Featherstone promote five players to the first-team

Drew Darbyshire

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Featherstone have promoted five reserve players to the club’s first-team.

Centre Brandan French, full-back Sam Ottewell, centre Jack Richardson, back-rower Bradley Wright and winger Nathan Wright will link up with the rest of the Rovers’ first-team when pre-season training gets underway.

With the disbanding of Featherstone’s reserves, all these players will make the step into first-team training but will also have opportunities to play for Leeds’ reserve team via the dual-registration rule.

Featherstone reserves head coach and first-team assistant, Paul March, said: “All five have excellent season in the reserves and they deserve their opportunity joining the first-team squad in 2020 and hopefully push for starts in next 12 months.

“Brandan and Jack are big strong centres and have the skill to put there wingers away, Sam is a ball playing full-back and is very safe under the high ball.

“Nathan knows where the tryline is and carries the ball strongly out of yardage, Bradley is a ball playing back-rower who creates opportunities with his lines and is also a very good kicker of the ball.

“Everybody who watched the reserves last year will know these players and what they will bring to the team. I’m confident all five will have a bright future in rugby league.”

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