Featherstone Rovers add Super League forward on loan

Jack Ashworth

Featherstone Rovers have signed Jack Ashworth from Huddersfield on a short-term loan deal.

Ashworth, 26, came through the St Helens academy and was a part of their Grand Final winning side in 2019, named on the bench against Salford.

He joined Huddersfield in 2021 and has made nine appearances for the Giants. He has made a total of 49 Super League appearances, scoring four tries.

The forward will link up with the Championship side this week ahead of their home clash with Batley.

Head coach Brian McDermott said: “We’ve recognised the need to bolster our pack with injuries having taken their toll in recent weeks.

“Jack is a strong ball carrier and defender and will fit into our system well.”

Ashworth’s deal is initially short-term with a view to extending, the club has confirmed.

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Jack Ashworth career so far

Born in Rochdale, Ashworth made his Super League debut with St Helens in 2015 against Hull. He also featured for hometown Rochdale Hornets on loan during his debut year.

He played in the 2019 Challenge Cup final defeat by Warrington at Wembley Stadium. And also the 2019 Super League Grand Final triumph.

Having also featured for Sheffield on loan, he enjoyed two stints at Leigh in both 2019 and 2021, having been sent off against Wigan in his second debut for the Centurions.

He made the switch to the John Smith’s Stadium in November 202 on a two-year deal from St Helens.

Ashworth links up with Super League promotion-chasers Featherstone ahead of their Round 16 clash against Batley Bulldogs at Post Office Road. His new side currently sit second in the Championship table, one point behind 1895 Cup winners Leigh.

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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