Featherstone sign Hitchcox from Wests Tigers

Featherstone Rovers have confirmed the signing of Australian Jy Hitchcox from NRL side West Tigers on a two year contract, subject to visa.

The 25-year-old outside back has also played for Gold Coast Titans and Melbourne Storm, as well as rugby union for Manly Marlins.

He is a former Australian Under-18 representative, who has plyed more than 60 games in the New South Wales Cup.

“Jy is a player we have been watching who has a good pedigree and is player who can cover a number of positions,” Fev coach Andy Hay said.

“He has played all over the field and he even filled in at hooker at one point last season for the Tigers at New South Wales Cup level so he’s a pretty tough player.

“I think he will add plenty of speed on the outside and he has good ball skills so he will be an asset to us.

“His capture creates further competition in our three-quarter line and I’m looking forward to him arriving at the club and fighting for a place in the team.

“It’s important that we have healthy competition throughout the squad next year and Jy certainly provides that.”

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