Featherstone snap up Sheffield’s Ben Blackmore

James Messenger

Featherstone have announced the signing of Ben Blackmore from Championship rivals Sheffield on a two-year deal. 

The winger, who scored 18 tries in 31 appearances for the Eagles in 2019, re-joins Rovers having previously spent time there in 2014-15.

The 26-year-old started his career with Castleford before moving to Huddersfield in 2013.

With game time limited at the Super League side, Blackmore went out on loan to Doncaster and Batley Bulldogs before making the move to Featherstone midway through the 2014 season.

After 35 appearances for Rovers, Blackmore moved on to Sheffield Eagles, where he has been since 2016.

On the announcement, Blackmore said: “It’s my hometown club and all of my family live around the area.

“My nephew is looking forward to it even more than I am. I’m really excited to be back at the club, my whole family is to be fair.”

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