Featherstone tempt another Australian over

Featherstone have signed Intrust Super Cup outside back Conor Carey for 2019.

Carey, 23, is a UK passport holder and will arrive in the UK at the end of this week, joining up with new coach Ryan Carr.

Carr said: “He’s been in a good team for the last two years, playing consistent footy and he was in all the rep teams coming through, which is always a good sign.

“Players don’t always make the leap to the senior level easily, but he took it really well, so that’s another good sign.

“He’s played opposite Thompson (Teteh) and was in the academy ranks when Cameron (King) was at North Queensland Cowboys. I’m sure he’ll fit really well into the squad.

“He’s a good young kid who’s hungry to be better and he wants to come over here and take this opportunity, so I’m happy to have him.”

Carey previously played for Easts Tigers and Townsville Blackhawks and his signing comes hot on the heels of the headline capture of World Club Challenge winning hooker King.