Incoming Warrington signing James Harrison has played final game for Featherstone

Drew Darbyshire

The next game James Harrison plays will be in a Warrington shirt after he suffered an ACL injury whilst playing for Featherstone.

The 25-year-old prop has been ruled out for the season of the season having undergone ACL reconstruction surgery, meaning that he has played his final game for Featherstone.

Harrison, who helped Featherstone win the 1895 Cup this year, will link up with Warrington next season on a two-year contract.

A Rovers statement read: “James Harrison has been superb this season. A try scorer in the Wembley Final and generally talismanic throughout the campaign.

“Everyone at the club wish to put on record their sincere thanks to James for all his effort this season. Always Featherstone Rover #1092.”

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Harrison had a taste of Super League action last season when he made four appearances while on loan at Leeds. It will be his first full-time contract with Warrington next season.

On joining the Wolves, Harrison said: “I’m buzzing to be joining Warrington next season.

“I’ve always wanted to be a Super League player so to get the chance at a club like Warrington is a dream come true.

“I definitely feel I’m ready and the time is right to make this next step up in my career. I consider myself a real hard-working player and I back myself to play big minutes.

“I can’t wait to meet the fans. It’s a massive stadium at the Halliwell Jones and I’m looking forward to playing there next season. I’m really excited for what’s to come.”

Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said: “In recruiting James I know that we’ve added one of the Championship’s most consistent and stand-out forwards to our pack for next season onwards.

“He’s overcome adversity to get to where he is in his career and deserves his opportunity now to showcase what he can do in Super League.

“He has all the right attributes to bolster our forwards options and will add value to our squad for 2022.”