Jack Bussey wants to help Featherstone win promotion to Super League

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Fresh from signing a new deal, Jack Bussey wants to help Featherstone clinch promotion to Super League this season.

The 29-year-old prop or loose forward will play his seventh season with Rovers in 2022 after signing a one-year deal. Bussey has made more than 100 appearances for Featherstone across two spells.

Bussey, who also enjoyed spells with London Broncos and Toronto Wolfpack, wants to help Rovers reach the top flight for the first time.

He said: “I’ve devoted a large of my career to Featherstone, it’s a place that I enjoy being at.

“The challenge excites me to go one better next year, to get promoted to Super League.

“I think we’ve recruited well, I’ve been fortunate enough to play with and against some of those lads. I think we’ll benefit from the experience some of them bring, particularly those who are joining from Super League clubs.”

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Featherstone delighted to keep Jack Bussey

Rovers football manager Ian Hardman said: “We are very pleased with the retention of Jack; his 2021 season was badly affected by injury and we look forward to see a fully fit and firing Jack Bussey in our promotion challenge for 2022.

“Jack’s quality is clear to all. Also, he is a game-changer and we are glad that is with us for another year.”

Featherstone have made five signings for next season. The club have already announced the recruits of Ben Hellewell, Morgan Smith, Brandon Pickersgill, Luke Briscoe and Matty Wildie.

However, nine players have left Post Office Road. Brad Day (Newcastle), Thomas Minns (Newcastle), Dean Parata (London Broncos), Frankie Halton (Hull KR), James Harrison (Warrington), Jake Sweeting (Dewsbury), Dale Ferguson (Dewsbury), Jimmy Beckett (Dewsbury), Nu Brown (Australia return) and Kris Welham (Sheffield) have all departed.

Former Leeds and Toronto Wolfpack boss Brian McDermott will lead Featherstone’s charge for Super League promotion in 2022.

READ MORE: Championship ins and outs for 2022: Signings and retentions club-by-club

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