Veteran centre Jake Webster to play on in 2022

Drew Darbyshire
Jake Webster in action for Keighley

Photo courtesy of Keighley Cougars and Jonny Tomes-Green

Jake Webster turns 38 today but he is showing no signs of slowing down after signing a new contract with Keighley.

The former New Zealand international has committed his future to the Cougars for the 2022 League 1 season.

Webster joined Keighley ahead of last season from local rivals Bradford. He scored eight tries in 13 games last season.

Jake Webster delighted to go around again

He said: “It was a no-brainer really as I’ve grown really fond of the club.

“Keighley is where I want to end my career as the club has always been great to me since I first arrived.

“I feel that this is the right place for me and my family, and I love everything that the club stands for.

“The objective now is to gain promotion to the Championship after coming so close this year.

“It is time for the boys to do what it says on the tin and just continuously win games of rugby league.

“We are definitely building a good squad for the coming year so it is upwards and onwards whilst building towards a bright future for the Keighley Cougars.”

Webster has made almost 350 career appearances for Melbourne Storm, Gold Coast Titans, Hull KR, Castleford, Bradford and Keighley.

He won eight caps for New Zealand between 2005-07, helping the Kiwis win the Tri-Nations tournament in 2005.

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Elsewhere in League 1: Greg McNally joins Rochdale

Gregg McNally
Gregg McNally was a fan favourite during his time at Leigh

Rochdale have announced the signing of Ireland international Gregg McNally.

McNally, 30, joins the Hornets following an impressive season with Whitehaven in the Championship. The full-back has also represented Ireland on the international stage on 14 occasions.

McNally said: “I’m really excited about the year ahead. Rochdale is a great club with a very proud history.”

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