New Featherstone forward Jesse Sene-Lefao has been given the number 12 shirt by the club for the 2022 season.
Sene-Lefao made the move from Super League side Castleford. The 32-year-old spent five seasons at the club, and played in two major finals for the club.
He will now be part of Featherstone’s efforts to reach the Super League. They will be hoping to go one better in 2022.
Sene-Lefao has taken the number vacated by Brad Day, who moved to Newcastle.
In an interview with the club website, Sene-Lefao said:“Getting the number 12 Jersey is a very special moment for me and I feel so privileged to wear that number.
“There have been some great players who have worn this jersey so I hope I can represent those before me, do the number proud and hopefully add my own flavour to it next season.
“I have really bought into the culture of the club so far and spent time learning about its rich mining history and how rugby league was the thing that brought the community of Featherstone together through tough times.
“Learning about the significance of Featherstone, the badge and its people and how they have the attitude to never back down and work hard has had a great impact on me.”
Featherstone favourites to finish top
Featherstone have also been named as the bookmaker’s favourites to finsh top of the Championship in 2022.
In 2021, Featherstone were one of the front-runners for promotion to the Championship, along with Toulouse. The French side were the only team to beat Featherstone in the regular season. Toulouse also beat Featherstone in the Million Pound Game.
There has also been a change at the top for the flat cappers in 2022. Brian McDermott has taken up the helm at the club, replacing James Webster.