Owen joins Doncaster

Former Super League winger Richard Owen has signed for League 1 outfit Doncaster on a one-year deal.

The 27-year-old is an experienced winger, having played over 150 games in the top-flight for Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity, scoring 312 points in the process.

Owen, who can also play at full-back, made his Castleford debut back in 2007 and scored 59 tries in 121 appearances before moving to rivals Wakefield in 2014, crossing 19 times in 45 games for Trinity.

He also enjoyed a one-month loan spell at Leigh Centurions 2016 but had the 2017 season out of the game due to off the field issues.

And after a year of not playing Rugby League, Owen admitted that he is glad to be back in the game.

He said: “It’s the right time in my life to get back to playing rugby, Carl has made me feel really welcome and I feel that it’s a good club for me.

“I’ve had a few clubs interested but when I spoke to Richard Horne and Carl Hall, they sounded genuine and that’s the sort of people I need in my life.

“I’m happy to play wherever the coach wants me, being back in the team environment is what I want so I’m buzzing to get started.”

And head coach Richard Horne thinks Owen can have a positive impact on the Dons.

He said: “We’re happy to have Richard on board with us, he’s a quality player and will really add something to the squad we have.

“He has a lot of experience from his time in Super League and after speaking to him, he is very focused on helping us achieve our goal in pushing for promotion.”

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