Warrington youngster Nathan Roebuck makes League 1 switch

Nathan Roebuck

League 1 club Keighley have signed outside-back Nathan Roebuck from Super League side Warrington on a two-year deal.

The 21-year-old winger or centre, who stands at 6ft 5in, will call Cougar Park his home until at least the end of the 2023 season.

Roebuck made a solitary appearance for Warrington in 2020. He has also spent time on loan with Salford, Leigh and Newcastle.

He follows Andrew Henderson to the Cougars. Henderson has become head of rugby at Keighley after spending time at Warrington as an assistant coach.

Nathan Roebuck targets promotion with Keighley

Roebuck said: “I’m really looking forward to getting back to playing rugby and getting to know the lads at Keighley.

“I believe there is a good rugby core and a good business structure at the club.

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“After my two full years in the Warrington first team, even with the struggles of coming back from injury in my final academy year and the two seasons we’ve had with Covid, I’ve learnt so much from being in a competitive environment.

“And after previously working with Andrew Henderson, I spoke with Hendo. We know Keighley are striving to get promotion and to be playing Championship rugby and hopefully further over time.

“I want to play my part in helping this club achieving those goals.”

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Elsewhere in League 1: Welsh pair relocate to join Hunslet

Hunslet have signed West Wales Raiders pair Rowland Kaye and Charley Bodman.

Kaye, 22, is a second row forward that impressed Hunslet coach Alan Kilshaw last season when playing against the Parksiders on the wing.

Fellow Welshman Bodman, 19, can play at second row or loose forward and made his debut against Hunslet, scoring his first try.

He was another player that caught the eye of Kilshaw, despite West Wales’ dismal season where they lost all but one match – a draw with Doncaster.

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