Warrington Wolves starlet makes permanent Championship move after Salford Red Devils loan spell

Drew Darbyshire
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Ellis Longstaff in action for Salford Red Devils

Featherstone Rovers have signed England Knights international Ellis Longstaff from Super League side Warrington Wolves with immediate effect.

The 21-year-old back-rower or centre has been plying his trade on loan at Salford Red Devils this season, making six appearances for Paul Rowley’s side.

Longstaff’s loan with the Red Devils has been terminated, allowing him to link up with promotion-chasing Featherstone with immediate effect, with parent club Warrington receiving a transfer fee.

On joining Featherstone, Longstaff said: “I’m really pleased to be joining this club, I’m an Ackworth lad so it feels like I’m coming home. 

I’m looking forward to getting stuck in, working with Sean Long and the boys, and playing my part in getting this club into Super League.”

Featherstone Rovers boss delighted to secure services of England Knights star Ellis Longstaff

Longstaff came through the ranks at Warrington, making his first team debut in 2020 before going on to play 14 times for the club.

The Pontefract-born forward has played four times for England Knights and also qualifies to represent Scotland via family heritage.

Rovers director of rugby James Ford said: “It’s a huge boost for us to be able to bring in a player of Ellis’s ability and potential. 

“He will compete for a place in the back row or centre and bring a wealth of energy, tenacity and aggression to our side.  

“I’m very confident that the Blue Wall will enjoy Ellis’s style and approach.”

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