Featherstone sign Hull FC's Briscoe on dual registration
Hull FC's young winger Jack Briscoe has returned to his homeland for a dual registration spell with Championship club Featherstone Rovers.by NRL
Hull FC's young winger Jack Briscoe has returned to his homeland for a dual registration spell with Championship club Featherstone Rovers.
Daryl Powell's men have moved to secure the services of the pacey outside back for the remainder of the season, giving the 20-year-old West Yorkshireman a good opportunity to gain some valuable first-team experience.
Briscoe is the young brother of Hull FC first-team and England winger Tom Briscoe and is yet to make his senior debut for the club.
Speaking about the loan move, Black and Whites' Director of Rugby, Shaun McRae, commented, "This is a great opportunity for Jack to play at a higher level and earn his spurs so to speak.
"He has been a consistent performer for us in the U20's, but we really need to see him playing at a more physical and competitive level and this move will allow us to do that.
"It also comes at a good time for Featherstone who were looking for a player of Jack's calibre, so at the same time we're pleased to be able to support them in this way.
"Featherstone are a good club with a good coach in Daryl Powell, highlighted by their recent exploits in the Challenge Cup, so this is a great chance for Jack to shine."
Briscoe will now join up with a number of former Hull FC players including Challenge Cup Final winner Tommy Saxton and coach Daryl Powell is looking forward to getting started with the youngster.
"We are delighted to welcome Jack to Rovers and look forward to playing a big part in his development as a player," he said.
"We are sure he will add significantly to our squad with his speed and strength and I would like thank Hull FC for their support."
"Jack is a talented young man. He's strong quick and he fits into the type of player that we want here. I'm sure that jack will benefit hugely from the experience he will gain here as well.
Briscoe on the move said, "I'm happy to be allowed to join Featherstone, it gives me a chance to play against a higher standard of opposition and gain some experience. It will also be a pleasure to play for my hometown club."
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