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Featherstone sign forward Kitchen

Featherstone Rovers

Featherstone Rovers have signed James Kitchen from local amateur club Featherstone Lions.

Rovers beat off competition from Super League championships Leeds Rhinos for the highly rated 15-year-old forward, who has penned a three-year deal.

Head coach Daryl Powell said: "I am delighted we have been able to sign a young player as talented as James.

"He has the raw potential to be a huge hit in Rugby League. We are committed to developing elite young talent.

The West Yorkshire club's scholarship manager Robin Sharp added: "This is a really big signing for us.

"I have followed James' progress over the last 3 years. He is a big, strong, aggressive go-forward type of player with massive potential.

"He is a product of our scholarship scheme and we feel we can offer him the right environment to develop and progress his career with a pathway to first team rugby".

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