Featherstone Rovers wanted Michael Monaghan

Aaron Bower
By Aaron Bower June 23, 2014 12:35

Featherstone Rovers wanted Michael Monaghan

Ambitious Featherstone Rovers majority shareholder Feisal Nahaboo has revealed that they almost secured a deal to reverse Michael Monaghan’s decision to retire, and bring him to Featherstone for 2015.

Nahaboo spoke openly about the club’s future plans at a press conference, on Monday, and he confirmed a move for Monaghan was in the pipeline before falling through.

“We did look at Michael Monaghan, and we’d had meetings with him and his agent regarding a move,” Nahaboo said.

“We put a package to Michael that we thought he would take and come across. It would have been very good for this club, because we needed that marquee signing to look up to and rally around.

“He would have been assistant coach as well as a player, but it fell through. I don’t know whether that was because he hurt his calf or anything, but we know he won’t be coming this season.”

Nahaboo also confirmed that Andy Ellis – who had been linked with a move to Castleford – is staying put at the Rovers for next season, saying: “I know there have been some rumours about Andy and Cas, but let me tell you now – Andy is going nowhere.

“Featherstone are no longer a selling club.”

He also said there is a deal potentially in place with Jay Pitts to sign for next season onwards.

Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the social media platform of your choice.

Join the lively Rugby League debates on our Fans Forum

Rugby League Yearbook 2014/15League ExpressSuper League's Top 50Rugby League World
Print / KindlePrint / DigitalDigital ExclusivePrint / Digital

Aaron Bower
By Aaron Bower June 23, 2014 12:35

Great Rugby League Reads!


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter

Which team do you support?

Vote in our poll

After Widnes coach Denis Betts said he would like to do away with Sunday Super League games, what day would you stop playing games on?