Featherstone boost squad with Griffin

Experienced front-row Darrell Griffin has joined Featherstone on a two-year deal.

The former England international has made over 300 career appearances in his time at a number of Super League clubs, including 140 matches whilst playing for Huddersfield Giants.

He joins Featherstone from Salford, where he played with his brothers Josh and George in 2015.

He will be reunited with his former head coach at the Giants, Jon Sharp, who continues to build his first squad as boss at Fev since taking over midway through last season, with Anthony Thackeray another big name signing heading to the Big Fellas Stadium.

“I am delighted to have been able to bring Darrell to Featherstone,” said head coach Sharp.

“He will add another dimension to our pack. I signed Darrell from Wakefield Wildcats when I was at Huddersfield where he developed in to an England international. He has a fantastic work ethic, trains very hard and looks after himself. I remember at the Giants he would also do extra training sessions and I know this is something he has carried on throughout his career since our time together.”

“He brings experience to our front row and his dedication to the sport will benefit some of the younger members of our squad who will be able learn from Darrell both in training and on the field. He is a leader of the pack and I am looking forward to seeing Griffin in a Featherstone Rovers shirt in 2016.”

Meanwhile, Griffin revealed that he couldn’t wait to work under Sharp once again.

“Jon is a great coach and I really enjoyed my time with him at the Giants,” said Griffin

“I was still relatively new to rugby league when I joined Huddersfield and a bit raw but I really developed under his guidance. He is very smart and technical and I am looking forward to working with him again at Featherstone.”

“I know a few of the boys here and I am really impressed with the facilities that we have, the Stadium is fantastic and the Centre of Excellence is the best facility I have seen in rugby league and I was really surprised when I looked around them.

“It is important we utilise these facilities and under the leadership of Jon, I think the club is really going places and I want to be a part of that. I am looking forward to getting to know the blokes better and working hard in pre-season as we prepare for an important season.”