Featherstone Rovers have underlined their determination to return to the field this season by signing Samoan international Fa’amanu Brown for the remainder of the 2020 campaign.
Brown is a former Cronulla Sharks and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs player who has made 37 NRL appearances.
The New-Zealand born 25 year old can play in a number of positions, including halfback, hooker and fullback, and Rovers see him as a key acquisition for James Webster’s squad.
The move has received a GBE (Governing Body Endorsement), which has allowed the club to apply for his Visa, which officials are confident of securing.
The signing depends on the 2020 season starting again with promotion at stake, which was a key factor in Brown’s decision to join the club.
Rovers have made no secret of their desire to ensure both happen if at all possible.
Featherstone football manager, Steve Gill said: “We are pleased to be able to bring a player of Nu Brown’s quality here to Featherstone.
“He can excel in a range of positions and I’m sure he will be a fans’ favourite here at Rovers.
“As a club we have never given up hope, with the squad we have, of going one step further than last year.
“If and when the season does re-commence we want to be sure we are in the best possible position to give it our best shot.”
The club has continued to prepare for that possibility by implementing safety and hygiene measures into its stadium and training facilities.
Club partners One Connectivity have donated a temperature screening station, which will instantly test the temperatures of players and staff when entering the premises to ensure their temperatures are below 37.8°C.
Two-metre markers have been placed around all entrances and equipment and hygiene stations have been placed around the club.