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Featherstone Rovers sign Hull player Turgut on loan

Jansin Turgut.
Jansin Turgut.

FEATHERSTONE Rovers have completed the signing of former England Academy captain Jansin Turgut, who joins the club on an initial month’s loan from Betfred Super League’s Hull FC.

Turgut, 22, operates in the back row and at centre and will spend at least the next four weeks as a Featherstone player.

The deal can be extended further and the Hull-born talent is likely to come into contention this weekend when the Rovers take on Barrow Raiders in round 11 of the Betfred Championship.

Turgut is being sponsored by the club’s newest commercial partner, The Energy Check, and is delighted to be joining Featherstone.

“I am really looking forward to getting some game-time under my belt with Featherstone, playing in a winning team,” said Turgut, who will wear the number 30 shirt.

“I want to kick on and will be committing myself fully to the blue and white of Featherstone. I want to impress here.

“I know a fair few of the boys, so am expecting to fit in pretty quickly. I trained for the first time last night (Thursday) and the lads were great.

“Coming to Featherstone is a great fit for me, living in Hull. I can touch base with them while training here.

“I did not want to join a Championship club which was just ticking over, I wanted to come to one which was pushing towards Super League.”

Rovers head coach John Duffy added: “We were on the lookout for Super League quality and when Jansin became available we moved quickly to secure him.

“There was a lot of interest from other clubs. Jansin is a huge talent and will be fantastic for us.

“He fits into what we do and how we play. He can also operate in a multitude of positions.

“I am really looking forward to seeing how he progresses and it will be good to see him in a Featherstone shirt.”