Fox joins hometown club Featherstone from Huddersfield Giants

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FEATHERSTONE Rovers have signed Huddersfield Giants back rower Joe Fox on a one-year contract for next season.

The 20-year-old, who is from Featherstone, was named the Giants under 20s player of the year in 2011.

Rovers head coach Daryl Powell (pictured) said: “We are delighted to offer an opportunity to a talented young back rower who has been with Huddersfield from a young age.

“He is an athletic back rower who will thrive within the Featherstone Rovers environment.”

Fox said: “I’m looking forward to joining my home town club.

“2013 will be a big year for me in terms of my development and I can’t think of a better club to join. The whole club is going places and I’m excited about being part of it.”