Halifax rumour Finnished - Liam stays at Rovers next season

Rovers skipper Liam Finn is staying at the club next year. Picture: Bob Nunn.
Rovers skipper Liam Finn is staying at the club next year. Picture: Bob Nunn.

Featherstone Rovers have quashed rumours that skipper Liam Finn is joining Championship rivals Halifax next season.

The 29-year-old Ireland international has one-year remaining on his Featherstone contract and will stay at the club in 2014, the club announced today.

Scrum-half Finn had been linked with a move to his hometown club Halifax.

Featherstone’s major shareholder Feisal Nahaboo said: “We have had much interest for Liam but he isn’t going anywhere and will remain at Featherstone next season.

“We are flattered by interest but our captain wants to stay and he has the boards backing. Finn has been an immense servant to the club. He has been instrumental in our recent successes and is a key component of the squad.

“I find him a pleasure to liaise with and a great person and leader. I’m not surprised our Championship rivals and others in the game were interested in his services.

“The club wants to make it very clear that we are not interested in releasing our better players and any attempt to unsettle players won’t work won’t be successful.

“We wish to win trophies and the club will do all it can to bring more silverware this season and onwards. We have agents of Super League players knocking on our door regularly and this is great testament that some of the leading talent in this country want to play for Rovers.

Finn, who recently scored his 2,000th career point and is currently enjoying a six-month tesimonial, said: “I’m glad the decision has been taken out of my hands to stay at Featherstone Rovers.

“The board made it clear they wanted me to stay and like the rest of the dressing room, I’m 100 per cent committed to the cause and being successful at Rovers.

“I’d like to thank the fans for their support and take this opportunity to assure them that the club is in very safe hands and the appointment of Sean Long as team manager has added a new dimension to the club that was already in good shape. We can only keep winning and hope the off-the-field activity helps us being successful on it.”