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Hooker James Davey has joined Rovers on a dual registration from Wakefield Wildcats.
James who played Super League Rugby for the Wildcats six times in 2010 has been on head coach Daryl Powell's radar for some time. His signing on a dual registration reflects the pressing need to replace the recently departed Kyle Briggs. Powell outlined the meaning behind the signing saying;
He's quick, he has the ability and confidence to take on the defensive line and break it. He has good defensive qualities and he did a good job at Wakefield. He fits neatly into Andy Kain's role enabling Andy to operate at stand-off.
Daryl Powell expanded on the need to sign Davey on a dual registration deal, explaining;
Our hand was forced by the sudden departure of Kyle. The situation is fluid, and he might well be recalled into the Wakefield squad, but we need the sort of player that James is and we hope we can keep him, eventually on a Rovers contract.