Rams boost squad with new additions

Dewsbury Rams

DEWSBURY Rams have signed two new players going into the new season, winger Rob Worrincy and former lonee, second-rower Billy Hayes, who have both signed one year deals at the club.

Worrincy used to play for Halifax and the Sheffield Eagles, whilst Hayes has come in from Betfred Super League side Huddersfield Giants.

 Head coach Neil Kelly said on his new signings: “Rob is going to bring vast experience and competition to the wing spots.

“That’s an area where I’m looking for significant improvement next year, while I am also pleased to have made Billy a Rams player after he impressed last season. I’m still looking to recruit a front rower to complement the middle players already at the club.”

On signing on the dotted line the 19 year old Hayes said: “I really enjoyed my loan spell with Dewsbury last season. I’d just turned 19, so I was the youngest at the club, but the fans and everyone else were very welcoming, and the lads all really helped me settle in.

“The chance to work with Neil again was a big reason behind me choosing to sign permanently. He gave me a chance by starting me at the Summer Bash and it really gave me confidence. He showed that he believed in me, and that’s what you want in a coach.

“My personal goals are to play as many Championship games as I can next season and to try and cement my position in the starting line-up. The club can definitely aim high next season, we had a solid finish to 2017 and hopefully we can take more steps forward next year.”

Meanwhile Worrincy commented on his arrival at the club: “This club is one that has an illustrious history and it’s a true heartland club, it’s a tough club with some honest people and hard-working players.

“I’m hoping to add some experience and an element of attacking strike to the team. The role of a winger has changed in the game and I’m hoping to help with my fair share of work across the field, and to finish the opportunities that come my way.

“I believe the team can have a positive 2018 campaign and look to improve on the 2017 season. We need to be competitive in each fixture we play and aim to be towards the top end of the table when the Super 8s arrive. I believe we can surprise a few teams in 2018.”

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