Keighley Cougars have confirmed a new dual-registration partnership with Super League club Hull KR for the 2023 season. 

The link will see some of Hull KR’s young and upcoming talent get the opportunity to gain first-team experience at Keighley Cougars.

Lovegrove on Hull KR link up

Cougars head coach Lovegrove added: “We’ve worked hard on this partnership and it will be big for us. Hull KR’s recruitment and work within youth rugby is up there with the best, if not the best within the country.

“We’re all for developing Keighley rugby league and the more depth in our squad we can get, the better we become.

“It will further challenge people for positions but also if you have an injury or a ban throughout the year, there’s somebody to lean on and utilise if needed.”