Wellington Albert joins Featherstone on loan

Papua New Guinean international Wellington Albert has joined Betfred Championship side Featherstone Rovers on a one-month loan.

The prop forward has impressed the Rovers fans so far while making four appearances on Dual Registration from Leeds Rhinos. 

Albert now will join Featherstone on loan hopefully until the culmination of the 2019 season strengthening Ryan Carr’s forward pack for the all important run to the playoffs. 

The Rhinos will have the option to recall for forward after the first 28 days of the loan, with Albert still being available for the Rovers until they chose to. 

The 24-year old joined Leeds following Widnes’ financial troubles and has gone on to make six appearances in the Blue and Amber. 

Internationally, Albert has played five times for Papua New Guinea appearing in two World Cups for the Kumuls. 

Ryan Carr, Rovers Head Coach: “He’s been a good addition to the team and brings even more depth to our already strong forward pack. His signing will help push everyone else to their best as well as they continue to battle for jerseys every week.”

Davide Longo, Featherstone CEO is happy to have such a destructive forward for the run in at the end of the season: Wellington will be a big asset for us in the coming weeks and would like to thank Leeds Rhinos for allowing it to happen at this late stage of the season.”