Howarth brings qual­ity to Hor­nets

Middleton Guardian - - SPORT -

ROCHDALE Hor­nets have added an ex­pe­ri­enced name to their for­ward pack with the sign­ing of Stu­art Howarth from White­haven.

The Wi­gan academy prod­uct has played over 120 Su­per League games with spells at Wake­field, Sal­ford, St He­lens and Hull FC as well as en­joy­ing time at Work­ing­ton and White­haven.

Howarth, who is a hooker by trade, also of­fers cover at loose for­ward, as well as in the halves.

The 28-year-old is ex­cited to join up with Carl Forster at Hor­nets say­ing: “Speak­ing with Foz (Carl Forster) made it pretty straight for­ward. He’s a great coach, and easy to play with. He com­bines the role of player-coach re­ally well.”

The pair’s paths have crossed be­fore, with Howarth play­ing both along­side, and un­der Carl at White­haven.

Howarth con­tin­ued: “I’m made up he asked me to come to the club along with Tony Ste­wart. I can’t wait to get started!”

Forster re­vealed Howarth as a ‘real qual­ity sign­ing’.

“Stu is a real qual­ity sign­ing for us, he brings a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence and great lead­er­ship,” he said.

“This is a real state­ment from the club to se­cure a player of his cal­i­bre. He Is great to work with and I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing him in a Hor­nets shirt.”

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