Broughton Follows In Fathers Footsteps
Hunslet Hawks RLFC are delighted to announce the signing of 22 year old prop/back row forward Brooke Broughton from York City Knights on a 1 year deal.
Broughton came through the Leeds Rhinos junior set up before John Bastion took him to Warrington Wolves, he was released when Super League disbanded their under 20’s competition and joined Doncaster at the start of 2013 before joining York City Knights in June of this year.
Director of Rugby Darren Williams said “ Brooke was recommended to the club by John Bastion and we took note of his performance playing for York against us in August, he’s very quick for such a big unit with a good offload in his game, he can play at the front or back of the scrum and his size will be a big asset as we look to build a strong pack for 2014.”
Williams added “Brooke had a couple of offers including staying at the Knights but he lives in Middleton and it’s always that bit extra special when you have local lads playing in the team, he is the son of former Hawks star from the 1980’s Stan Warriner.”
On his move to the Hawks Brooke said “ I am really looking forward to playing for Hunslet, they have a great history in the game and I can’t wait to help them get back to the Championship at the first attempt.”
Meanwhile Williams revealed that centre/back row forward Aston Wilson has penned a contract extension for 2014 following a nightmare season that was curtailed through thumb & groin injuries.
Williams said “This is a big year for Aston as he needs to progress his rugby career and if he stays injury free should be a very useful addition to the squad, he’s got everything you could ask for; size, pace, strength and a great fend and he needs to make his mark in 2014.” Aston’s father Warren also played for the club in the 80’s and it would be great to see Brooke and Aston playing in the same Hawks team supported by their respected father’s in the famous Myrtle & Flame shirts.”