SIGNING | Richard Owen joins the Dons

SIGNING | Richard Owen joins the Dons

17th November 2017

The Dons have signed former Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity outside-back Richard Owen on a one-year-deal.

The 27-year-old arrives at the club having played over 150 games in Super League, scoring 300 points in the process.

Owen said: “It’s the right time in my life to get back to playing rugby, Carl has made me feel really welcome and I feel that it’s a good club for me.

"I’ve had a few clubs interested but when I spoke to Richard Horne and Carl Hall they sounded genuine and that’s the sort of people I need in my life.

“I’m happy to play wherever the coach wants me, being back in the team environment is what I want so I’m buzzing to get started.”

Head coach Richard Horne said: “We’re happy to have Richard on board with us, he’s a quality player and will really add something to the squad we have.

“He has a lot of experience from his time in Super League and after speaking to him, he is very focused on helping us achieve our goal in pushing for promotion.”

Chief executive Carl Hall said: “It’s great for us to have secured Richard Owen’s signature, meeting him was similar to when we signed Paul Cooke from the conversation we had.

“If Richard can have a similar impact then we’ll have a real good player on our hands, his experience of playing at the top level could be key for us.

“He feels the time is right for him to come back into the game, I would like to welcome him to our club and I’m sure the fans will do the same.”

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SIGNING | Richard Owen joins the Dons