23rd January 2020, 20:02 | Rochdale
Rochdale Hornets have bolstered their squad ahead of the Betfred League 1 season with the signing of Sam Hopkins.
Hopkins made his professional debut in 2011 for Leigh Centurions before spending seven seasons with his hometown club. The 29-year-old has also spent time with Toronto Wolfpack in the Betfred Championship before a spell with Workington Town last season.
Hopkins said: “After talks with Andy Mazey and seeing what’s going on at Rochdale recently, I knew the Hornets would be a great fit for me.
“I hope I can help them achieve all they want this year. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I look forward to working with Matt Calland and getting stuck in with the lads.”
Rochdale Hornets Head Coach, Matt Calland, said: “I am really excited to get a player of Sam’s experience.
“He has player at Super League level with Leigh, having played over 100 games for them.
“He has also played for Wales and his influence on what is a young forward pack will be invaluable.
Rochdale Hornets will kick their Betfred League 1 campaign off on the road against Coventry Bears on Sunday 16th February.