Doncaster and Hull FC extend dual registration partnership

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Doncaster RLFC have extended their dual registration partnership with Super League side Hull FC for the 2015 season.

Jack Downs, Brad Fash and Jansin Turgut are expected to be among the Black and Whites youngsters who will be loaned to the Dons as part of the agreement.

Dons player coach Paul Cooke said his side, in all likelihood, would not have finished as high in last season’s Championship were it not for the link with his former club.

Cooke said: “We are delighted to have extended our dual registration with Hull FC and the club are once again looking forward to welcoming players to Doncaster in 2015.

“Last season the partnership was a great success for both sides, with those at Hull FC needing game time coming to Doncaster and really proving a point.

“The system definitely played a big part in helping us to a top four finish in 2014.

“There were times during the campaign where our squad was really stretched due to injuries and we relied heavily on dual registration players.

“We hope the partnership success continues and the results are as positive as they were last season both on and off the field.

“I’d like to thank Lee Radford and Hull FC for making this possible and I look forward to working with him and his staff again.”

Hull FC’s head coach Lee Radford said: “It is important to us especially with the depth that we have in our squad next season, that those who are not featuring in the first team at times do not stutter in their development and continue to progress.

“Chris Green returned to us late last season away at Salford firing on all cylinders following a period with Doncaster in which he was able to return to full fitness and match sharpness, and I think that is a prime example of how beneficial partnership can be.”

Dons host Hull FC in a pre-season friendly on January 11.