Knights boost forward power with Blagbrough

Published: 5 November, 2018 - 7:00 pm

York City Knights have added more firepower to their 2019 Betfred Championship pack with the signing of Jack Blagbrough from Leigh Centurions.

The 24 year old former Sheffield Eagles forward had signed a three year deal with Leigh Centurions in 2018 after spending the 2017 season playing for Mackay Cutters in the Intrust Super Cup. Blagbrough initially graduated from the Huddersfield academy ranks and made his Super League debut for the Giants against Bradford Bulls in September 2013.

He then signed for Sheffield and successfully combined his playing career with a Maths and Biology degree at the University of Leeds – and made 11 appearances while on loan at York City Knights in 2015.

Knights Head Coach James Ford said: “Jack has the potential and the drive to become a really good rugby player. He’s good in contact and has a good attitude towards the defensive side of the game.

“I’d like to thank the supporters and sponsors once again for backing the club so effectively making signings like this possible.”

Blagbrough said: “I’m really excited to be back at York, playing here on loan before was one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had in rugby and to see how far the club has come made the decision easy to join.

“The club have a real opportunity to be a big player in the Championship this season with Fordy as coach, a new stadium coming and if the fans keep up the support they showed last season then there’s no reason York can’t go even further.

“After the up and down season at Leigh, this fresh start is just what I needed and I’ll be hoping to establish myself as an important player here.”

The 23 players now officially signed on for next year are League 1 Player of the Year Connor Robinson, fellow nominee Ben Cockayne, hookers Harry Carter and Will Jubb, centres Brad Hey, Liam Salter and Perry Whiteley, wingers Judah Mazive and Kevin Brown, winger/full-backs Ash Robson and Matt Chilton, full-back/half-back Matty Marsh, England Students internationals Marcus Stock and Jason Bass, Captain Tim Spears, and packmen Jack Blagbrough, Ross Osborne, Ronan Dixon, Josh Jordan-Roberts, Joe Porter, Sam Scott, Jack Teanby and Mike Kelly.

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2019 season tickets, memberships and tickets for the Knights Gala Dinner at York Racecourse on Saturday, November 10th are all available now. Book your tickets today by emailing Zillah Ingledew at or call 01904 876850 for further details!