Osborne provides Knights Championship Power

Published: 31 October, 2018 - 6:00 am

York City Knights have bolstered their forward pack by bringing in powerful prop Ross Osborne on a permanent deal for 2019.

21 year old Osborne spent a month on loan at the Knights in both 2016 & 2017 while coming through the full time ranks at Hull FC, and after making 12 appearances on dual registration for Doncaster in 2018, head coach James Ford is pleased to bring him back for a third spell at the Minster City.

Knights Head Coach James Ford said: “Ross has been in our environment before and is fully up for the challenge. He’s a big lad, he carries the ball well, he can pass and he makes good contact defensively.

“He has potential to kick on and really establish himself as a first grade player, if he works hard enough in and away from the club.”

Osborne said: “I’m delighted to be back at York. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into pre season and meeting the rest of the lads – It’s a really good club that has made massive improvements since the last time I was here, and I’m hoping that I can help them improve even more.

“I’m excited to work with Fordy again. In my opinion he is one of the best coaches in the game – he’s always looking to make make improvements at the club. The facilities here are second to none too – right up there with most super league facilities, and I can’t wait to be playing in the new stadium once that has been built.

“I really enjoyed it last time I played here, the fans are class and they get behind the team home or away. I can’t wait to get back playing in front of them.”

The 20 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 and Liam Salter, winger Judah Mazive, 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 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 z.ingledew@yorkcityknights.com or call 01904 876850 for further details!