York sign Australian halfback

York City Knights have completed the signing of Brendan O’Hagan for the 2021 season, subject to RFL clearance.

O’Hagan comes with experience of being with three NRL clubs. He started out Newcastle Knights as a teenager, and then signed for Canberra Raiders and Wests Tigers.

Reacting to the news, he said:

“I’ve been speaking to John Bateman a fair bit, as we were teammates at Canberra Raiders, trying to get what it’s like over there and he had some great things to say about the place of York and the club as well so he helped me make the decision.

“I’m pumped to get over there, start ripping in and get ready to win a comp over there.

“I heard great things and obviously the new facilities we have at York are awesome.

Head Coach James Ford added: “I’m looking forward to working with Brendan, and I’m excited to see what he can bring to our group.

“His pedigree is first rate and from the footage I’ve seen I’m very confident he’ll be a key player in our team.

“He is clearly a running threat, works very hard off the ball, and has been around some elite coaches and environments, but I was mostly drawn to Brendan’s hunger to continue improving and his drive to be the best version of himself.”

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