Keighley add Italy captain

Keighley Cougars have announced the signing of Brenden Santi from Newcastle Thunder for the 2021 season.

Santi is the captain if the Italian national team, and will bring NRL experience to the Cougars pack, having played for Wests Tigers.

He has also played for Toulouse and Newcastle.

Reacting to the news, he said: “I’m really happy to be on board with the Keighley Cougars.

“I’m excited by the vision of the club and what the vision is for the future and I’m looking forward to being a part of that and looking forward to the season ahead.

“The club have recruited really well for the coming year and I think we’ll be a real threat in the up and coming season.”

Head Coach Rhys Lovegrove added: “He has already shown that top level experience in the last couple of years playing with Toulouse and Newcastle.

“I’m really excited about the leadership qualities he will bring to the club both on and off the field, and also excited to see him progress now in the next stage of his career with us at Keighley.”

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