Sykes signs for home town club Dewsbury

Paul Sykes scores for Featherstone in Sunday's Championship Shield final, just days before joining Dewsbury Rams.
Paul Sykes scores for Featherstone in Sunday's Championship Shield final, just days before joining Dewsbury Rams.

Former Great Britain international Paul Sykes has signed for his home town club Dewsbury Rams.

The half-back joins just days after scoring 16 points to help Featherstone Rovers defeat London Broncos in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield final at Widnes.

Sykes started playing with local amateur club Thornhill Trojans, while he went on to have a glittering Super League career spanning over 15 years, including two spells at Bradford Bulls, making over 100 appearances for Harlequins and a stint at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Sykes has scored over 1.500 points and joinedFeatherstone from Wakefield but has now landed a move to his home town club.

Rams coach Glenn Morrison played alongside Sykes at Bradford and Wakefield and is delighted to have brought the 34-year-old to Tetley’s Stadium.

Morrison said: “The two of us have known each other for a while.

“He’s one of the most experienced players in the Championship and capable of doing a job in a number of positions and has years of experience at the very top of the game.

“Paul is a local lad who knows and loves the club and I’m really glad to be able to finally bring him here.

“I’m sure he’ll be a big hit with the fans when he throws on that Dewsbury shirt.”