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Dan Brotherton signs for Saints – RL that is!
St Helens Rugby League Club have secured the services of Northampton born winger Daniel Brotherton on a part-time professional contract after impressing in 2 matches in which he scored 3 tries.
Saints’ under 18s coach Derek Traynor, said: “In a short space of time Dan has shown enough of his talents and has lots of potential. He understandably has a lot to earn about the game of Rugby League, but has some impressive athletic qualities with his 6’4″ frame and good speed and strength. ”We are all excited about monitoring his developments and watching him learn throughout pre-season.”
Daniel is in the Saints squad for the Carnegie 9s on Wednesday evening and has been entered into the Fastest Man In Rugby League race.
Speaking about Dan’s progession within the game is Richard Heighton who was Dan’s first coach in Rugby League, “Dan came to the club in 2007, our first year of existence. That year, Dan was a lanky 15 year old, and with no youth rugby league in our programme at that time, the only place we could put him was into the adult team. We would never normally do that with a player of that age, but Dan’s size, strength, speed, ability and maturity meant we felt perfectly comfortable in doing so. Dan’s ability was clear right from the start. Along with Sam Howes, Dan made wing play a highlight of our first season. Dan had a great season that year, scoring several long range tries.”
“Our 2008 season opened with an away trip to Greenwich, in which Dan opened the scoring, and won a man of the match award. Dan was a great player throughout that season, whether at wing or an occasional appearance at fullback. Our season that year finished with Dan leading the way with two tries against the league winning Hainault Bulldogs, in what was almost the upset of the season.”
“Dan has always impressed me with his approach to the game. He takes the field with an absolute determination to succeed, and along with his obvious physical ability that’s what made him such an outstanding player, even as a junior playing in an adult league.”
Dan is pictured in a recent game vs Leeds Under 18′s.
Thanks to Paul English and League Express for allowing the photogrpah to be used on this site.
Daniel played in the Carnegie 9′s tournament at Headingley on Wednesday night and scored 3 tries and in the Fastest Rugby League race he came third. To watch Dan at Headingley follow this link: -