THE comings and goings continue at Keighley Cougars including the recruitment of an international player.

Serbian international Jason Muranka has signed from Betfred League One rivals Doncaster.

Muranka, 29, a second row forward, arrives at Cougar Park following two seasons in South Yorkshire.

During his time with the Dons, he made just short of 50 appearances helping the Keepmoat Stadium team to qualify for the League One play-offs in both of his season in Doncaster colours.

Born in Bradford, as a junior Muranka played in the other code and was in the junior set-up at the Bradford & Bingley Bees club.

From Wagon Lane, the back rower would join the Dewsbury Rams and would play his part in their team that stunned the undefeated Leigh Centurions in 2015 to win the Reserves Championship title.

Breaking into the first team, Muranka helped the Rams secure Championship status in 2016 on the back of play-off appearances in the 2014 Championship play-offs and the 2015 Championship Shield play-off semi finals.

However, with chances limited in 2016, Muranka found himself playing out on loan in League One at the Newcastle Thunder with this coming after a further spell on loan in the 2014 season at the now defunct University of Gloucestershire All Golds club.

Muranka is also a fully-fledged international, playing his national team rugby league as a member of the Serbia side.

Despite growing on and off the field in the country, he has played in two World Cup qualifying campaigns which has sadly seen the Serbs fail to reach the 2017 and 2021 showpiece events.

Speaking of his decision to join the Cougars, Muranka said: “Having met Craig and Steve I liked their plans for the future and my role in the team.

“l am looking forward to the opportunity to be part of a new era at Cougars and can't wait to get stuck in.

“I’m a hardworking player who is excited by the challenge of getting us competing at the upper end of this division.

“It would be great to get Keighley on the up again.”

Meanwhile, a pair of the 2018 squad have left Cougar Park.

Harry Aaronson has joined Swinton Lions. The full-back has signed for the Championship club for a second spell in Greater Manchester.

He scored 10 tries in 34 appearances for Craig Lingard’s side during his two seasons at the club.

Cougars tweeted: “We would like to thank Harry for his services and wish him the best at his new club.”

Cameron Leeming has departed the Cougars to join Championship side Dewsbury Rams.

The centre scored six tries in 17 appearances during his single season with the club.

Meanwhile, Keighley Cougars Women’s have continued their recruitment drive with the signing of Australian half-back Caity Clifton.

Clifton joins the Cougars from Queensland-based outfit Normanby Hounds and arrives in the UK along with men’s first team new recruit Jacob Thomas at the end of November.

Speaking of Clifton’s signing, Women’s head coach Dean Muir said: “To sign a half of this quality to support what we have already got shows how far the club has come in such a short period of time.

“Playing behind the strong pack we are starting to recruit, this will Caity to flourish in our teams and system.

“Caity is a natural elusive runner on and off the ball and somebody who will excite the Cougars fans and but bums on seats which this women’s team truly deserve to have.

“She will be arriving in the UK with Jacob Thomas who has been signed by the men’s first team and it again shows the family values we hold dear here at Keighley Cougars.

“I’m looking forward to meeting Caity when she arrives in the country and begins training at the start of December.”

Anyone who is interested in trialling with the women’s team should contact the club. The trials date is Sunday, November 18, with a start time of 9.30am.

Former Keighley Cougars player Jimmy Bardgett, a forward who played for the club during the 1950s, has died. The club passed on its condolences to his family and friends on social media.

Davey Dixon scored his first senior international try in only his second appearance for Scotland.

The winger scored the opening try in Scotland's 50-12 defeat to Wales in their European Championship clash last Friday night.