KEIGHLEY Cougars' squad for 2020 continues to gather pace after a triple swoop including two from an arch rival.

Ryan Lovegrove's side have signed Dan Hawksworth, Ryan Wright and Kyle Kesik for their assault on Betfred League One. 

Prop forward Hawksworth arrives at Cougar Park from fellow Betfred League One side Hunslet on a two-year deal.

The 26-year-old has previously played for Sheffield Eagles, York City Knights and Hemel Stags.

Wright has re-joined Cougars for a third spell with the club.

The hooker returns to Cougar Park on a two-year deal also following a spell with Hunslet.

Announcing the deal this afternoon, Cougars tweeted: "They say that third time is the charm, right?

"The Cougars are this afternoon delighted to welcome hooker @ryanwright91 back to Cougar Park for his third spell with us."

Wright has re-joined Cougars following an initial month's loan deal in June.

The 27-year-old played 18 times for Cougars during the 2018 season, scoring two tries, before joining Hunslet in July last year due to financial problems at Keighley.

Wright began his career with Leeds Rhinos before moving to Wakefield Trinity and coming through the academy system there.

He started his career in 2013 with his first of two spells at Dewsbury Rams. He went on to enjoy three spells, including one on loan, at Doncaster, Gloucestershire All Golds (loan), and the Cougars.

Meanwhile, Cougars have signed hooker Kesik from League One rivals Doncaster.

The 29-year-old arrives following a decade of service at the South Yorkshire club, where he was awarded a testimonial this season having made over 250 appearances.

A product of the academy system at the Sheffield Eagles, Kesik has been skipper of the Dons for five seasons.

Head of rugby Gary Moorby said: “We are very pleased to have secured Kyle’s signature from Donny.

“He is very experienced and a tough customer who will add some steel to our forward pack.

“Kyle is a trademark No 9 but can also play at 13, so will give us more options in the pack when Rhys (Lovegrove, coach) is rotating.

“At 29, he still has plenty to offer and hopefully Kyle will enjoy his life as a Cougar.”

His arrival is the third addition of the week for Keighley, who yesterday made the eye-catching capture of Jake Webster from Bulls following the signing of Mo Agoro from Newcastle.