COUGARS have announced the signing of Myles Tate on a one-year deal.

The 19-year-old prop arrives at Keighley for the 2022 season following his departure from Super League club Warrington.

The well-built Tate will add raw size and power to the pack while continuing his own personal development.

And the young forward beamed: “I’m looking forward to joining the club and I’m very grateful for the opportunity.

“After speaking with Rhys Lovegrove and Jake Webster, I’m looking forward to what the club is trying to do this year and I want to be a part of it

“I’m also looking forward to the big step up, developing my game and showing what I can do, while becoming a lot better as a player.

“I can’t wait to get stuck in.”

A product of the Oulton Raiders community club in Leeds, Tate was signed to a scholarship deal aged 14 by Castleford in 2016.

His performances in the Castleford academy caught the eye of Warrington, who acted quickly to secure Tate’s services for their own academy set-up.

Becoming a regular starter for the Wolves under-19’s in the early part of 2020, the young prop shone, and marked his three appearances prior to the season’s curtailment due to the Covid pandemic with a try in a victory over Wakefield.

With the Academy Championship returning for 2021, he once more featured regularly throughout the year for the young Wolves side, who, coached by Paul Anderson, won seven of their 12 fixtures.

At the end of the season, Tate was not offered a first team deal by Warrington, which allowed the Cougars to pounce after the forward’s availability became known after he was highly recommended to the club.

Cougars chairman Mick O’Neill MBE said of the club’s second new signing for 2022: “This is an exciting signing of a talented young player from a Super League club.

“Myles was introduced to me and Rhys by Jake Webster and comes to the club with a good reputation from his time at Castleford and Warrington.

“He is a big lad and a good prop who will add a lot to the team as he continues his development as a player.”