KEIGHLEY Cougars have announced the signing of Nathan Roebuck.

A centre or winger by trade, Roebuck joins the club on a two-year deal until the end of the 2023 season following his departure from Warrington.

And now he is calling Cougar Park home, the towering 6’5 back is looking forward to helping his new club and teammates push for a place in the Championship.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back to playing rugby and getting to know and settle in with the lads at Keighley,” said Roebuck.

“I believe there is a good rugby core and a good business structure at the club.

“After my two full years in the Warrington first team, even with the struggles of coming back from injury in my final academy year and the two seasons we’ve had with Covid, I’ve learnt so much from being in a competitive environment.

“And after previously working with Andrew Henderson, I spoke with him and we know Keighley are striving to get promotion and to be playing Championship rugby and hopefully further over time.

“I want to play my part in helping this club achieving those goals.”

Hailing from Oldham, Roebuck was picked up ahead of the 2018 season by Warrington for their scholarship system.

He made an immediate impact on the field and his efforts were rewarded in 2019 as he was voted the joint Under-19’s player of the year and earned a first team contract in the process.

The Covid-19 affected 2020 season presented Roebuck with his first team debut for Warrington, and he marked the occasion with a try at Salford.

This proved to be his only appearance for the club, and he was loaned out on three separate occasions earlier this year.

He did not get a game at Leigh or Salford, but he finished 2021 season on loan at Newcastle, where he scored a try against the eventual Championship winners Toulouse Olympique.

Returning to the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Roebuck departed Warrington following the expiration of his contract and made the decision to follow head of rugby Henderson and prop Myles Tate to Cougars.