Keighley Cougars have beaten off competition to sign 26-year-old Australian forward Mitch Revell for the rest of the 2024 season. 

His addition should boost the Cougars going forward in the rest of their League 1 campaign by bolstering their strength and agility on the field, as well as bringing a wealth of experience and skill to the forward pack.

An enthusiastic Revell, who spent last season in French Elite One with Villeneuve/Lot, told the Keighley Cougars’ website: “Joining the Cougars is an incredible opportunity, and I am eager to contribute my best to the team’s success.

“I have immense respect for the club’s legacy and I am ready to embrace the challenge ahead.”

Jake Webster, director of rugby at Cougars, echoed Revell’s sentiments, saying: “Mitch’s signing marks a significant milestone for the Cougars and one I have been working on for a while.

“His addition aligns with our commitment to excellence and strengthens our resolve to compete at the highest level.

“He adds depth and versatility to the squad and I can’t wait to see him pull on the jersey.”

Revell, who made his Queensland Cup debut last year, will have some time to get up to speed, with Cougars having a bye week this Sunday.

They are back in League 1 action on Sunday, April 14, at home to fellow early pace-setters North Wales Crusaders.

Two Keighley first-team players who will be getting gametime this week are Ben Dean and Codey Downey, who are due to turn out for Huddersfield Giants’ reserves later today against Hull FC’s second string.