KEIGHLEY Cougars have today registered James Feather as a member of the first team squad for the remainder of the 2021 season.

The club stalwart, and Hall of Famer, has signed for the remainder of the current campaign as a precautionary measure after six players were ruled out through Covid protocols following the positive test recorded at training last Friday evening.

Joining the club in 2003, ‘Buster’ would make his professional debut in a Northern Rail Cup group stage fixture away at Oldham in March 2006.

He has gone on to make 341 appearances for the club, scoring 70 tries, over the 15 seasons that followed his debut.

Appointed as club captain following the retirement of Phil Stephenson, Feather led the side to two promotions in 2009 and 2011, as well as victory in the 2016 iPro Sport Cup final in Blackpool.

The hooker requires just three appearances to break Stephenson’s summer era appearance record for the club.

Since the Covid hit 2020 season, Feather has taken a step off the field and has been working this season to date as a member of head coach Rhys Lovegrove’s backroom team.

Buster has been allocated the number 36 jersey for this season.

One of Feather's teammates, Mo Agoro, is also celebrating some good news this week.

The winger, who has recovered from an early season leg injury, has been named in the Jamaica train-on squad ahead of this autumn's 2021 Rugby League World Cup.