KEIGHLEY Cougars have announced the departure of eight players following their relegation from Betfred Championship, including vice-captain Tom Doyle, prolific try-scorer Mo Agoro, and star full-back Lewis Young.

Doyle, the former Bulls hooker, requested in August to have his contract terminated so he could join a Super League club.

The Cougars denied him that with just 30 hours until the transfer window closed, but later in August, Doyle activated the Super League clause in his contract for the 2024 season.

Agoro’s departure from Keighley marks the end of a remarkable chapter in the club’s history, with the winger having made 60 appearances for the club and scored 45 tries.

Young joins Harvey Spence embarking on a new adventure in Australia, with the young pair wanting to broaden their outlook on life and experience new things, which includes playing rugby league in the southern hemisphere.

Former Bulls youngster Alix Stephenson, nephew of Keighley legend Phil, ends his three-year spell with Cougars and will now take some time away from the sport.

Billy Gaylor has been an outstanding servant to Cougars over the last five years, but he leaves after penning a contract with another League 1 club.

Lloyd Roby had the option to extend his deal, but this was not taken up, as he looks to find regular Championship rugby in 2024.

Finally, Jake Sweeting departs having struggled for game time this year. He found a home at Midlands Hurricanes while out on loan.