NORTH WALES CRUSADERS have further bolstered their squad ahead of the forthcoming campaign.

The club has signed 21-year-old winger Kallem Rodgers on a one year deal.

Rodgers played his amateur rugby league at Wigan-based Ince Rose Bridge, while he’s also featured for Bradford Bulls reserves.

Last autumn, Rodgers represented England Community Lions and he featured against Wales and Ireland.

Rodgers, who was also part of the St Helens academy touring squad that went to Australia in 2020, told the Crusaders’ website: “I’m excited for the season coming.

“Everyone at the club is great, the club is doing some great things and can only get better so it’s good to be able to be a part of it.”

Crusaders’ head coach Carl Forster added: “I’m really happy to bring Kallem in, he’s a big strong lad.

“When I learnt of his availability from Bradford we were quick to act and bring him in.

“He’s come with a previous injury, so for him it’s about getting back fit and into full training with the team.”

North Wales Crusaders will open their season at Colwyn Bay’s Stadiwm CSM on Sunday, January 28 when they host Championship side Swinton Lions in the 1895 Cup.