York City Knights 1st team 2013 (click to enlarge)
Reigning Players Player of the Year who had a fantastic first full season in the Championship in 2012. Known for his high work rate and durability, Aldous will be looking to build on this in 2013 and establish himself as one of the Championships leading front rowers.
A new recruit from Hull FC who will be looking to establish himself as a first team regular in 2013. He was highly recommended to the club by Hull legend Lee Radford and his known for his no nonsense approach and physical presence.
A former Knights Scholarship player who has progressed through the ranks at the club. Brining established himself in the first team towards the end of the 2012 season and is known for his speed around the ruck and outstanding defensive capabilities.
A 2012 Grand Final winner with Sheffield, Brown is one of the most experienced half backs in the Championship. He is an outstanding kicker, both at goal and in general play, and is a tremendous signing for the club for 2013, having topped the Eagles points scoring charts for the last three seasons.
A young fullback who has joined the club from the Featherstone Rovers. Carr has found his first team opportunities limited at the Big Fellas Stadium and is coming to the Knights to establish himself as a key member of the Knights squad. Watch out for his outstanding footwork and balanced running.
The outstanding member of last season's successful U18's team. Carter is a clever, speedy hooker with the heart of a lion. He will be hoping for further opportunities in the first team following his debut at Batley last season.
A local product from Heworth ARLC who toured with the Great Britain Community Lions in 2012. Craig is one of the fittest members of the Knights squad and will be aiming for a regular first team place in 2013.
Club captain who joined the club in 2011 and who has established himself as a key member of the squad. His experience will be important in 2013 alongside some talented young three quarters. Ford also doubles up as the clubs Under 20's Head Coach.
Former Player of the year has returned to the club after a short stint in Rugby Union. Freer has a fantastic attitude and will be hoping to regain his form from a couple of seasons ago when he was one of the best props in the Championship.
A fans favourite who returns to the club following six seasons in Superleague with Wakefield and the London Broncos. Golden is a workaholic in the second row, whose quality and experience will be vital in 2013.
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One of the clubs longest serving players and one of the most talented hookers in the Championship. Lee has the skill to unpick the best of defences and can also fill in at loose forward.
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A centre or second row who joins the club from Featherstone Rovers. Lyons has struggled to break into the first team at the Big Fellas Stadium and joins the Knights to push for regular first team football.
A barnstorming front rower who joins the club from the Dewsbury Rams. Nicholson has come through the Academy system at the Leeds Rhinos and will add size and power to the Knights front row.
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A former York Acorn product who joins the club from the Castleford Tigers where he played under Knights Head Coach Gary Thornton. Orange is a former Knights Scholarship player who will be hoping for regular first team action in 2013.
Returns to the club following a year in Australia where he gained representative honours with the Western Australia Rugby League. Presley possesses frightening pace and is a handful for any defence. He will be looking to recapture his form from 2010 when he was one of the most feared half backs in the Championship.
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A Grand Final winner with Sheffield in 2013 and a fantastic coup for the club. Scott is a tough tackling second row who was outstanding for the Eagles in last season's playoffs. He will be looking to establish himself as one of the top second rowers in the Championship in 2013.
Another local product who came through the Knights Scholarship and York Acorns junior set up. Smith is now entering his fourth season as a first team squad member, having made his debut in 2010, and will be aiming to improve further in 2013.
A prop forward who played under Knights Head Coach Gary Thornton during his time at Batley. Stenchion is a hard working player with a fantastic attitude and will be aiming for a regular place in the first team next season.
A young prop forward who has joined the club from York Acorn. Stubbs is a former Knights Scholarship Player who made his first team debut against Featherstone in 2012, aged just 17. He is a player with a big future who will be aiming for further first team action in 2013.
A consistent prop who was a close runner up for the Players Player of the Year gong in 2012. Sullivan joined the club in 2004 and has made more appearances for the Knights than any other player. He will be hoping for a big season in 2013.