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Jubb signs new Knights deal!

York City Knights are delighted to confirm that hooker Will Jubb has signed a new deal with the Club for the 2023 campaign, thanks to the support of Squad Builder.

25-year-old Jubb has become one of the Knights’ longest-serving players and has been with the Club since 2017 – initially on dual-registration from Hull Kingston Rovers.

Since then, Jubb has made the number nine shirt his own and will be going into his seventh campaign at the Knights next season.

Earlier this campaign, the hooker was welcomed into the York Rugby League 100 Club after passing a century of appearances in Knights colours in our victory over Newcastle Thunder in April.

Alongside his career with the Knights, Jubb is nearing completion of his PhD in Fisheries Science and continues his role as an ambassador for Wilberforce Trust’s Club Wilber, supporting children with visual and hearing impairments – a cause close to his heart after losing an eye as a child.

On retaining his number nine, Head Coach James Ford said: “I see Will Jubb as a key re-signing for the Club, both as a player and as a person. He trains to a first-class level all week, all year round and sets standards for other players to aspire to achieve.

“I think you can see that in how he has improved over the past couple of years as a player, most notably in his defence to a level where I’d put him down as the best defensive hooker in the competition.

“He regularly gets through between forty and sixty tackles, often with no misses, and that really does take some doing. The contact that he dishes up and the ruck wins he delivers for our team really helps what we aspire to do. He is a really significant member of that middle unit.

“There are parts of Will’s game that we want to keep adding to and he is completely on board with it. He wants to be pushed, he wants to learn and he wants to reach some new heights as a player. I’m sure that, with his attitude and his drive, we will see even more improvements from Jubby in the future.”

Jubb himself added: “I’m over the moon. It’s no secret I love playing here and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done, moving to York. I love playing here, playing in front of our fans and playing for Fordy.

“The fans have really taken to me as one of their own and yeah, it means a lot to me and my family. I’m over the moon to be staying.”


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