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Tom Lineham returns to York Knights!



York Knights are delighted to announce the return of winger Tom Lineham on a one-year deal, thanks to the support of Squadbuilder!


Lineham began his professional career at York, debuting for the Knights in 2009 before scoring 11 tries in 18 appearances the following season as the Club won promotion to the Betfred Championship.


The winger’s form earned a Betfred Super League move to Hull FC in 2011, where Lineham crossed for 54 tries during 68 outings for the Black and Whites.


Lineham signed for Warrington Wolves ahead of the 2016 campaign, going to feature 133 times for the Wire and bagging 83 tries.


The ex-England Knights international won the 2016 League Leaders’ Shield and 2019 Betfred Challenge Cup with Warrington and also started in three other major finals: the 2016 and 2018 Betfred Super League Grand Finals and the 2018 Betfred Challenge Cup Final.


The 32-year-old arrives at the LNER Community Stadium following two seasons with Betfred Super League side Wakefield Trinity.


On signing for the Knights, Lineham said: "There's not many clubs that would excite me to come back into the sport but York was one of them. They gave me an opportunity in 2009 which then progressed at Hull FC and Warrington.


"I see a lot of potential here at York, it's a really nice city with great facilities.


"It'd be great to see the club continue to progress over the next five to 10 years and I'm hoping I can come back, have a positive effect and repay them as a thank you for their support all those years ago."


Head Coach Andrew Henderson, who is proudly sponsored by Haxby Sports Bar, said: "I'm really pleased to be able to bring Tom to York.


"I spent four years with Tom at Warrington (as Assistant Coach) and I really enjoyed working with him. He's a wonderful player and I know the quality of the player that he is.


"I still believe that he has a lot to offer and he is keen to finish his career on a high, particularly here at York, the Club where he started his rugby league."


Lineham could make his return to York when the Knights travel to Doncaster RLFC on Sunday (3pm) at the Eco-Power Stadium in their 2024 Betfred Championship opener. Tickets are available to purchase HERE.


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