NEW Saints signing Joe Batchelor has joined his former club York City Knights on a one month loan deal.

The second rower who joined Saints in the off-season, will link up with the Championship club with whom he starred during the past two seasons.

Saints coach Justin Holbrook said: “Joe needs some game-time early in the season and without a reserves competition in place, this is the best way to achieve that.

"Joe is very familiar with the York set-up and with them playing in the Championship in 2019, this works well for all parties.”