Rovers land Kenny-Dowall

Hull KR have announced the signing of NRL back Shaun Kenny-Dowall on a two year contract.

He comes with a wealth of experience, having signed from Newcastle Knights. He has made a combined 279 appearances for them and the Sydney Roosters.

The Knights had said they had granted the New Zealand international an early release from his contract so he could take up a playing contract in the Super League.

He said: “It’s a huge honour to be coming over to Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League. I know that the club is steeped in history and I’m really looking forward to joining the Rovers.

“I’m excited to be experiencing a new competition over in England after so long in the NRL.

“I love the way the Super League is played and for myself, it’s a new challenge to move out of my comfort zone of the NRL and step into a different arena and test myself on the other side of the world.

“I’ve always wanted to tick that box in my career and I’m very grateful to Hull KR for giving me that opportunity.”

Hull KR coach Tony Smith added: “It is fantastic that the club has been able to bring someone over with Shaun’s experience.

“It is important for us to maintain those high standards, in terms of people with experience, with what they can bring to the table.

“The 2020 squad is largely going to be a young and enthusiastic side.

“We have lost a couple of experienced players, and it’s vital that we regain that mix. We’ll be maintaining those high standards by bringing in somebody of Shaun’s calibre.”

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