Burns settling in at Hull KR

New Hull KR signing Travis Burns says he is settling well in to life at Craven Park.

Burns, 28, is enjoying his first week of training with the Robins having arrived on a three-year deal from Penrith Panthers.

He will, however, sit out the first four games of next season after being handed a 12-match ban for two separate incidents while playing in the NRL last season.

Burns told the club’s official website: “Everyone has been really friendly and welcoming which has made the transition from Australia relatively easy. I missed the last six weeks of last season due to my suspension so it has been a long time in-between. I am happy to be finally over here and preparing to play some footy.

“I just want to forget about all that now and concentrate on playing footy for Hull KR.

“Growing up, I always watched the Super League and it has been something I wanted to challenge myself in. The competition has got a lot stronger and it is not far off the NRL, I’m looking forward to testing myself in it.”

Burns previously worked with Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock at Manly, and he has also played at North Queensland Cowboys, registering 128 appearances in the NRL.

He is seen as a direct replacement for Blake Green, who left the club at the end of the season to join Wigan for an undisclosed fee.

The Australian was joined in pre-season training this week by fellow new recruits Evarn Tuimavave and Greg Eden.

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