Chester Crosses City Divide


The 28-year-old has signed a two-year contract at Super League’s newest club after speculation over his future, with Rovers boss Justin Morgan saying that the signing will complete his recruitment for the new season.
"He's going to be the last signing until next year and adds invaluable and vast experience to the squad," he said.
"He is a tough defender and a creative ball player, he has a sound knowledge of the game and will add a different dimension to the team. I'm sure he'll make his presence felt around the park."
Chester made over 100 appearances for Hull FC during the five years he spent there, but was prevented from fulfilling his potential by a spate of injuries; the latest of which saw him miss out on last year’s Grand Final.
Coach Peter Sharp allowed the forward to speak to other clubs, with Chester stating his preference either for Wakefield or Castleford before a meeting with Morgan ensured his switch to Craven Park.
"I'm really chuffed to get sorted out," said Chester. "To have the chance to play rugby week in week out helped me with the decision.
"I can't wait to run out in front of a home crowd, the fans have a massive reputation in the rugby league and especially in the city."
Hull KR will meet their city rivals for the first time in Super League at the KC Stadium on the ninth of April.