Darrell Goulding has signed a three-year deal with Hull KR, starting next season, and cannot wait to get started with the Robins.
He has revealed that it was the club’s ambition which persuaded him that they were the right club to join.
“I think I needed a new challenge at this stage of my career and there were a few clubs interested. I spoke to them all but the ambition at Hull KR really stood out,” said Goulding, a former England international who has played 150 games for Wigan since his debut in 2005.
“Speaking to Craig Sandercock and Chris Chester, it’s definitely a club that’s going places and the fact they wanted me so much was a really good feeling to have.
“I’d love to repay their faith in me by coming over and getting back to my best form again. It’s a new opportunity and one that I think will probably reignite me.
“I’ve been fortunate to be part of a lot of success at Wigan and that’s something I’d love to replicate at Rovers. I’d love to be pushing for success over the next couple of years and there’s no reason why we can’t.
“I’m also looking forward to the challenge of being one of the more experienced players in the outside backs and working with some of the young guys at the club as well.”
With two appearances in the World Club Challenge and Super League Grand Final, Goulding will offer a proven winning record to the Robins.
“He has been there and done that in terms of winning competitions and Challenge Cups and it’s a pleasure to have a thorough professional join our club,” said Rovers coach Craig Sandercock.
“He is a big game player and I’m really looking forward to working with him.”