Green and Dobson extend Rovers stay to 2014

Hull Kingston Rovers are delighted to announce that half-back pairing Michael Dobson and Blake Green have extended their contracts with the club until the end of 2014.
 
The former Australian Schoolboy internationals were both due out of contract at the end of the 2012 campaign but will continue to form a formidable partnership at Craven Park for the next three seasons.
 
Twice named in the Super League Dream Team during his stay with the Robins, 25-year old Dobson has made 94 appearances for the red and whites, and said that he is pleased to put to bed speculation linking him with a return to the NRL.
 
“It’s really good to get it all sorted out and there’s been a bit of speculation but I’m really happy to have sorted it out and I’m really happy in Hull,” Dobson told Hull KR.tv.
 
“Hopefully we’re challenging and winning a bit of silverware,” was Dobson’s aim for the next three years.
 
“We’re going to build on a good core of players in the next couple of years. You’re still going to have the experience of Ben Galea, Clint Newton and Jake Webster, but we saw Jordan Cox and Louis Sheriff getting games at the weekend too.
 
Dobson was equally pleased to see Green also continue his Robins stay. “It’s going to be really good.
 
“I get along really well with Blake and he’s probably been our best performer this year and I’m happy he’s going to be staying with me here for the next few years.”
 
Green, 24, has enjoyed an impressive first season in Super League since moving from Canterbury Bulldogs at the start of 2011, scoring 9 tries and contributing 19 try assists in 22 Super League outings.
 
He has been arguably the Robins most consistent performer in engage Super League XVI, and admits the opportunity to play regular first grade rugby was a big factor in his decision.
 
“That’s the main reason,” said Green .
 
“I’m very thankful to Justin for bringing me over here and giving me the opportunity so that’s definitely a big part of it.
 
“I’m very happy to get it sorted and very happy to be staying alongside Dobbo for the next few years.
 
“We’ve got some good young kids coming through and I’m excited to be part of their future and part of their development.
 
Speaking of his partnership with Dobson, Green commented: “Hopefully it takes off for us and I’m really confident it will.”

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