Hull KR confirm 11 departures at the end of the season

Drew Darbyshire
Albert Vete Hull KR

Albert Vete in action for Hull KR

Hull KR have confirmed overseas trio Korbin Sims, Brad Takairangi and Albert Vete are among 11 players who will leave the club at the season’s end.

Winger Ben Crooks and prop Will Maher are the other high-profile players who will depart Craven Park at the end of the season.

Tom Garratt’s exit was confirmed earlier this week, with the former Dewsbury prop having suffered long-term concussion injuries this year.

Youngsters Charlie Cavanaugh, Adam Rusling, Nathan Cullen, Bailey Dawson and Tom Wilkinson will also move onto pastures new.

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Hull KR departures

Prop Sims, 30, joined Hull KR on a two-year deal from St George Illawarra Dragons ahead of the 2021 season. The Fiji international has made 30 appearances for the Robins in total.

Cook Islands World Cup hopeful Takairangi, 33, linked up with the Robins at the same time as Sims, signing a two-year deal. He’s played 24 games for Hull KR.

Former Tonga international Vete, 29, has made 29 appearances for Rovers since 2021. He has made almost 100 appearances in the NRL.

Winger Crooks, 29, will leave Craven Park upon the expiry of his contract. He has made more than 200 career appearances for Hull FC, Castleford, Leigh and Hull KR.

Cumbrian prop Maher, 26, will depart Rovers having played almost 50 games since arriving from Castleford.

Forward Garratt made a promising start to his Super League career earlier this season but he left the Robins by mutual consent earlier this week.

And the five youngsters will seek game-time elsewhere as they look to progress their careers of first team rugby.

Hull KR have signed Tom Opacic, Rhys Kennedy and Sauaso Sue from the NRL for 2023. They have also brought in forwards James Batchelor and Yusuf Aydin from Wakefield.

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