Hull KR confirm signing of Brad Takairangi

Hull KR have completed the signing of Cook Islands and New Zealand international Brad Takairangi on a two-year deal.

The 31-year-old recently finished a successful campaign with Parramatta Eels, helping them to the semi-finals of the NRL.

Takairangi has made almost 200 NRL appearances for Sydney Roosters, Gold Coast Titans and Parramatta. He has earned seven caps for the Cook Islands and four for New Zealand.

Hull KR coach Tony Smith said: “He’s a very experienced player with a lot of versatility. Brad is able to play in the back-row, centres and stand-off.

“His versatility and experience will be enormous for us and will add to our strength in depth in a number of positions. Should we need him to fill in any of those positions he will be more than comfortable and proficient.

“Brad is fresh off the back of a successful 2020 campaign with Parramatta Eels, where he starred in the semi-finals. He’s played at international level and nearly 200 games in the NRL, so he brings experience in various roles.

“He’s at the stage of his career where he’s in the leadership group, so he will help us further develop the younger players.”

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