Hull KR: Elliot Minchella commits long-term future to club

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Elliot Minchella Hull KR

Elliot Minchella celebrates one of his tries

Hull KR have announced that forward Elliot Minchella has signed a four-year deal to remain at the club until the end of 2026.

The 26-year-old signed for the club ahead of the 2020 season, as one of five players the Robins signed from Bradford. Joining him at the club were Joe Keyes, Rowan Milnes, Matty Storton and Anesu Mudoti.

He made 16 appearances for the Robins in 2020, but his 2021 season was cut short by a serious knee injury. He was named vice-captain ahead of the 2021 season, with Shaun Kenny-Dowall taking the main role.

Prior to that, Minchella came through the academy at Leeds, and has also represented London Broncos, Sheffield and Bradford.

Minchella “fully committed” to club

Reacting to the news, Minchella said: “I’m happy where I am and since I’ve joined the club both the people at Hull KR and the fans have welcomed me,  I love it here. I’m very happy to commit for the next four years, it’s an exciting time at the club.

“I want to thank Tony for bringing me to the club. He was the one who gave me the opportunity to play Super League again. If it wasn’t for that I wouldn’t be here now.

“I’m looking forward to the future and we’re going to have a new coach. We all rip in and buy in now and we’ll all do the same for the next man in charge.

“We’re on a great run at the minute, five in a row, and we want to extend that. Then in a couple of weeks, we’re in a semi-final and we want to finish in the play-offs as well.

“I think me and my family will move over to Hull and I think that’s a big part of it. For the next four years, we’re absolutely buying into the Hull KR way of life and that excites me. I’m fully committed to the club and my future at Hull KR.”

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