Hull KR star signs long-term contract extension: ‘It was a really easy decision’

Drew Darbyshire
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George King warming up with his Hull KR team-mates

Ireland captain George King has signed a new deal with Hull KR that will see him remain at Craven Park until at least the end of the 2027 season.

The 28-year-old, who has only missed one game so far this season, has made 71 appearances for the Robins since arriving from Wakefield midway through the 2020 season.

On his new deal, King said: “It was a really easy decision.

“I was over the moon that the club has come to me and offered me the extension, I signed it more or less straight away.

“I’ve relished every opportunity the coaches have given me, and as a team environment that we’ve helped build, it’s been really good collectively.”

Willie Peters ‘delighted’ to see George King commit his long-term future to Hull KR

Hull KR coach Willie Peters said: “We are delighted George has committed to Hull KR for an additional two seasons.

“George is a well liked person at our club and he puts his hand up every week when he takes the field.

“George is looking to move closer to training which shows how committed he is the club and this will no doubt help George reach the levels we know he can.

“We are very happy to secure George‘s signature.”

Huddersfield-born King came through the academy at Warrington alongside his brother Toby, where he made 96 first team appearances.

The front-rower left the Wire to link up with Wakefield on a permanent basis in 2019, playing 29 games across two seasons for Trinity.

He has been with the Robins since the early stages of the 2020 season, making more than 70 appearances to date.

King has won 13 caps for Ireland since making his international debut back in 2016, representing the Wolfhounds in the last two World Cups.

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