Hull KR sign NRL Grand Final winner, Samoa star Tyrone May from 2024: ‘Been a player on our radar for a while’

Drew Darbyshire
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Tyrone May in action for Catalans Dragons in 2023

Hull KR have signed NRL Grand Final winner Tyrone May on a two-year deal from Catalans Dragons from the 2024 season.

The 27-year-old utility-back has mad 37 appearances for the Dragons over the last two seasons, and represented Samoa in last year’s World Cup.

May won the NRL Grand Final with Penrith Panthers in 2021 before he joined Catalans a couple of months later.

Hull KR coach Willie Peters said: “Tyrone has been a player on our radar for a while.

“He’s been really dominant in Super League over the last two seasons. We were looking to bolster our spine with some more experience and Tyrone will definitely bring that.

“Tyrone’s played in the big games and finals. He’s been part of such a successful club like Penrith and he’s doing wonderful things in Catalans, I’m looking forward to having his experience and knowledge with us next year to help us mentor our younger guys.

“He can play stand-off, half-back, centre and loose forward, Tyrone’s versatility is going to be great for us but we’re looking for him to cement a spot in our halves.”

Tyrone May ‘excited’ about linking up with Hull KR next year

May joins Peta Hiku, AJ Wallace and Oliver Gildart as part of Hull KR’s new arrivals for next season.

On joining the Robins, May said: “I’m excited about signing with the Robins for next year. After chatting with Willie, it happened pretty quickly.

“I’m focused on finishing the season strong with Catalans but seeing Hull KR improve this year under Willie (Peters) and the direction they’re going in, it’s exciting to be a part of that next year.

“I was with Peta (Hiku) at Panthers. I got along with him really well, he’s a good fella. It’s good to have a familiar face there too.

“The boys that are at Hull KR already are doing a good job this year, I’m looking forward to linking up with them next season – it’s exciting times.”

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