Hull KR land Shaun Kenny-Dowall

Hull KR have signed winger Shaun Kenny-Dowall on a two-year deal from Newcastle Knights.

The 31-year-old has made 279 appearances in the NRL for Sydney Roosters and the Knights, scoring 141 tries.

Kenny-Dowall has earned 21 caps for New Zealand on the international stage, where he scored nine tries.

He said: “It’s a huge honour to be coming over to Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League. I know that the club is steeped in history and I’m really looking forward to joining the Rovers.

“I’m excited to be experiencing a new competition over in England after so long in the NRL.

“I love the way the Super League is played and for myself, it’s a new challenge to move out of my comfort zone of the NRL and step into a different arena and test myself on the other side of the world.

“I’ve always wanted to tick that box in my career and I’m very grateful to Hull KR for giving me that opportunity.”

Hull KR coach Tony Smith added: “It is fantastic that the club has been able to bring someone over with Shaun’s experience.

“It is important for us to maintain those high standards, in terms of people with experience, with what they can bring to the table.

“The 2020 squad is largely going to be a young and enthusiastic side.

“We have lost a couple of experienced players, and it’s vital that we regain that mix. We’ll be maintaining those high standards by bringing in somebody of Shaun’s calibre.”


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