Hull KR pair boost York squad

James Gordon

York have signed Hull KR pair Junior Vaivai and Will Oakes on a month’s loan.

Vaivai, 29, has made 15 appearances for the Robins this season, while winger Oakes scored six tries in 10 appearances for the Knights last year.

Knights Head Coach James Ford said: “I’m really looking forward to working with Will again, he’s a very strong ball carrier with the potential to make a big impact for us.

“I’m excited to work with Junior too, he’s very explosive and can turn momentum in games with pieces of individual class. I’m confident he’ll be a very popular player in his time at York.

“I’m so proud of the clubs efforts to sustain our progress and the support we’ve received from our fan base has facilitated this drive.”

Both go straight in to the York squad for Sunday’s trip to Widnes.