Hull KR re-sign Scotland international Kane Linnett for 2023

Kane Linnett

Hull KR have activated the one-year extension option for back-rower Kane Linnett for the 2023 season. 

Linnett, 33, made the switch to England with Hull KR ahead of the 2019 season. He had previously featured for Sydney Roosters and North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL.

The Scotland international made the shift into the back-row with the Robins, having played his career at centre Down Under.

He was included in the Super League Dream Team in 2021, having scored 13 tries.

So far in 2022, his fourth year at the club, Linnett has made eight appearances. However, he is expected to miss up to 11 more weeks of action due to injury. He suffered a torn bicep in the club’s win over Wakefield in Super League.

Kane Linnett on new contract

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here and my family have enjoyed their time here too,” Linnett said.

“It’s really good to be a part of a club that’s moving in the right direction.”

Linnett is confident the strong foundations already at Hull KR will stand the club’s new coach in good stead for 2023:

“I had the option in my contract and I’d love to finish here at this club,” he added.

“With what Tony’s (Smith) built here and the team we’ve got hopefully there are not too many changes. I think the new coach is coming into a club in a good position and we can keep the good times going.

“I said last year that I’ve still got a few years left in me. I’ll be 34 (years old) next year but personally, I know I’ve still got some good footy left in me. I’m looking forward to another year with the club.”

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