Hull KR recruit French international full-back from Catalans amid injury crisis

Josh McAllister
Tanguy Zenon, SWPix

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Hull KR have announced the signing of French full-back Tanguy Zenon on an initial two-week loan deal from Catalans following a handful of fresh injuries at Craven Park.

Starting #1 Lachlan Coote, 33, is currently sidelined after failing his head injury assessment during the Magic Weekend defeat to Salford inside Newcastle’s St James’ Park.

Drafted in from Bradford on a deal until the end of 2023, Jack Walker made his debut against Catalans over the weekend in the 38-4 defeat in Perpignan.

However, the ex-Leeds youngster suffered a fresh injury blow during the Round 15 fixture, according to Hull Daily Mail, having started the game at full-back.

Reports also claimed that Willie Peters lost both Sam Wood and Jordan Abdull during the defeat to injuries, with the latter only returning that game after a quad injury.

Meanwhile Ethan Ryan, who has also filled in at the back in 2023, suffered a broken jaw during the golden point extra time defeat to Wigan in May.

Hull KR bring in Tanguy Zenon to help cover injuries

On the recruit, Peters said: “Tanguy Zenon is a talented young rugby player who I’ve watched earlier in the year while playing for Catalans.

“He’s a good runner with the ball and can really play with the ball in hand too.

“Tanguy is an exciting prospect and will add further strength to our squad, specifically the full-back position.”

He will link up with the Robins this week and could make his debut this Saturday in the Challenge Cup quarter-final clash with Salford.

Zenon has made six Super League appearances since making his debut against Wigan last year, and earned his first France call up in the mid-season international against England at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The 21-year-old only penned his first professional contract earlier in April to secure his future at Gilbert Brutus Stadium until 2025.

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