Hull KR sign Kieran Dixon

Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed that Keiran Dixon will be joining them from London Broncos in 2015.

The England Knights winger has inked a three-year deal with the Robins.

“It’s a good time to be coming to the club. With the players already signed and a few more additions, hopefully we’ll have a squad capable of challenging towards the top end of the table,” said the 22-year-old.

“I wanted a new challenge and when I had the opportunity to come here I was very honoured.

“I’ll be moving my family from one side of the country to the other so it is going to be a big change for us but one we are excited about.

“There’s a big history at the club and the derby was something that appealed to me too. I’ve been in London my whole life and there isn’t anything like the rivalry in Hull down there.

“I spoke to some boys that have played here and they say the city splits in two on derby day. I can’t wait to be a part of it and show everyone what I can do for the red and white half of the city.”

Rovers coach Chris Chester is delighted to have added a player of such obvious potential to his squad.

“We’re delighted that Kieran has chosen to come to Hull KR from next season,” he said.

“He was on the verge of a full England call-up 12 months ago and he’s had plenty of interest from other clubs so it’s great that we’ve been able to sign a player of his calibre.

“We’ve identified a lack of speed in the outside backs and Kieran certainly brings pace in abundance. He’s a great finisher and he scored another good try at the weekend so we’re looking forward to what he can bring to the side.”

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