Hull Kingston Rovers have added another recruit to coach Chris Chester’s squad, with prop forward Mitchell Allgood arriving from NRL outfit Parramatta Eels.
The 110 kilo front rower will add toughness and experience to the Robins’ middle unit options, He has played 70 games for the Eels, and also represented City Origin in 2012.
He joins up with former Leeds prop Ryan Bailey, as well as his fellow countryman Mick Weyman, as Rovers look to beef up their pack.
“Mitch is a big, strong and athletic prop with a good leg drive who will really add a lot to our pack next season,” said Chester.
“We lost a bit of power up front from last year’s squad but with Ryan Bailey and now Mitch coming in, we’re really pleased with finding two high quality front rowers.
“Like Ryan, Mitch will bring plenty of size and aggression out on the pitch but he is a great bloke off the field as well. He comes here at a good age and for the right reasons so we are delighted to have him on board.
“We’ve got some depth in the forwards for next season which is important, but we also feel we’ve got a more athletic pack capable of playing big minutes if they need to.”
Another new Robins recruit, winger Ken Sio, is a former team-mate of Allgood’s at Parra, and is looking forward to linking up with the prop again.
“He’s a big bloke with explosive power but he can play big minutes so you get the best of both with him whenever he’s on the pitch or on the training paddock,” said Sio.
“He gives it his all on the field but off it he’s the nicest giant ever. Once you cross that white line, it’s game time and he’s in there 110 per cent but it’s important that everybody gets on in the squad and he’ll fit right into that.
“It will be good to have him over here, he’s a top player and he really looked after me at the Eels so hopefully I can help him settle in when he gets here.”