Hull KR sign prop Tom Garratt from Dewsbury

Hull KR have gone back into the Championship to secure their latest recruit for 2022.

The Robins have followed up the signing of Featherstone second-rower Frankie Halton with that of 26-year-old Dewsbury prop Tom Garratt, who will join them for an undisclosed fee at the end of the season on a two-year deal.

Hull KR coach Tony Smith said: “We’ve been really impressed with what form he’s in. He’s really stood up to a lot of rigours of the Championship and stood out.

“He’s a big strong, ambitious young man with some maturity. Probably in his prime for a prop.

“(Tom) feels he’s ready for the full-time environment and wants to throw everything into becoming a full-time player and fulfilling his ambitions.

“He’s the right mould of what we’re looking for, to give us more depth and more go forward.

“I can’t see any reason why he won’t be a success at Super League level, we’ve identified that in his ability but also in his ambition and his drive.

“I’m really excited about the addition and what Tom’s going to bring to us.”

Hull KR, who recently announced the prized capture of St Helens full-back Lachlan Coote, are also poised to sign Huddersfield utility back Sam Wood for 2022.

Scotland international Coote will join the Robins on a two-year deal from next season.

On his move to Hull KR, Coote said: “I was having some great chats with Tony on what Hull KR are all about, and what they have in place really appealed to me.

“I’m really big on having that player-coach relationship. Tony was big on it as well, making sure that we could work with each other. I’m really excited for the challenge too, a new start and a move to the other side of the country.

“To move on to Hull KR is exciting. I think the club itself is heading in the right direction. I’m really excited to get across there and see what the city and the fans are all about.”

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