Hull KR star Brad Schneider snapped up by NRL champions after impressive Super League stint

Drew Darbyshire
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Brad Schneider in action for Hull KR

Hull KR half-back Brad Schneider will return to Australia at the end of the season after signing a two-year deal with NRL champions Penrith Panthers.

The 22-year-old playmaker has made eight appearances for Hull KR since arriving at the Super League club from NRL outfit Canberra Raiders earlier this season.

Schneider kicked two match-winning drop goals in his first two games for the Robins before playing in their Challenge Cup final defeat to Leigh Leopards at Wembley last month.

It has been known that the Germany international would return to the NRL at the end of the season for some time – and it has now been confirmed that he’s signed with reigning premiers Penrith on a deal until the end of 2025.

Schneider made his NRL debut for Canberra in 2021 and went on to play 12 first-grade games for the Raiders before linking up with Hull KR midway through this season.

He has scored one try and kicked 24 goals and two drop goals in his time with Willie Peters’ side, with two more games of the regular season remaining against Salford and Wakefield as well as the play-offs should they reach them.

The Panthers have also signed outside-back Paul Alamoti, 19, from Canterbury Bulldogs on a one-year deal for 2024.

Penrith Panthers boss delighted to welcome two new signings

Panthers chief executive Matt Cameron said: “On behalf of all at Panthers, we look forward to welcoming Paul and Brad to the club.

“Paul is a talented young player with ample potential. His experience and capabilities make him a great addition to our squad and we look forward to him joining the club.

“Brad joins the Panthers with NRL and Super League experience and will add depth to the club’s top 30 squad.

“Brad is a talented playmaker and we believe he will flourish in Panthers colours.”

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