Hull KR star pens new deal as Willie Peters explains what makes playmaker so important

Drew Darbyshire
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Hull KR coach Willie Peters was full of praise for Jordan Abdull after the talismanic half-back signed a new two-year contract extension.

Abdull’s new deal will see him remain with the Robins until at least the end of the 2026 campaign.

The 27-year-old, who spent the 2017 season on loan at Hull KR, has scored 24 tries and kicked 63 goals in 72 appearances for the Robins since joining permanently ahead of the 2020 season.

Hull KR coach Willie Peters said: “He’s shown how important he is to our team.

“But also, where he is mentally, he’s in a good place and he knows he’s going into the best years of his career and we’re glad he’s staying with us.

“He’s a deep thinker of the game, which you need from a half.

“What I like about him is he’s calm, but he’s direct with his communication and what he wants from the team.”

Jordan Abdull wants to repay faith Hull KR have shown him

Abdull could return from a six-week quad injury in Hull KR’s trip to Perpignan to face Catalans Dragons on Friday night.

On his new deal, Abdull said: “I spoke to willie about how I see myself moving forward at the club with all the stuff off the field, the new board, and some of the results we’re starting to get on the field now.

“Also, the people we’re recruiting for next year, it’s exciting times at this club.

“With my quad, for two seasons in a row I’ve missed a heap of games. It’s time I give something back to the club, they’ve invested in me now for the next two, three years, the challenge I’ve set myself is to play as often as I can and as well as I can.”

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