Hull KR swoop for Castleford Tigers speedster with utility value earmarked

Drew Darbyshire
Niall Evalds Castleford Tigers

Castleford Tigers full-back Niall Evalds will join Hull KR from the 2024 season

Hull KR have signed full-back Niall Evalds from fellow Super League club Castleford Tigers on a two-year deal from 2024.

The England international has made more than 200 career appearances for Salford Red Devils and Castleford, including loan spells at Oldham, Barrow Raiders and Halifax Panthers.

Evalds was part of the Salford side that reached the Super League Grand Final in 2019 and the Challenge Cup final the following season.

The Halifax-born full-back moved to Castleford in 2021, but has been limited to 37 appearances due to injury.

On linking up with Hull KR next season, Evalds said: “I’m very excited to be signing for Hull KR, I’ve been very impressed with the progress the club has made over the last few years.

“Speaking to Willie (Peters, coach) and hearing his vision and ambition for where the club can get to, I wanted to be a part of it, especially with some of the outstanding signings the club have made.

“I know I’ve had an injury hit couple of years but I’m confident that’s behind me now and with a good pre-season under my belt I can get back to playing some of my best rugby and can contribute to helping the team achieve its goals.

“I pride myself on being a good professional and a good team-mate and can’t wait to play In front of the red army next year.”


Willie Peters delighted to welcome Niall Evalds to Craven Park

Hull KR coach Willie Peters has earmarked Evalds’ versatility at being able to play full-back and wing as an important signing for the club.

Peters said: “We wanted to bring in someone with real speed and versatility for 2024 and we’ll definitely be getting that with Niall (Evalds).

“Speed is an area we’ve probably lacked a bit this year across the park so we’ve brought Niall in to add that to our backline.

“Niall can play in a couple of positions too, being comfortable on the wing and at full-back.

“He’s an experienced player who’s played in big games, we’re looking forward to having him at the club next season.”

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