Hull KR are poised to confirm the signing of half-back Brad Schneider following his release from NRL club Canberra Raiders.
The Raiders have granted the 22-year-old a release from his contract so he can ‘take up an immediate opportunity with an English club in Super League’.
That club is believed to be Hull KR, with Hull Live reporting earlier in the week that Schneider is set to link up with Willie Peters’ side on a deal for the rest of the season.
Germany international Schneider has made 12 appearances for the Raiders since making his NRL debut in 2021.
Canberra coach Ricky Stuart said the release would give Schneider the best possible opportunity to kick on in the next chapter of his career.
Stuart said: “Brad is a terrific young man who needs the opportunity to play rugby league at a higher level and we’ve given him that by allowing him an early release from his contract.
“Brad has been a valuable squad member for us and the club wishes him all the best as he pursues the next stage in his career.”
Schneider was born in Adelaide, South Australia and was raised in Townsville, Queensland, and is of German heritage.
The playmaker made his international debut for Germany in 2021, winning five caps, scoring two tries and kicking 25 goals.
Hull KR loanees return to Catalans Dragons
The Robins have confirmed that France international duo Tanguy Zenon and Fouad Yaha have both returned to Catalans Dragons following their short-term loan spells.
Hull KR tweeted: “Tanguy Zenon and Fouad Yaha have both returned to Catalans Dragons following their loan spells with the Robins.
“Thank you for your efforts, Tanguy and Fouad.”
Zenon, who made his international debut earlier this year for France, scored one tries in three games for Hull KR.
Yaha, meanwhile, made two appearances on the wing for Peters’ side.