Hull KR have confirmed the signing of half-back Brad Schneider from NRL side Canberra Raiders on a deal until the end of the season.
The Germany international has made 12 appearances for the Raiders since making his NRL debut in 2021, scoring one try and kicking 23 goals.
Schneider will add depth to the halves at Hull KR following Jordan Abdull’s long-term hamstring injury.
On joining Hull KR, Schneider said: “I’m excited to get over there and rip in.
“I had a chat to Willie and the one thing that stood out to me the most was how much he wanted me there.
“As a player, the confidence that gives me, it’s a wonderful feeling.”
Brad Schneider signing a ‘positive’ one for Hull KR
Schneider was born and raised in Australia and is of German heritage. He has represented Germany in rugby league, winning five caps for the country.
The 22-year-old will arrive in the UK later this week and could potentially make his debut in their Round 19 clash against Leeds next week.
Peters added: “It’s a really positive signing for the club at this stage of the season.
“Brad’s going to give us some much needed depth in the halves, he’s a talented young player who works hard, and that’s what we want at this club.”
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Schneider enjoyed a breakthrough season with the Robins last season, where he featured 10 times for the Raiders, being named the Peter Mulholland NRL Rookie of the Year.
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.”