Hunslet bolster ranks by signing Spain international

Hunslet have signed Spain international Romain Pallares from Toulouse for the rest of the season.

The 21-year-old came through the academy at Catalans Dragons before joining Toulouse in 2017.

Palleres represented France at junior level and is a current Spain international after starring in a World Cup qualifier in October, scoring a hat-trick of tries in a man of the match display against Russia.

Hunslet coach Gary Thornton said: “We are pleased to welcome Romain to the club.

“He was highly recommended to me by Spain coach Darren Fisher, where he has featured heavily in their 2021 World Cup qualifying campaign.

“He came through the academy ranks at Catalans Dragons before joining Toulouse where he has been understudy to first-team halves Stan Robin, Jonathan Ford and William Barthau.

“He is a creative ball player, and is comfortable at 6,7 or 9, as well as being tough in defence.

“He is backing himself to make an impression in the UK and hopefully he will add another option to our group in our aim to remain in the top 6 of this very competitive league.”

Pallares added: “I am very happy to join Hunslet and meet my new team-mates and the staff.

“I can’t wait to start this new and exciting challenge for myself at my new club.”

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