Korbin Sims excited for Hull KR journey as he settles into life in England

Korbin Sims says he is excited to start the next chapter of his life with Hull KR and is looking forward to the season ahead.

The 29-year-old prop has joined the Robins on a two-year contract after spending eight seasons in the NRL with Newcastle Knights, Brisbane Broncos and St George Illawarra Dragons.

Sims has started pre-season training with his new club and is full of enthusiasm ahead of the 2021 Super League season getting underway.

“I’ve only been to the UK once before for a limited amount of time so now that I’m a lot older and wiser, I know that I have to really enjoy myself while I’m over here and Hull itself is a great city,” Sims said.

“It’s pretty cruisy around where I’m staying at the moment so I’m looking to find a good permanent residence around where I’m at the moment so I can really call Hull my home.

“Tony (Smith, Hull KR coach) has made his mark clear over the first couple of days of where he wants to go. It has been our full first week of pre-season and he is making his mark known about the direction of the club and where we want to go as a team.

“He hasn’t touched on last year much because we’ve got a couple of new faces coming into the squad so he wants to stay away from that and focus on ourselves moving into 2021, the season starting on March 11 and taking care of our performance.”

Sims played for Fiji in the UK during the 2013 World Cup alongside his brothers Tariq and Ashton.

Ashton was based in England for five years between 2015-19 as he played for Warrington and Toronto, and Korbin spoke to his older brother about life in England.

“I picked him (Ashton) and his wife Nicole’s brain because they were over here for such an extended period of time,” Sims added.

“I really appreciated what they told me. I was really excited at the time about telling them and they were really excited for me because they lived here for a number of years and they really enjoyed themselves as well.

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“I’m looking forward to getting amongst the community and around the UK because I haven’t seen much of the UK.

“I have only been here for a short period of time in the past and I’m looking forward to getting to know my team-mates a bit better over the next couple of months and then when the Covid situation does thin out we’ll be able to get together as a team and go on a little adventure, team trips and get around the country which I’m really looking forward to.”

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