Louis Senior makes Hull KR move after turning down new Giants deal

James Gordon
Louis Senior in action for Huddersfield

Huddersfield winger Louis Senior has joined Hull KR on loan until the end of the season, ahead of signing there permanently for 2023.

Senior, 22, came through the Giants academy and has scored 23 tries in 40 appearances.

He said: “I know Woody (Sam Wood) from Huddersfield and he’s only said good things about the place and he sold it for me really.

“Personally, I needed to change things up and I’m really happy to be joining Hull KR. I need game time for my development and I want to consistently be playing Super League to reach my potential.

“This move is the perfect opportunity to build and put in some good performances to cement a first-team spot.

“Whenever I’ve played at KR, they’re really loud and it’s a really good atmosphere there so I’m looking forward to that.

“Hull KR play an expansive brand of rugby, I can’t wait to be getting the ball in space and show the fans what I can do. I’ve already spoken to Willie about his plans and I’m looking forward to working with him next year.”

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Turned down new deal at Giants

Senior came through the community ranks at Newsome Panthers and has also featured for Oldham on loan.

His brother Innes is currently on loan from Huddersfield at Super League side Wakefield.

Giants Managing Director, Richard Thewlis added: “Louis has a wonderful opportunity at Hull KR to cement a place in their starting line-up for 2023 which his management company told us a while back he had accepted and we wish him every success.

“We did offer him a deal for next season but that was rejected in favour of the Rovers which we fully accept as his right and understand his rationale for doing so.

“The reality is he is not currently playing week in week out and there is an immediate opportunity to bring his Hull KR arrangement forward on a loan basis which all parties have agreed to.

“We do have the right of recall this year within the signings deadlines should our situation change but for now this is a good deal for all concerned and as I say we wish Louis – who has been exemplary in every aspect here –  every success.

“He is another success story from our academy who has gone on to play in the Super League which brings great credit to our club and shows to all the pathways that we provide do work.”

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