McCarthy to return to Super League with Hull KR

Former Warrington forward Tyrone McCarthy has signed a two-year deal with Hull KR from next season.

McCarthy, 26, has spent the current campaign in Australia with Northern Pride, but will return to Super League under new, permanent Robins head coach Chris Chester.

He said: “It’s been a great experience playing in Australia and it’s going to leave me in good stead coming back to Super League with Hull KR.

“I could have stayed at Warrington this year and been comfortable but I wanted a challenge. I’ve developed physically and I’ll be coming back bigger, stronger and probably the fittest I’ve ever felt.”

The Ireland international, comfortable in both the front and back row, played at last autumn’s World Cup, and was part of the Warrington team which won the Challenge Cup three times in four years.

Hull KR coach Chester said: “Tyrone gives us plenty of options in the forward pack next season and he’s a player who is comfortable playing either through the middle or on an edge.

“With us losing Rhys Lovegrove for next year, he’s a like for like replacement and he brings big game experience. Tyrone’s at the age where he is about to enter his prime as a forward and he’s had big raps over in Australia for his professionalism both on and off the field, so he’ll be a good fit for us.

“He’s come through a good system over at Warrington too so he’ll really add to the sort of culture we want to be creating in the squad and we’re thrilled he’s come onboard.”

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