Mikey Lewis extends Hull KR contract – but trio told to look elsewhere

Drew Darbyshire

Hull KR have given promising half-back Mikey Lewis a long-term deal – but three players have been told they are surplus to requirements.

Lewis, 18, made his Super League debut earlier this year and has signed a four-year contract that will see him remain at the club until the end of 2023.

But outside-backs in Jimmy Keinhorst, Elliot Wallis and Will Oakes are set to depart the Hull College Craven Park ahead of 2020.

Hull KR head coach Tony Smith said: “I have spoken to Mikey at length and he is delighted to remain here. I think he has matured on and off the field in the short time that I have known him.

“There’s a real blend of hungry young talent together with vastly experienced players that are only going to add to the squad for 2020 and beyond.

“However, there have been some tough decisions, following difficult conversations, that have been made over the last couple of days.

“Currently a few our players, namely Will Oakes, Elliot Wallis and Jimmy Keinhorst, have been granted the opportunity to go out and seek first-team rugby for the 2020 campaign, elsewhere, via year-long loans.”

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