Robbie Mulhern extends stay at Hull KR

Robbie Mulhern has signed a contract extension with Hull Kingston Rovers, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2021 season.

The 23-year-old has been standout forward in Super League this season and has a penned a new three-and-a-half-year deal at KCOM Craven Park.

Mulhern gained international honours with Ireland in 2014 and has played 10 games for Rovers this term.

And he is delighted to have signed a contract extension with the club.

Mulhern said: “I’m delighted because I had another year left on my current deal and I wasn’t really thinking about it until it was offered, but I’m really pleased with the direction the club is going in and to be working under Tim (Sheens).

“With all the boys here, it’s a good set up and I’m happy to be staying and to be a part of that.

“I’ve had a good start to the year but I’ve taken it with a pinch of salt really. I try not to take too much notice of what’s been said about me, either good or bad. I focus more on taking on board the praise or criticism from the coaching staff and keeping my head down the rest of the time.”

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens is over the moon that Mulhern has committed his long-term future to Rovers.

He said: “We’ve sat down over the past few months to discuss the players we want to build this club around moving forwards and Robbie was one of the first names on the list.

“He’s had an outstanding season so far and there’s still plenty of potential and development left in him, especially considering how young he is for a prop forward.

“Although he already had another year left on his contract, we wanted to tie him down to a longer deal and we’re delighted that he’s signed long-term.

“His leg speed is a real asset and I believe he has the potential to play at the top level internationally if he keeps working hard, but he’s a really level-headed young man who’s put a huge amount of effort into his all-round game and this contract is a deserved reward.”

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