“To make finals and win trophies” Sam Luckley outlines ambitions after joining Hull KR

Drew Darbyshire
Sam Luckley Salford Red Devils

Scotland international Sam Luckley says he wants to win trophies with Hull KR after arriving on a two-year deal from Salford.

The 26-year-old has made 27 appearances for the Red Devils over the past two seasons. He joined Salford after playing six seasons with hometown club Newcastle Thunder.

Kirkcaldy-born Luckley has won five caps for Scotland since making his international debut in 2018. He will be hoping to play in his first World Cup this autumn.

Luckley said: “I’m really excited to get started at Hull KR. I played there for a few games in KR’s academy so I’m looking forward to coming back and playing in front of those fans.

“I’ve had a great two years at Salford. It was sink or swim in my mind, I had to prove myself. I think I’ve played well at Salford over this past year. It’s been a whirlwind. I’m looking forward to the next two years and developing further under Willie Peters.

“I’ll bring my own way of playing to our pack, but I also like to learn off other players. It’ll be great to have a wealth of experience around me. The effort areas are important to me. Every time I go out there, I’ll be giving 100%. I can’t wait to get out there now.

“Willie (Peters, coach) was a big part of my decision. He sounded so passionate for what he wants to do with the club. Hull KR are doing great things at the moment and I wanted to be part of something that was building for the future. The ultimate goal at the Robins will be to make finals and win trophies.”

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Robins coach Willie Peters said: “We are pleased to have Sam Luckley join the club for the next two years.

“Sam has a very good offload and finds his front when carrying the ball. He’s a hard worker in defence which is an area we value here at Hull KR. He’s had a great year at Salford and can’t wait for him to get started. We now have very good depth in the prop position which was an area we wanted to strengthen going into 2023.”

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