Shaun Lunt joins Hull KR on loan

Hull KR have confirmed that Shaun Lunt has joined them on loan for the rest of the season from Huddersfield Giants.

The 27-year-old Cumbrian is in the last year of his contract with the Giants, and wants to be playing regular rugby while he is at the Robins.

“Things have not gone as planned at the start of the season with Huddersfield and I’m very grateful for this opportunity at Hull KR,” said Lunt.

“I’m 27 now, I’m in the last year of my contract and I need to be playing regularly so I want to take this chance with both hands.

“I want to come here, keep my head down and work hard, and do my business on the pitch. There’s some great players here and the club has always played an expansive style of rugby, so hopefully I can add to that for the rest of the season.

“I know a few of the boys already like Benny Cockayne, James Donaldson and Graeme Horne, but I’m looking forward to meeting the rest of the lads and getting stuck in. I’ll be putting my name forward for Sunday and hopefully I can take part.”

Lunt was a Grand Final winner while on loan at Leeds Rhinos in 2011, and has also helped the Giants to a League Leaders Shield in 2013.

He has made 122 Super League appearances in total, scoring 65 tries. He has also won represetantive honours with England.

“We’re thrilled to have Shaun on board for the rest of the season,” said Rovers coach Chris Chester.

“He is a quality player with plenty of experience at the highest level and I’m sure he’ll fit right in.

“It was disappointing to lose a player of Mick’s calibre but we’ve acted quickly to bring in Shaun and strengthen a key position for us on the field.

“He’s a strong defender and a real threat out of dummy half. Hopefully he’ll add another dimension to our play and we’re really looking forward to working him.”

Lunt can also play in the back row, and signs on the same day as Rovers prop Michael Weyman retired from rugby due to a knee injury.

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