Outside back Ryan Shaw has agreed to remain a Hull Kingston Rovers player in 2017, taking the club’s tally of confirmed players for next season to 18.
The former England Academy international featured predominantly on the wing for the Robins last season but can also player at fullback and centre, and he’s agreed to see out his contract at the Lightstream Stadium having initially joined Rovers on a two-year deal from Bradford.
An experienced Kingstone Press Championship player, Shaw is also a talented goal-kicker and racked up close to 300 points during his last season in the division with the Bulls in 2015.
The 24-year old impressed during a run of appearances on the wing last year before picking up a season-ending knee injury over the Easter period, but Shaw says he’s looking forward to coming back stronger than ever in 2017.
“I always wanted to stay at the club so I’m pleased I’ve now been able to get everything officially signed and announced,” he said.
“It’s been a frustrating year but the good thing about the timing of my injury was that it meant I could get back fully fit for next season.
“It’s the first major injury I’ve had, the first operation I’ve had, so it was tough to deal with at first.
“I’m where I should be in terms of my recovery and speed wise I’m back up to where I was.
“I’ve had great support from the club and the specialist is really happy.
“I don’t need to go back to see him anymore, it will be down to the physios and the conditioning staff here to say when I’m ready to get back stuck in.
“I’ve got my own plan that I’m working towards at the minute but hopefully I’ll be back into pre-season training with the lads by December.
“We’ve got a new coach in Tim Sheens so hopefully I can make a good first impression when I do.”