Dane Tilse agrees pay cut to stay at Hull KR in 2017

Dane Tilse has become the latest player to pledge his future to Hull KR following their relegation to Super League – agreeing a “sizeable pay cut” in the process.

The veteran Australian forward has become the 20th player to commit to the Robins in the Championship under head coach Tim Sheens after agreeing a one-year deal.

Tilse was one of a number of players to be offered a reduced contract by the Robins for next year’s Championship campaign and has accepted a pay cut in order to stay in east Hull.

Speaking to www.hullkr.co.uk, Tilse said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club since I joined and I was eager to stay next season and work under Tim.

“I really want to play my part in getting this club back up into Super League where they belong. The hard work begins in pre-season training on Monday, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in with the lads and meeting a few new faces.”

Head coach Tim Sheens added: “I’ve not worked with Dane before but he’s a big, strong prop and we’ll need him to help lead the forwards next season.

“We’ll come up against some tough and physical forward packs in the Championship and Dane’s experience and leadership around the ruck will be a big asset for us.

“He’s a good character to have off the field too and he’s shown that by wanting to come back on board and help the club get back into Super League.”