Former North Queensland Cowboys man Wayne Ulugia would be a roaring success in Super League if he signed for Hull Kingston Rovers, according to a former Robin.
Clint Newton is now plying his trade back in the NRL with the Newcastle Knights, after a successful stint on Humberside between 2008-11. And, he fully believes that Ulugia – who was sacked by the Cowboys prior to the start of the new season due to off-field issues – would be a hit at the Rovers if he joined up.
Newton believes the 21-year-old has the talent to make it in the British game, so long as Craig Sandercock’s men help the youngster to adapt to the British game.
“Ulugia always had big raps when he was a kid,” Newton told the Hull Daily Mail.
“He’s quick and a very good finisher. Rugby league will be an important part of his life but he has to consider his welfare and what is best for him.
“It was a massive step for me to leave my roots in Australia to come to England when I was 27, let alone 21. He will be going to a country where he won’t know very many people, if any.
“There will be no immediate support group for him when he gets there, and that’s not a criticism of Hull KR if they do sign him.”