Kevin Larroyer to remain at Hull KR

French international Kevin Larroyer will remain at Hull Kingston Rovers in 2015 after securing an additional season-long loan from Catalan Dragons.

The back row forward has enjoyed an impressive debut campaign with the Robins this year and has been one of his side’s most consistent performers, racking up seven tries in 22 appearances.

Having initially joined the club on loan from the Dragons last October, he told he’s delighted he’ll be staying at the KC Lightstream Stadium next season

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club this year. I’ve settled in really easily and everybody has made me feel welcome, so I’m excited to be staying,” the 25-year-old said.

“I spoke to the Dragons and explained that I wanted to stay at Hull Kingston Rovers and they understood the reasons why

“I feel like I’ve improved a lot this year but I know I’ve still got more in me. I’m enjoying playing each week and testing myself at training.

“We’ve got a good squad for next season and I’m looking forward to being part of that. Hopefully both me and the team can kick on and have a good year.”

Confirmation that Larroyer will remain at the club next year comes on the back of extensions for James Green, Jordan Cox, Aaron Ollett, Steven Holker and Macauley Hallett in recent months, whilst the Robins have already added five new signings to their squad

With the French forward out of contract with the Dragons at the end of 2015, the club will open discussions about further extending his stay at the KC Lightstream Stadium at the appropriate time next season.

Head coach Chris Chester added: “I’m absolutely delighted that Kev has decided to stay at Hull KR.

“He’s played 80 minutes each week for most of the year and he’s been one of our most consistent performers every time he has taken to the field. We’re grateful to Catalan for allowing him to stay and I’m sure there is even more to come from him in 2015.”

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