KR receive double knock back

Australian halfbacks Josh Drinkwater and Chris Sandow have knocked back approaches to join Hull KR.

The Robins were in the market for a replacement for skipper Terry Campese, who ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

Two of their targets were Wests Tigers scrum-half Drinkwater and Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow. Drinkwater, who spent the 2014 season with the London Broncos, is stuck behind Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses at the Tigers and has yet to play an NRL game this year.

Sandow has fallen out with Eels coach Brad Arthur and is off-contract at the end of the year.

But League Express understands both halves are not keen for a move to the UK at this point.

Drinkwater is set on trying to crack the NRL. According to reports, Sandow is on the hunt for a new home in the NRL. The likes of the Gold Coast Titans and Newcastle Knights are currently looking for a halfback.

Sandow may be open to a switch to Super League if he can’t link with another NRL club. The 26-year old has scored 33 tries in more than 150 NRL games. Sandow made his first-grade debut for South Sydney in 2008 before joining Parrmatta in 2012. He has played for the Prime Minister’s XIII and the Indigenous All Stars.

A number of other Australia halfbacks are currently on the market, including NSW and Bulldogs scrum-half Trent Hodkinson and Canberra Raiders’ half Mitch Cornish.

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