Peacock welcomes new signings at Hull KR

Hull Kingston Rovers have signed two more young forwards to their 2017 squad in Kieran Moran and new arrival George Milton.

City of Hull Academy graduate Moran made his first-team debut for the club earlier this season and went on to a earn a full-time contract until the end of 2018, a deal he will honour despite a drop to the Kingstone Press Championship.

Meanwhile, Milton joins Hull KR from Doncaster on a two-year contract as the club’s fourth new signing for next season. A former England Academy international, the 21-year-old came through the ranks at Leeds and is a prop or loose forward by trade.

Milton, who was Doncaster’s forward of the year last season, will join Tim Sheens’ squad for pre-season training at the Lightstream Stadium on Monday, whilst Moran will join his team-mates the following week after his international commitments with Scotland in the Four Nations.

Hull KR’s Head of Rugby Jamie Peacock said: “It’s promising news both for next season and the long-term future of the club to bring these two on board.

“Kieran came into the side from the City of Hull Academy earlier in the year and earned a full-time deal. He’ll really benefit from having a full pre-season with us along with his experiences as part of the Scotland squad for the Four Nations.

“As for George, he is a young player with a lot of potential and I’m pleased he wants to join the club. He’s a tough young forward with plenty of skill and he’ll really complement our squad in 2017.

“He’s got a good pedigree and I’ve seen and heard good things about him, so we’re looking forward to bringing him into our full-time environment and helping him to further develop as a player.”