Robins complete King signing

Hull Kingston Rovers have won the race to sign George King.

League Express revealed last week that King had turned down a deal with Wakefield and had attracted interest from the Robins.

Now, Rovers have finalised their move for the 25-year-old, who will join the club in 2021 on a multi-year deal.

He is the club’s first signing for next season, with more expected to follow.

King’s professional career started at Warrington, where he made almost 100 appearances and played in two Grand Finals and as many Challenge Cup Finals.

He moved to Wakefield in 2019 and made 26 appearances last season.

An Ireland international, King played in the 2017 World Cup and has made seven appearances for the Wolfhounds.

Rovers have twelve players off contract at the end of the year. Fullbacks Adam Quinlan and Will Dagger are among those, while in the forwards, Weller Hauraki, Matty Gee, Matt Parcell, Daniel Murray, Kyle Trout and Nathaniel Peteru are in the final months of their deals.

Halfbacks Jamie Ellis and Ryan Brierley are also off contract as well as Super League’s leading try-scorer, Ben Crooks, and youngster Adam Rooks.

Meanwhile, Warrington loanee Harvey Livett is also off-contract with his parent club.