Robins in the chase for St George & Fiji forward

Hull Kingston Rovers are one of numerous clubs chasing Korbin Sims.

The forward has been offered to Super League clubs for next year and League Express understands the Robins are considering a move for the St George Illawarra Dragons forward who is one of the younger brothers of former Warrington and Toronto forward Ashton.

The Dragons are looking to clear players off their cap and they have offered to pay part of Sims’ salary in order to move him on.

Formerly of Newcastle and Brisbane, the 28-year-old barely missed a game between 2014 and 2018, making in excess of 20 appearances a season for five years running before joining the Dragons in 2019.

Recently, a persistent forearm injury has restricted his time on the field. He underwent surgery on it in March. He has made just five appearances this season but has still made more than enough to obtain a visa.

Hull KR aren’t alone in the race for the Fiji international. Several clubs are on the lookout for overseas forwards and Sims has emerged on their radars too.

Tony Smith’s desire to bolster his pack is no secret.

George King has now linked up with the Robins and was unveiled by the club on Sunday, while Parramatta Eels backrower Andrew Davey has also been in their sights, though he has been linked with a move to Manly Sea Eagles.

Sims can play anywhere in the pack, but has predominantly been used as a prop during his career.

Meanwhile, a number of Rovers’ existing forwards are expected to leave at the end of the season, with several off-contract.