Robins land Swinton star Atkin

Hull Kingston Rovers have won the race for Swinton halfback Chris Atkin for next season.

The talented playmaker – who is an accomplished goal kicker – is thought to have been on the radar of several clubs, including Salford.

But the Robins look set to be the destination for the 24-year-old according to League Express.

Atkin goes into Wednesday’s game with Featherstone closing in on 100 appearances and 700 points for Swinton.

It is thought he is close to confirming a two-year deal with Hull KR.