Robins sign Bulls stars for 2017

Hull Kingston Rovers have bolstered their squad for 2017 with the addition of Danny Addy and Mitch Clark from Bradford Bulls.

Addy, 25, is predominantly a loose forward or stand-off who made his Super League debut for the Bulls in 2010. Since then has racked up over 150 first team appearances and is also an accomplished goalkicker.

Born in Pontefract but raised in New Zealand, 23-year-old Clark is a former Junior Kiwis international who followed in his father’s footsteps by playing for the Bulls. A prop forward previously with Doncaster, he came through the ranks at Penrith Panthers in the NRL and scored a try in the under-20s Holden Cup Final in 2013.

The duo have penned one-year deals with the Robins with further options for 2018 and 2019 subject to the club’s league status.

Hull KR’s Head of Rugby Jamie Peacock said: “We’re delighted to welcome both Danny and Mitch to the club for 2017.

“We’ve been looking to increase the depth of the squad and both players have plenty to offer. Although they are still in their early to mid-20s, they have plenty of experience for their age, have a good knowledge of the Championship and they are both hungry to come to Hull KR and make an impression.

“Danny is able to cover a number of positions to a high standard, whilst Mitch is a big prop with bags of potential. He’s got time on his side until he hits his peak as a frontrower, but he’s a strong ball carrier who will provide the team with some real impact and go forward.

“Although we had initially agreed contracts with them earlier this season, both Danny and Mitch have shown they are up for the fight next year and are committed to helping us push for promotion back up to Super League in 2017.”