Shaw commits to Hull Kingston Rovers

Hull KR’s squad ahead of their Championship return is now 18-men strong, after the club confirmed that Ryan Shaw has agreed to stay with the club.

The versatile back played in the Championship before joining Rovers for the 2016 season, scoring almost 300 points in 2015 for Bradford.

Shaw’s game time was limited in 2016 after a season-ending knee injury over Easter, however, he will return to action for the Robins in 2017.

“I always wanted to stay at the club so I’m pleased I’ve now been able to get everything officially signed and announced,” he said.

“It’s been a frustrating year but the good thing about the timing of my injury was that it meant I could get back fully fit for next season. It’s the first major injury I’ve had, the first operation I’ve had, so it was tough to deal with at first.

“I’m where I should be in terms of my recovery and speed wise I’m back up to where I was this time last year. I’ve had great support from the club and the specialist is really happy. I don’t need to go back to see him anymore, it will be down to the physios and the conditioning staff here to say when I’m ready to get back stuck in.

“I’ve got my own plan that I’m working towards at the minute but hopefully I’ll be back into pre-season training with the lads by December. We’ve got a new coach in Tim Sheens so hopefully I can make a good first impression when I do.”