Young Hull KR duo leave club

Hull KR have announced the departure of Scotland international Sonny Esslemont and full-back Josh Guzdek.

Back rower Esslemont, 21, has signed a one-year contract with Kingstone Press League One club Keighley, while Guzdek, 20, has penned a one-year deal with Championship club Dewsbury.

Both Esslemont, who made six first-team appearances, and Guzdek, who played twice in Super League, were out of contract at the end of the season.

Hull KR coach Chris Chester said: “These are good opportunities for Sonny and Josh to get some regular game time and test themselves against more experienced players.

“They are both good young kids who have been a pleasure to coach and everybody at the club wishes them all the best for the future.”