KR star pens new deal

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Hull KR’s Adam Quinlan has signed a new deal with the East Yorkshire club until the end of 2020 and is keen to help continue the club’s progression.

“I’m happy to have signed on for a few more years. It’s a great club with great people on and off the field and that makes it an enjoyable place to be around,” the Australian full-back explained. Now in his second year with the club, his initial deal was set to expire at the end of the current campaign but his signature has put an end to any danger of him departing the club this winter.

Joining the club in 2017, the former St Helens full back suffered an injury-hit maiden campaign in East Yorkshire but his previous Super League experience – he featured for the Saints twelve times including a Super League semi-final in 2015 – has helped the club this season following their promotion. Having made nineteen appearances for The Robins thus far this season, the 25-year-old has crossed for eleven tries and has been a star performer in many of those matches. “Last year was a bit of a frustrating one for me with injury but being able to play consistent rugby week in week out this season has really helped me and my confidence has gotten higher from that,” Quinlan shared, understandably keen to be back in the playing fold on a regular basis.

Currently sitting in a lowly eleventh spot, KR are four points short of a top eight spot and, with just four games left before the league split, it is highly likely that Tim Sheens’ men will be in The Qualifiers once again as they bid to keep hold of their top flight status. “We haven’t had as much success as we’d like so far this season but there’s enough quality here for us to build on and I know we can finish off the year really well. I’m confident in doing that with the group we’ve got and I think the other lads who have signed new contracts feel the same,” Quinlan explained, acknowledging the team’s struggles in 2018.

One of the competition’s leading players when it comes to line breaks, the former St George Illawarra player said he is happy playing his rugby under Sheens’ guidance. “I’ve been happy with how it’s been going so far and I really like Tim’s style of play. It’s an attacking brand of football and he lets me play my natural game, which I’m really happy with,” the former St George Illawarra player said.

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