Super League outfit Hull KR have confirmed they have signed NRL star Shaun Kenny-Dowall ahead of the 2020 campaign.
The 31-year-old has decided to end his NRL career after nearly 300 appearances Down Under.
Kenny-Dowall, a former New Zealand international, started his career at the Sydney Roosters and he made 226 appearances for the club, scoring 123 tries.
He then joined the Newcastle Knights in 2017, scoring 18 tries in 53 matches for the NRL giants. The Four Nations winner has now decided to join the Robins and will arrive in England next month, with pre-season training set to start in November.
When asked about the move, Kenny-Dowall said: “It’s a huge honour to be coming over to Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League.
I know that the club is steeped in history and I’m really looking forward to joining the Rovers. “I’m excited to be experiencing a new competition over in England after so long in the NRL.
“I love the way the Super League is played, and for myself, it’s a new challenge to move out of my comfort zone of the NRL and step into a different arena and test myself on the other side of the world.
“I’ve always wanted to tick that box in my career, and I’m very grateful to Hull KR for giving me that opportunity.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.