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Academy duo agree new Rovers contracts

Hull Kingston Rovers youngsters Joe Cator and Will Jubb have agreed new contracts with the club to further extend their career at KCOM Craven Park.

The duo, who both came through the ranks at the City of Hull Academy, have become the latest players to commit their futures to the Robins next season as head coach Tim Sheens looks to tie down the club’s promising young talent.

Back rower Cator is still eligible to play for the under-19s this season but has racked up nine first team appearances in a breakthrough year, having tasted Super League action on two occasions last year under former academy boss and then acting Rovers head coach James Webster.

Cator has now put pen to paper on his first professional deal with the Robins, signing until the end of 2019.

Meanwhile, hooker Jubb is the reigning Under-19s Player of the Year and a former captain of the City of Hull Academy who has largely featured at dual registration partner York City Knights this season whilst training full-time with the Rovers first team.

Jubb, who made a try-scoring debut away to London in the Super 8s Qualifiers last season to kick start a regular run in the side, has since earned an additional three appearances in the Kingstone Press Championship and has now agreed a new one-year contract extension with the club.

Head coach Tim Sheens said: “Will and Joe are a couple of promising young players who have done well with the opportunities they’ve had in the first team this year and we see good futures at the club for both of them.

“We’ve had several youngsters underpin our senior players this year by training hard and doing a good job when they’ve come into the side. It’s really important that we continue to sign these players who have come through our system at the academy and reward them with an extension.

“We’re working hard to build the core of our squad for next season so we are prepared for all eventualities and I’m looking forward to working with the likes of Will and Joe once again in a full-time environment as they continue their development.”

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