Ben Crooks signs with the club for two years…

24
Oct
Category: On The Pitch

Ben Crooks signs with the club for two years…

Hull Kingston Rovers can confirm that Ben Crooks has signed a two year contract extension at the club.

Crooks joined the Robins from Leigh just before the end of the regular season and his contributions helped the club secure Super League status for 2019 through the Super 8’s Qualifiers.

He is also a familiar face in the city having come through the academy at FC and is a former Super League Young Player of the Year and Dream Team member. Crooks also played down under with Paramatta Eels in 2015 before returning to the UK to play firstly for Castleford and then later with Leigh, the 25-year-old has crossed for 65 tries in 136 career appearances.

Crooks’ Father, Lee, a former Hull FC, Leeds and Castleford player also spent a year at the club as Assistant Coach to Justin Morgan back in 2008.

Speaking to hullkr.co.uk, Crooks said: “I have really enjoyed the last few months at the club, making sure we secured our status in Super League which is where Hull KR belong. The coaches and all of the boys have been great with me since arriving which made it easy to settle in and just concentrate on my rugby.”

Crooks went on to say “I still think I have my best years ahead of me as a player and I’m excited for what the next few years here at Rovers brings both for me personally and the club.”

Head Coach Tim Sheens added “Ben was a significant late addition to the squad this season.  His combination on the right edge with McGuire, Tomkins and Hall certainly helped us with our Super League survival.  He has settled in well at the Club and I’m pleased to have secured him for the next two seasons. Ben is only 25, so for a player of his age he has a lot of experience which is a big positive when building a team for the future.”

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