Greg Minikin signs for Hull KR on two-year deal!
Hull Kingston Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of Greg Minikin from Castleford Tigers on a two-year contract!
The outside-back featured almost 100 times for the West Yorkshire outfit, despite being just 24 years of age.
Minikin started his rugby career at York City Knights, scoring 20 tries in 39 appearances. The Knaresborough-born star then joined Daryl Powell’s team from 2016 and touched down on 43 occasions.
“I am really happy and excited to be joining Hull Kingston Rovers. I have only heard good things about the club from the players that I have spoken to in the past,” Minikin told KRTV.
“The deal to come here was done quite a while ago. It was a relief when it all got sorted and I could then focus on finishing well with Castleford ahead of coming here for 2020.
“I met with Tony Smith for the first time only a couple of weeks ago. It was really interesting; I was a bit nervous beforehand, but he was a really nice guy and we chatted about all things pre-season. It has made me even more excited to join Rovers.
“I want to improve further on my game. I know the team has signed some great players next season that I can learn from and improve to be the best player that I can. I have watched Ethan Ryan, a fair bit, and he’s a really good finisher. Shaun Kenny-Dowall has played at the top level for New Zealand and in the NRL, and he is somebody that I can really learn from.”
Head coach Tony Smith added: “Greg is a quality player, he is young, experienced, but still hungry to improve. He’s ambitious at the same time and I’m delighted to have him on board.
“He will add some of that enthusiasm and youthfulness but also experience of Super League.
“He’s played in big matches and played within a team that has been competing at the top end for the last few years. We need some of that knowledge and know-how from him to pass on to his fellow players.”