Ryan Brierley joins the Robins on one-year deal!

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Ryan Brierley joins the Robins on one-year deal!

Hull Kingston Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of half-back Ryan Brierley from Toronto Wolfpack!

The 27-year-old has penned a one-year deal at Hull College Craven Park which sees him return to the Betfred Super League, having helped the Canadian outfit progress to the top-tier.

Brierley began his career with Leigh in 2012, scoring 22 tries in 26 appearances during his debut season. A key figure for the Centurions, a further 109 tries were scored at the Lancashire club over another 87 outings, proving himself to be one of the most prolific playmakers outside of Super League.

Transferring to Huddersfield Giants during 2016, the Scotland international touched down on 14 occasions in 19 appearances, before joining Toronto Wolfpack where he scored 16 tries in 24 appearances.

A successful loan spell back at Leigh saw Brierley score 11 tries in 13, taking his tally to an incredible 186 touchdowns in 201 club appearances.

“Ryan has developed a lot more aspects to his game over the last few years,” head coach Tony Smith told hullkr.co.uk.

“By his own self-admittance he was known as a terrific support runner and scoring plenty of tries, but he has worked hard to do more. We are happy to develop those skills further and he is coming to a place where he feels he can develop his career further.

“He convinced me that whilst he too does not fit our recruitment brief entirely, he has a real desire to be successful and the best that he can be. He has some experience but his development is not finished and he feels Hull KR is the best possible place to do that.

“There will be plenty of competition in the pivots – I am now up to five potential half-backs who will have to fight hard to get the position and then stay there.

“That is what we want, it keeps people on their toes, keeps them accountable and they have to keep producing or else we will find a different combination from within. Ryan is very aware of that fact and he wants to fight hard for the team.”

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