Australian star Michael Weyman to join Hull KR for 2014 season

Last Updated: 19/07/13 9:56am

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Michael Weyman: On way to Hull KR

Michael Weyman: On way to Hull KR

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Hull KR have signed Australian prop Michael Weyman from St George-Illawarra on a two-year contract.

Weyman will finish the current NRL season and join up with the Robins ahead of the 2014 season.

Weyman began his professional career at Canberra Raiders and spent six years there before moving to the Dragons in 2009, including the 2010 NRL title.

He has one Australia cap and played four times for New South Wales in the State of Origin series.

Pleasure

Hull KR chief executive Mike Smith told the club's website: "Michael is a player of the highest calibre and you only have to look at his record to see that he's been there and done it at the very top level.

"Meeting him and his agent was a real pleasure and Michael can't wait to get over to England and get started in 2014.

"As a club, we've targeted high quality acquisitions to replace the players who will leave us at the end of the current season and Michael definitely fits that bill."

Rovers coach Craig Sandercock added: "Michael is a big bloke and a class player who will bring a lot of quality and experience to our team.

"He'll also provide terrific leadership to our younger players and for them it'll be a great opportunity to learn from someone who has played consistently at the top level in Australia."

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