Hull Kingston Rovers new signing Korbin Sims admitted he is highly excited by the Hull derby in 2021.
The 29-year-old has featured in similar matches down under during his spells with Brisbane Broncos and St George Illawarra Dragons.
However, Sims is hopeful that in front of a full house of supporters, he will have the opportunity to run out is what is arguably considered the Super League’s feistiest derby clash.
He said, “I am not 100% sure how far back the rivalry goes but I obviously know for a fact that there are two teams in Hull.
“Now being here in Super League, I am really enjoying seeing people out in Hull KR and Hull FC masks.
“It is going to be an interesting time, when we get to the derby game and fingers crossed we can get a full stadium at either venue.
“The boys have been in my ear about it and they have told me about the northern stand filling up and having the songs too.
“I am really hoping that the fans will all be able to come out. The ongoing issues with COVID of course have to be sorted first.
“When the time comes, hopefully, we will get this stadium rocking. Red and white and black and white opposite each other and fingers crossed we will put on a good show.”
Sims is one of six new signings the Robins have made ahead of the 2021 season.
Joining him from down under are Ryan Hall, Albert Vete and Brad Takairangi, with both Luis Johnson and Muizz Mustapaha making the move from Warrington and Leeds respectively.
Having completed his first week of pre-season with his team mates, Sims admitted he is enjoying life at the club and is confident the Robins can go much better next season based off what he has seen.
“I think our recruitment has been fantastic,” he added.
“The new signings that we have brought in look superb. Obviously, I did not know many of the boys last year and some of them have moved on.
“But the people that are here now, speaking to the boys at training, they are a very good group.
“We do have a fairly young crew and they are all willing to ‘rip in’ which is what you want from your young lads.
“It will be really exciting for the 2021 season.
“I am also looking forward to the last couple of lads coming over to the UK and for them to be in and around training because I know personally after training for a couple of days that it has been quite enjoyable getting out there with the boys.
“And, dare I say that training back in Australia, in the boiling hot, is no fun.”