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Hull KR boss says “it’s exciting for the club” to tie down youngster as he explains decision

The 2023 Super League season is now just weeks away and Hull KR have already built up the excitement for it even more with a big announcement ahead of the new campaign.

The Robins have extended Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e’s stay at the club extending his current deal by two years to keep him at the club until 2025.

Speaking after this news, new boss Willie Peters revealed that he identified PLT early as a player he wanted to retain:

“Phoenix is only 19 and he was identified early on as a player we want to retain.

“It’s exciting for the club that he’s resigned for a further two years so he can continue his development with us during his formative years. Already, Phoenix has improved in such a small space of time since we started pre-season and we’re delighted to reward that effort with a new deal.

“This is only his (PLT) second year in a full-time environment. We hope to continue to see him develop and mature in those surroundings for the next two years and beyond.”

The Hull KR boss also confirmed he would play in a variety of positions during the club’s pre-season friendlies: “He’ll get an opportunity in the pre-season friendlies at fullback and in the halves. The beauty of Phoenix is he can play anywhere in the spine, which is exciting.

“He has high expectations of himself and where he wants to go in his career, and we see ourselves as the right fit to help him get to where he wants to be.”

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