Hull KR have confirmed the signing of Jordan Abdull from London Broncos on a two-year deal from 2020.
The 23-year-old arrives at Craven Park following a superb season with relegated London Broncos, where he was arguably the capital club’s best player, leading them to a surprise 10 Super League wins.
It will be his second spell with the Robins, after he spent 2017 on a season-long loan at the club following their relegation to the Championship, making 23 appearances and scoring 12 tries.
A Hull FC Academy graduate, Abdull has over 100 professional appearances to his name and will partly fill the void left by outgoing halfbacks Danny McGuire, Josh Drinkwater and Chris Atkin.
He becomes Rovers’ fourth signing for next season, following Dean Hadley, Jez Litten and Shaun Kenny-Dowall.
“I’m very excited to come back to the club. I really enjoyed my time here in 2017,” he said. “I’m just glad now that we have got the deal over the line and I can look forward to progressing my career.
“I want to kick on even more from this year. I feel I had my most consistent year of my career and as a half-back you need to be playing week in, week out.
“I signed at the first opportunity that I could and wanted to come home to play in front of these fans again. Now that the nerves have gone, I can’t wait to get going.
“The boys were really good last time, and had that togetherness. The fans always gave me a good reception even though I was on loan from Hull FC at the time and I’m looking forward to making my family proud once again.
“I’ve had a lot of game-time in 2019 and I want a good pre-season here to show Tony Smith (head coach) that I am experienced to drive a team around the park.”
KR head coach Tony Smith added: “I have loved watching Jordan play, particularly this year. He played a big part in what was a successful year for the Broncos and having spoken to Jordan, he’s learned so much and is now in a position where he’s matured as a young man and player.
“He feels he is ready for that next big challenge and maintaining those Super League standards – he’s excited about that.
“He’s returning to us after a successful loan spell a couple of years ago and he fits nicely into our recruitment category of ‘young and hungry’, with still a lot to prove in his career. I’m really pleased that he wants to do that back at Rovers.
“I particularly like how Jordan reads the game. He is a good talker, a good communicator and very mature. I like that approach and attitude and that is key towards leading a team around at such a young age. I’m sure he’ll do a great job back here at Hull KR.”