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Hull KR duo could be set for Championship switch

Hull KR boss Willie Peters is hoping to see two of his exciting young talents have a crack at the Championship.

Hull KR have a dual registration agreement with Featherstone Rovers for the 2024 season and Peters believes two players in particular would benefit from a move to the Championship.

He said: “Look, it’s one of those where it’s up to Featherstone, on who they want to play.

“We want our players playing as much sort of Championship as possible, you know, and if Featherstone see, potential in our younger players, that’s great because we want to give them game time in a really strong competition. So it’s one of those where it just depends on what sort of players Featherstone need and who they’ve got their eye on. But we’d love guys like Louix Gorman, who we’ve got high hopes for down the future, and Leo Tennison to get a go.”

On Tennison, he added: “Leo has had a really strong pre-season and started well in the friendlies. There’s no doubt that those two have shown that they can handle championship level and they both play well when they come on against Leeds. So, there too, I’ve noted that I think it would benefit playing in a championship side and I think it would be a win-win for the club and obviously the player.”

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Hull KR head coach Willie Peters

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Asked about his young players, Peters sang the praises of this particular duo: “Probably the two that I mentioned. I think Louix Gorman for me is one that, it’s his first pre-season so it’s exciting to see where he’s going to be in a year or two. Like any young player, you don’t want to be putting too much expectation and you need to develop them. Louix is only light in terms of his body weight so he needs to obviously grow. He becomes a full, a man so to speak in terms of when you get in your 20s and that’s when you develop physically. So in two years time, three years time, that’s when we’re going to see a really, really good player I believe. And when I say a really good player, he just does everything right at training. All you ask from your players is to give their best every day, come with the right attitude and that’s Louix Gorman.

“Someone like Leo Tennison, he’s probably took a bit of time to last year to adjust to a full-time environment and, you know, physical demands of a full-time environment. You know, there’s no doubt that Leo probably plays better than when he trains, but what we want to do is get his training standards, which have improved significantly, but get them to a higher level and then that’ll help him when he plays. But again, he’s another one that we’ve seen significant development in the space of a year. So those two are probably the ones that stand out.”

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