Hull KR are set to land three major signings ahead of the 2023 Super League season.
That’s according to new Rovers boss Willie Peters who spoke with Newcastle Herald’s reporter Barry Toohey on his podcast about his move to the UK and who he will be taking with them.
Those three names will certainly be known in NRL circles, whilst two of them have been linked in recent weeks with a move to Craven Park.
“NRL veterans like Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Lachlan Coote are still going strong,” Peters told the Toohey’s News podcast.
“My plan isn’t to go over there and change everything up. I’m bringing three lads over with me to fill our spots and add to our development, Rhys Kennedy, Tom Opacic and Jesse Sue – they’ll add to what we are doing over there.
“With Jesse Sue, we have a guy called George King who’s a prop that does everything.
“So Jesse will help Kingy a lot and Rhys Kennedy hasn’t played a lot this year, but from what I saw from him last year, the Super League game will suit him.”
Opacic began his career with the Brisbane Broncos in 2016 but two shoulder reconstructions saw his game time cut miserably before a move to the North Queensland Cowboys in 2019 was thought to help refresh his career.
The 27-year-old played in the club’s successful NRL Nines squad in 2020, but has found his game time limited this season under Brad Arthur.
Kenny, meanwhile, has been in and out of the Brisbane side in 2022 and had been offered to Super League clubs back in 2021. Now, though, KR have got another barnstorming forward whose presence will be felt for years to come.
The signing that perhaps surprised everyone though is that of Sauaso Sue from the Knights, with the forward registering almost 170 NRL appearances in his nine-year spell in the Australian competition. The 30-year-old will link up with Peters in 2023.