Hull KR snap up Warrington utility

Hull KR have signed Warrington utility Harvey Livett on a season-long loan deal for 2020.

The 22-year-old returns the to club after spending a month on loan during last season.

He struggled to make an impact on the Wolves’ first team in 2019 and was limited to just 11 appearances under Steve Price.

A move to Craven Park is likely to give him more Super League game time, while his utility value makes him a great option for Tony Smith.

“I really enjoyed my loan spell at Rovers earlier in the 2019 season, said Livett. They were a great bunch of lads and the club has a great fanbase.

“It was frustrating not to get much game-time when I did arrive back at Warrington so coming here for 2020 gives me that chance now to play even more games in Red and White. I want to get those minutes racked up but I have to earn the right to do that.

“I’ve never really been out of Warrington to play rugby league. I’ve spent time on loan at Rochdale but that’s literally half an hour down the road. However, I’m already looking at getting a house over in Hull for next year and getting out of my comfort zone. I’m looking forward to experiencing life away from Warrington.”

Tony Smith has made Harvey Livett his sixth signing for 2020.

Hull KR head coach Tony Smith added: “We were really grateful for the opportunity to have Harvey here for a brief period in the 2019 campaign. He played some good stuff here – I enjoyed coaching him and likewise he enjoyed his time at the club.

“Perhaps when returning to his parent club he didn’t quite get the opportunities that he desired, so that is what instigated the season-long loan. We are keen to play a big part in Harvey’s development and I am excited to be giving him that opportunity.

“He has got a good chance here to play regular rugby and it will be my third time in coaching Harvey throughout his career to date, so there is a good connection there. Harvey is young, hungry and wanting to prove himself – he brings a whole lot to the table.