Hull KR’s Frankie Halton has been making waves in Super League in recent seasons after making the move from Championship club Featherstone Rovers.
Halton drifted out of the professional game as an early 20-year-old before coming back into the game with the Swinton Lions in 2019.
There he impressed with his work ethic and tackling prowess, earning a move to the Featherstone Rovers in 2021.
Halton went from strength to strength at the Millennium Stadium, becoming one of the most impressive back-rowers in the second tier, and, in doing so, attracted the attention of Super League side Hull KR.
And, the 26-year-old’s class has shone through in 2022 so far, with the Robins tying the forward down amidst speculated interest from the NRL.
Halton spoke about how it was an easy decision to sign on with Rovers for another number of years and how he has spoken to incoming boss Willie Peters ahead of the latter’s impending move for 2023.
“I think I’ve settled it really well here and my rugby has been settled,” Halton said.
“I’ve spoke to Willie (Peters) and I know ‘Mags’ (Danny McGuire) has signed for three years and that was a big thing.
“Matty (Storton), Skidz (Shaun Kenny-Dowall) have re-signed and it’s a good environment to be a part of. I think we can progress in the next few years.”
Halton has opened up on that potential interest from the NRL and revealed that there was never anything ‘too serious.’
“I don’t know (about the offers) to be honest, it’s whatever my agent reports to me but I don’t think there was anything too serious tabled.
“I didn’t want to leave KR, I’m settled and playing some good rugby. The team and club is on the up and it was easy to stay.
“It depends where you are in your career. I’m just starting out now, it’s hard to go away from something you are enjoying or progressing with.”
It’s also great news for Super League that Hull KR were able to tie down such a talent in the face of potential overseas interest.