Hull KR’s Jez Litten reveals why he left Hull FC

It’s one of the most controversial moves in rugby league – going from Hull FC to Hull KR or vice versa – and Robins’ number nine Jez Litten knows all about it.

The wily hooker grew up an FC supporter but left the Black and Whites of West Hull to join the Red and Whites over in the East.

But, despite it being a tough decision at the time, Litten – who made just 17 appearances between 2017 and 2019 for FC – is certain he made the right choice.

“To be fair looking back, I could never see myself doing it but that’s changed completely now – I absolutely love it at Hull KR,” Litten told the Rugby League Review podcast.

“I feel at home, I love the club and it’s just a really good vibe.

“When I first moved over it was a big decision, I was doubting myself when I made the move, but it’s a step that I needed to make and I love it there – I can’t praise it anymore.”

Despite all of his family being FC supporters too, the 24-year-old revealed that they were all supportive of his move.

“I’m a West Hull lad and to move to the East is a bit frowned upon, but I felt like everyone was supportive and I didn’t leave on bad terms with Hull FC.

“I wasn’t playing and I thought it was the right step to make.”

Litten has since made over 50 appearances for the Robins, making his name as one of the most dangerous players to come off the bench against tiring defenders and forming a great partnership with Matt Parcell.

His move to KR has been well and truly vindicated and he has become one of Rovers’ most important players and will likely be the same under new head coach Willie Peters.

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