Hull KR have confirmed that star fullback, Lachlan Coote will retire at the end of the 2023 Betfred Super League season after an illustrious 15-year career in both the NRL and Super League.
The Windsor-native has made 263 appearances so far across his memorable career playing for Penrith Panthers, North Queensland Cowboys, St. Helens, Scotland RL, Great Britain and Hull KR while scoring over 1,000 points and winning 6 major finals in England and Australia.
Now with the Robins, Coote will look to culminate his 15-year career in emphatic fashion as one of Willie Peters’ senior players in a Hull KR side pushing for silverware.
An NRL Grand Final and World Club Challenge winner with North Queensland Cowboys in 2015 and early 2016 alongside Kane Linnett, the Scotland international joined St. Helens mid-season in 2019 and helped the side to win three-consecutive Super League Grand Finals and a Challenge Cup.
Coote joined Hull KR ahead of the 2022 season and has gone on to make 26 appearances for the club, scoring 157 points while also helping the side to a Challenge Cup semi-final against Huddersfield last season.
The big question after this news though was how would Hull KR replace Coote? It has long been suggested they would turn to the NRL especially as the likes of Arthur Mourgue and Max Jowitt signed deals to remain at Catalans Dragons and Wakefield Trinity.
As reported by Hull Daily Mail yesterday, it seems Hull KR have signed former Warrington Wolves star and New Zealand international Peta Hiku from North Queensland Cowboys.
Now reports down under are saying the same with the notorious Mole of Wide World of Sports claimed that Hiku has signed for the Robins.
He also took a shot at his latest performance as the Cowboys struggle.
“Peta Hiku – who had a SHOCKER yesterday for North Queensland Cowboys – has signed with Hull KR.”
Peta Hiku – who had a SHOCKER yesterday for @nthqldcowboys – has signed with @hullkrofficial
— The Mole (@9_Moley) May 20, 2023