Other Super League clubs were watching major signing before he penned deal

Recently Hull KR announced the signing of former Leeds Rhinos academy player and current Bradford Bulls star AJ Wallace on a two year deal from the start of next season.

On the signing Willie Peters said: ‘We are pleased AJ will be joining Hull KR on a two-year deal from the 2024 season.

‘AJ is a powerful back-rower with good footwork and will provide a point of difference within our pack next season. He is a good defender and has proven himself in a highly-competitive Championship competition.

‘Next year will be the first time AJ has been part of a full-time environment, so we are looking forward to seeing him develop with us over the next two seasons.’

Speaking on his move to the Robins, Wallace was excited to get started with his new side next season: ‘I’m looking forward to joining Hull KR next season and testing myself in a full-time environment.

‘I spoke with Willie on the phone and we had a good chat on what he’s seen from me playing that he likes and what I can improve on to take me to that next level. It’s exciting to see what’s going on at Hull KR and I got that from my conversation with Willie and how he talks about the club. I can’t wait to get started.’

A major signing for the club, Serious About Rugby League can confirm that other Super League sides were watching Wallace.

That said Hull KR were always the front runners for his signature with Wallace and his management focused on agreeing the deal with the Robins.

Last year both Castleford Tigers and Hull FC missed out on Wallace with them unable to agree a fee with Bradford Bulls for him.