Peteru given go-ahead to play for Hull KR

Former Leeds Rhinos forward Nathaniel Peteru has been given the green light to join Hull KR once the Super League season gets back underway.

The 28-year-old was signed by the Robins on the eve of the competition’s suspension due to coronavirus fears, and has since been awaiting visa clearance to be officially registered as part of their squad.

He has now, however, has his visa approved and will be free to play once the season resumes, the club have confirmed.

He adds significant depth to Tony Smith’s depleted forward pack and brings over 50 games-worth of experience in both the NRL and Super League.

Peteru played 32 games for Leeds during his two years at the club. Credit: Craig Milner/News Images

Upon signing for Rovers earlier this month, Peteru told the club website: “Tony (Smith) approached me a while ago but I had a few other things going on in my life. Then I talked to Tony again I couldn’t really say no this time.

“I’m really really thankful for this opportunity to come to a club like Hull KR and hopefully I can bring a positive influence to the place.”

“Tony touched on the game time with me and I got myself up to speed with what has been happening at Rovers. I want to bring my bit of experience to the team.”

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