Rating each club’s transfers: Hull KR

After surviving relegation on points difference last season, we look at the changes Hull KR have made to their squad for the 2020 season.

In

Matt Parcell initially joined Rovers on loan at the back end of 2019
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Ryan Brierley (Toronto Wolfpack)

Jamie Ellis (Castleford Tigers)

Dan Murray (Salford Red Devils)

Joe Keyes (Bradford Bulls)

Rowan Milnes (Bradford Bulls)

Elliot Minichella (Bradford Bulls)

Matthew Storton (Bradford Bulls)

Anesu Mudoti (Bradford Bulls)

Matt Parcell (Leeds Rhinos)

Kyle Trout (Dewsbury Rams)

Will Maher (Castleford Tigers)

Nick Rawsthorne (Toronto Wolfpack)

Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers)

Matty Gee (London Broncos)

Harvey Livett (Warrington Wolves (Loan)

Ethan Ryan (Bradford Bulls)

Jordan Abdull (London Broncos)

Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Newcastle Knights)

Dean Hadley (Hull FC)

Jez Litten (Hull FC)

Out

Craig Hall scored over 400 points across two spells at Hull KR
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Adam Rooks (Bradford Bulls) (Loan)

Harry Bardle (York City Knights) (Trial)

Jimmy Keinhorst (York City Knights) (Loan)

Brad Clavering (Coventry Bears)

Will Oakes (Dewsbury Rams) (Loan)

Elliot Wallis (York City Knights) (Loan)

Danny Addy (Leigh Centurions)

Josh Drinkwater (Catalans Dragons)

Liam Salter (York City Knights)

Craig Hall (Featherstone Rovers)

Ryan Lannon (Salford Red Devils)

Joel Tomkins (Catalans Dragons)

Lee Jewitt (Barrow Raiders)

Chris Atkin (Salford Red Devils)

Analysis

There was a large turnover of players, whether or not this new side can gel together remains to be seen.

Certainly the signing of Shaun Kenny-Dowell has generated excitement in that part of Hull. He will bring that big game experience to the Rovers, having won an NRL title, and represented New Zealand at international level.

The retention of Matt Parcell could certainly be a shrewd signing as well. He helped Leeds to their last Super League title in 2017.

They have also extended a few of their successful loan signings from last year. Harvey Livett, Jez Litten and Dean Hadley will all be back for Rovers in 2020, and hoping to make an impression once more.

Plenty of Championship talent will get the chance to ply their trade in the Super League with the Robins, but time will tell as to whether or not they have enough to maintain their status at the top table.

It is also worth noting that some considerable experience has left the club as well. The likes of Craig Hall and Jimmy Keinhorst could have provided that much-needed know-how for the Rovers, but they decided to look elsewhere.

Rating 

7/10

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