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Star forward makes immediate switch to Super League rivals

One Super League star has made an immediate switch to a rival side mid-season.

The man in question is now former Hull KR star Frankie Halton.

This comes less than a year after he signed a long term deal with the Robins until the end of 2025 as the club fought off NRL interest to tie him down at the club.

He was a great find when he was signed from the Championship at the end of 2021 as he quickly became a regular for the Robins.

However, he is now set to depart the club after being left out of Willie Peters’ squad on numerous occasions.

The Robins already have a replacement lined up in the shape of another Championship signing, this time from the Bradford Bulls, in AJ Wallace.

He joins the club in 2024 and Luis Johnson was last night recalled from his loan spell at Castleford Tigers.

The Robins said on his release:

“Hull KR can confirm the club have granted Frankie Halton’s requested release from the remainder of his contract with immediate effect.

“Halton joined the Robins ahead of the 2022 season from Featherstone Rovers. The Ireland international leaves the Robins after making 27 appearances for the club, scoring seven tries.”

Hull KR Head Coach, Willie Peters added: ‘Frankie came to me a few weeks back to request his release. After internal discussions, we have decided Frankie’s release was the best outcome for him and the club moving forward.

‘I would like to wish Frankie all the best in the future and thank him for his contribution to the club.’

He will now join Leigh Leopards signing for the play-off contenders on a two and a half year deal until the end of 2025.

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