Hull KR star Jordan Abdull is set to leave the club ahead of the 2024 season in one of the most shocking moves in recent memory.
Arguably the best kicker in Super League, the halfback signed a long term deal at the club until the end of the 2026 season last year.
Injuries have worked against the halfback though since he was nominated for the Man of Steel in 2021 and made his England debut and now the halfback is set to join Catalans Dragons on loan for next year.
It is unclear what will happen to Abdull beyond 2024 given his long term deal at Hull KR. However, according to L’Independent he has a rocky relationship with Willie Peters.
They reported: “Out of touch with his coach Willie Peters and facing competition from the arrival of Tyrone May in partnership with Mikey Lewis, Jordan Abdull asked to be loaned out. The deals were obviously long, knowing that Hull KR, did not want to see their number 7 strengthen a rival team, having extended his contract just a year ago.
“Abdull, who played 10 seasons in the Super League, played just 14 games in 2023 and 13 in 2022, following several injuries, including a serious one to his quadriceps.”
So this suggests he is unlikely to return in 2025.
As for Willie Peters, he recently gave a pre-season update on BBC Radio Humberside:
“It was a good off-season for the players. Obviously, they had a big campaign last year. We pretty much played in every game except for the big one at the end of the year. So it was a long season for a lot of players.
“So they’re all here now except for Tyrone May. So Tyrone will come back or come into the squad on Monday. Obviously there’s Kelepi, there’s Oli Gildart, there’s Jai Whitbread. There’s a few new faces and they’ve settled in well.
“There’s something every day, so that’s been a bit of a shock to them, shock to the system, but it’s only going to help the development. Like all the young guys, there’s no rush. It’s about developing them to be first team players. Ideally, it’d be great for this year, but more importantly, for the next 10 years.”
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