Hull KR, alongside the likes of Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors and Hull FC have been one of the busiest teams ahead of 2024 and have now signed Jez Litten to a huge four year deal.
Jez Litten has signed a new four-year deal, keeping the England International at Sewell Group Craven Park until the end of 2027.
Having initially signed on-loan with the Robins mid-way through the 2019 season, Litten has gone on to establish himself as a key member of the club’s spine. The former West Hull junior has made 92 appearances in Red and White, scoring 8 tries for the side.
Season on season, Litten has progressed to become a staple of the Robins’ first team, having made 30 appearances for the club this year. The energetic hooker has had an impressive year, making his England debut earlier this year against France in the Lions’ mid-season test before helping fire the Robins to the Challenge Cup Final in August.
Known for his explosiveness in attack and his strong work in defence, Litten has been an important member of Willie Peters’ Robins with the hooker’s impressive work rate off and on the ball being a highlight for the side.
Speaking on the new extension, Jez Litten said: ‘I’m buzzing I’ve signed a new deal. I’ve been there just over three years now and I feel like we’re building as a club.’
‘I’m hopeful to be a part of that in the next four years and I’m really excited for it.
I feel like I’ve worked hard. I think we’ve come along way as a team and it’s showing on the pitch now.
‘I think this has been building over the last couple of the years. We had a good pre-season and some good wins. But, I think we’re not satisfied with just getting to semi-finals and finals we want to get there, get that silverware and bring it back for the fans and the club.’
In reaction to Litten’s new deal, Hull KR Head Coach, Willie Peters was pleased to see the Robins’ hooker commit his long-term future to the club: ‘Jez (Litten) is developing all the time. He’s a popular person within the group.
‘The best part for me about Jez is his best is yet to come. There’s no doubt that he’ll be our number 9 for the coming years. He’s going to be an important part to what this club does in the future.’