It’s playoff week in Super League with four teams set to take to the field for the rights to face Wigan Warriors or Catalans Dragons but one of those sides, Hull KR, have been busy in the transfer market as well as preparing for their crucial Friday night clash against Leigh Leopards.
Rovers have already signed plenty of key players for the 2024 season including current Leigh loanee Oliver Gildart, but they’ve now announced the signing of young talent Neil Tchamambe from Leeds Rhinos on a two year deal.
The young winger will provide depth for Willie Peters side with both Sam Wood and Ethan Ryan set to leave Craven Park, and who better for Tchamambe to learn from than former Leeds Rhinos man and Super league legend Ryan Hall.
Tchamambe will join alongside AJ Wallace, Niall Evalds, Oliver Gildart, Peta Hiku and Tyrone May, with Rovers announcing his signing via their website with the following statement.
“Hull KR are delighted to sign highly rated England Academy winger, Neil Tchamambe, on a two-year deal from Leeds Rhinos.
“In the 2022 Academy season, the young winger ran in eleven tries for Leeds Rhinos Academy which helped the side secure the Academy Grand Final. In 2023, Tchamambe continued his form for the Rhinos’ u18s and Reserves which resulted in Neil being selected for the England Academy side earlier this year, scoring twice in the win against France.
“An explosive winger, standing at 6’4, Neil brings quality attributes that will be integral to his development at Hull KR from 2024 onwards.”
Head Coach Willie Peters echoed these attributes after tying down the youngster:
“I watched Neil in the Yorkshire vs Lancashire Academy Origin here at Sewell Group Craven Park, he’s a big body and finds his front when he’s carrying the ball, and he has some real speed when he gets going. We’re confident Neil can apply himself and develop into a Super League player here at Hull KR.”
After signing for Hull KR, Neil Tchamambe shared of his excitement to have signed with the Robins:
“It’s an honour signing for Hull KR. There’s a huge buzz surrounding the club at the moment especially with all the new signings that are coming in, and I’m really excited to join the same environment as these players. Seeing how the club has improved over the past few years is incredible and I can’t wait to be part of the progress.”
“My main focus is my personal development as a Rugby player, and gaining experience in a first team environment, learning from the older and experienced players. Hopefully through that I’m able to grab a first team debut and solidify myself as a first team Super League player.”