“We’re all just a bunch of mates really” – Irish international tips Hull KR for success in 2023

Hull KR have been out in Spain for some warm-weather pre-season training and ‘Camp Connexin’ as it’s being labelled has brought the best out of plenty of the players, with one player saying it’s helped bond the whole squad.

KR are coming off the 2022 season where they went through a coaching change with Tony Smith departing before crossing the city to coach the Black and Whites, but Willie Peters is at the helm and has a clear vision for 2023 and the desire for playoffs.

One of the players in those plans is second-rower Frankie Halton who extended his contract to 2025 during the season, he spoke about the success of ‘Camp Connexin’.

Halton was speaking on KRTV and a clip was teased by the side in a post on their twitter.

“We’re just a bunch of mates really, we work hard and graft for each other and just do the work,” Halton explained. “We all want to be successful and not let each other down.”

“It showed in previous performances last year but we’re building on that this year. Every game it’s going to be next man in and do the same job and hopefully we can go far this year.”

KR have a host of signings including three major NRL imports, Tom Opacic, Sauaso Sue and Rhys Kennedy.

Kennedy has undergone surgery in the pre-season in order to prepare for the upcoming campaign but all reports, including this one from Halton, point to a successful 2023 for the Robins.

Halton had been rewarded by his performances last year with the number 11 shirt and will feature in the pack alongside fellow Irish international George King who will wear 10.

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