Hull KR boss says England coach Shaun Wane would benefit from picking this player

Hull KR have made some impressive signings for the 2023 as Willie Peters prepares for his first season in charge at Craven Park.

The Australian has brought in some top stars from down under too such as forwards Rhys Kennedy and Jesse Sue as well as star centre Tom Opacic.

Speaking to Serious About Rugby League, Peters opened up on what they will bring to the Robins in 2023.

He said: “Hopefully they’ll bring a little bit of aggression, Rhys Kennedy and Jesse Sue are two props, I think we lacked a little bit of aggression last year and we lacked some depth in that position so they’re going to provide that, no doubt.

“Then Tom Opacic is a hard worker, competitive and as I said before about vision to do with the club – he’s picked Hull KR over some clubs in the NRL because he believes we can do something.

“He’s pretty quiet, he’s starting to come out a little but more but he’ll do his talking on the field and he’s coming into his prime.”

Meanwhile, the Robins have made some impressive signings from Super League rivals such as Sam Luckley from Salford Red Devils and James Batchelor from Wakefield Trinity.

He is expecting one of them to do great things: “For me James Batchelor I’ve got really high hopes for him, he’s the type of player that does all the dirty work and work that goes unnoticed from a spectator but it doesn’t go unnoticed to his teammates or from coaching staff. He actually excites me for where he can go.”

When asked if he should be considered for England like his brother Joe, Peters said: “Yeah, why not? I think he can put himself in the frame that’s for sure. I’m sure that whoever is coaching, Shaun Wane’s coaching he likes those tough hard-working type players and he’ll get that with Batch.”

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