On Sunday Hull KR announced that star winger Ryan Hall was set to stay at the club beyond 2023 into the 2024 season.
Speaking on Ryan Hall’s new deal, Willie Peters said:
“It’s outstanding for the club. When I first came on board I was in Australia at the time and he made it pretty clear that he wanted to keep going.
“I sort of said that we’d go through it at the right time and that he’s show me through his actions and he’s done that. He came back after a good little break from the World Cup and probably wasn’t in the best condition for Ryan Hall, but what I saw after that is a guy who’s been playing 16 years now. He’s an ultra professional who knows his body, he knew what to eat, how to train and how to get his body ready to go.
“He said to me that he’d be ready for the round one Wigan game and I sat back and just watched how he went about his business and it was really professional.
“For me he’s still producing on the field but it’s what he can bring around the place as well. For the younger guys to see what Ryan Hall does and how to go about your business to be a Super League player, that’s value in itself.
“The reality is that at the moment we have people in our team that don’t know what it takes to be a Super League player, but he’s living proof for me that age is just a number. It will catch up at some stage but he’ll let us know when that is.”
When asked if Hall could sign another deal in 2024, Peters said it wasn’t off the table whilst saying he was still in the top three or five wingers:
“There’s a lot of time before then but he’s given the indication that he wants to go as long as he can. I mean I retired a lot earlier than that but from what I’m led to believe there comes a stage where you wake up and realise you can’t do it anymore.
“We’ve spoken and we’ll come to that when it comes down the track but if he keeps producing then he’s certainly in the top three to five wingers in the competition still at his age.”