12 May 2021

Jordan Abdull agrees Hull KR extension

Jordan Abdull agrees Hull KR extension

Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed that Jordan Abdull has signed a three-year contract extension with the club. 

Abdull re-joined the club ahead of the 2020 Betfred Super League season after previously spending the 2017 season on loan with the Robins.

The 25-year-old’s career began with cross-city rivals Hull FC before a one-year stint with London Broncos during their 2019 Betfred Super League campaign.

On the decision, Abdull said: “I’m really excited and happy that it’s all over the line and sorted. I feel I can relax a bit more and keep enjoying playing my rugby. I’ve loved the two years I’ve been here so there was no hesitation to sign the contract when it was on offer,” said Abdull.

“I never wanted to leave the place. I’m from here, I’m a local lad so one of the main reasons to come back from London was the fans and the love I got from them. Even though I was on loan in the Championship season from Hull FC, it was one of the things that drew me to come back.”

Rovers Head Coach, Tony Smith added: “We’re trying to build and grow a successful club, not just immediately, but for the future. Players like Jordan and Jez [Litten] who we have previously signed, as well as some other guys coming through, are those you want to try and build around. 

“We’ll still add and have some experienced players around those young guys. We are confident about their abilities, and they see that this club is going to have success.

“It’s a shot in the arm for us all really, they are right sort of people for us to have our long-term future, and they have the right sort of ambition, so they fit the bill and Jordan has worked really hard for that.

“It hasn’t been an easy road for Jordan, he has worked hard and fought through some tougher periods in his career. He has learned a lot along the way, and he is in the best spot he has been in for a long time physically and mentally. I’m delighted for Jordan and the club.

“It’s great to hear that he doesn’t want to go anywhere, and he wants to stay and be a part of the club. He wouldn’t do that unless he feels we are heading in the right direction, but also, we are all getting a bit impatient for that. We want to reach the hights we deserve, and he is part of that – we want it to all happen in the next few years.”