13 May 2021

Ethan Ryan extends Hull KR stay

Ethan Ryan extends Hull KR stay

Hull Kingston Rovers have announced Ethan Ryan has agreed a two-year contract extension with the club.

Ryan joined the club ahead of the 2020 Betfred Super League season after four successful seasons with Bradford Bulls for whom he averaged almost a try every game.

Since joining the Robins, Ryan has made nine appearances, scoring on three occasions. Ryan has also five caps for Ireland, with the most recent coming in a 2019 victory over Italy. 

Hull KR Head Coach, Tony Smith said: “Ethan has shown that he is a young guy developing and doing very well. He’s applied himself as we hoped and wished and has shown us that he could be a really important part of our future.

“He has developed his body enormously by putting on weight, size, strength and speed. That is one of his big attributes, his speed, but he is keen to learn, and he has learnt a whole lot since he has been here. 

“He’s done a terrific job. He had some great experience last year, but he got hampered by an injury or two which is part and parcel of Rugby League. But on the whole, he’s been able to overcome those obstacles and he has got the capabilities to compete at Super League and do it well. 

“I think that his best is yet to come, and he does as well, and that is part of why we feel that in the next two years he will grow and become a big part of our future and our success.

“It’s all about identifying those young people with ambition and he certainly is one of those that has. I think he can go a long way in the game.”