24th May 2019, 09:47 | york

York bring in Hull KR duo

York bring in Hull KR duo

York City Knights have signed Hull Kingston Rovers duo Will Oakes and Junior Vaivai each on one-month loan deals.

Oakes featured for the Knights in their Betfred League One championship winning campaign last season on dual-registration while Vaivai has played 35 games for the Robins as well as boasting NRL experience.

York City Knights Head Coach, James Ford, said: “I’m really looking forward to working with Will again, he’s a very strong ball carrier with the potential to make a big impact for us.

“I’m excited to work with Junior too, he’s very explosive and can turn momentum in games with pieces of individual class. I’m confident he’ll be a very popular player in his time at York.

“I’m so proud of the club’s efforts to sustain our progress and the support we’ve received from our fan base has facilitated this drive.”

Both players will be available for selection for York’s trip to Widnes on Sunday in the Betfred Championship.