29th November 2019, 09:03 | york

York City Knights sign Jimmy Keinhorst on loan

York City Knights sign Jimmy Keinhorst on loan

York City Knights have confirmed that Jimmy Keinhorst as joined the club – on a season-long loan from Hull Kingston Rovers – for the 2020 Betfred Championship season. 

Keinhorst began his career with Leeds Rhinos with whom he won the Betfred Super League league leaders’ shield and Grand Final along with the Coral Challenge Cup. The 29-year-old played 93 games for the Rhinos, scoring 32 tries before moving to Hull KR.

Head Coach, James Ford, said: “I’d like to applaud the efforts of the supporters, sponsors and specifically Squadbuilder for facilitating this acquisition. All contributions are used towards building a better club for the future and I’m delighted to be a part of such positivity.

“Jimmy will bring strike and threat to our edges, added experience and intelligence to our preparation. I’ve spoken to a number of people regarding Jimmy’s attitude and approach and I’m very confident he’ll further enhance our culture.

“I’m extremely proud of the support we’re receiving from the club in terms of positive cultural shifts, retainment of our best players and attracting players who can help this club continue to grow.”

“I’m excited to work with Jimmy, and I’m looking forward to seeing him raise our standards and get him playing his best rugby.”

York City Knights open the 2020 Betfred Championship campaign against Toulouse Olympique on Saturday 1 February.