In any form of rugby league these days, speed can be a vital asset to any side – and for Hull Kingston Rovers, it is clear to see that they value quick men, following the signing of London Broncos winger Omari Caro, regarded as the Superleague’s fastest, on a 2-year deal.
Caro, who is still only 21 years of age, was officially crowned as the fastest man in the Superleague, following the annual sprint in August, housed in Leeds.
For Rovers coach Craig Sandercock, he sees Caro has the sort of player they want at their club.
â€œOmari fits the profile of the type of the player we want to bring into the club,” Sandercock said.
â€œAt 21, heâ€™s still in the early stages of his career and someone that we believe will get better and better.
â€œObviously he has real pace, but thereâ€™s a lot more to his game than that and when I met him, I was impressed with his eagerness to learn and knowledge of the game.â€
Caro is also eligible for international side Jamaica, and represented the Caribbean nation during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers.
â€œI had one or two options, but once Iâ€™d spoken with Craig it was a no-brainer for me. He has a reputation for developing younger players and Iâ€™m keen to work with him,” Caro said.
â€œIâ€™m sad to leave London as my whole playing career has been with the Broncos and Iâ€™ve lived down there all my life, but this is a great opportunity for me and I didnâ€™t want to let it slip by.â€