Talk persisted that a move away from the club would eventuate and now it has, with St George Illawarra Dragons prop Michael Weyman signing a 2-year deal with English Super League side, Hull KR.
Weyman, who is an experienced campaigner in the NRL having also played with the Canberra Raiders, is a Moruya junior with rep experience, having played for NSW in the past.
With the Hull KR forward pack needing some size, CEO Mike Smith says Weyman will bring that to the club, as well as power, talent – with the club pleased in general at signing Weyman.
â€œMichael is a player of the highest calibre and you only have to look at his record to see that heâ€™s been there and done it at the very top level,â€ he said.
â€œMeeting him prado electronic cigarettes and his agent was a real pleasure and Michael canâ€™t wait to get over to England and get started in 2014.
â€œAs a club, weâ€™ve targeted high quality acquisitions to replace the players who will leave us at the end of the current season and Michael definitely fits that bill.â€
Also pleased with the signing was Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock, who knows that Weyman will bring size and experience to his side’s forward pack in 2014 and beyond.
â€œMichael is a big bloke and a class player who will bring a lot of quality and experience to our team,” said Sandercock.
“Heâ€™ll also provide terrific leadership to our younger players and for them itâ€™ll be a great opportunity to learn from someone who has played consistently at the top level in Australia.â€