Loan moves are usually for shorter periods but in this instance, it is for the entire season, as Kevin Larroyer – a French international from the Catalan Dragons – has signed a season-long loan deal with Hull KR.
Larroyer, a second-rower, will play his first game at Craven Park – the home stadium of his club side – for his native France, when they take on Papua New Guinea.
For the club, they are just excited to have the 24-year old Larroyer on board, outlining his ability and potential as reasons behind recruiting him.
â€œKevin is a very good young player and we are very excited to have been able to get him on-board,” said Hull KR coach, Craig Sandercock.
“He has a tremendous future in the game and myself and the rest of the coaching staff are really looking forward to working with him.
â€œIâ€™d also like to put on record my thanks to the Catalan Dragons for allowing us to take Kevin on loan for next season.â€
Also pleased with the signing is Hull KR CEO Mike Smith, who says that the signing of Larroyer and other recent signings show a key intent from the board to improve.
â€œEveryone at this club rates Kevin really highly and Iâ€™m sure the fans will love him too,” said Smith.
“The signings we have made so far and the fact that we have agreed to pay a loan fee for Kevin, are real statements of intent by the board.
â€œThereâ€™s a real buzz about the place at the moment with exciting new signings, the new stand opening, RLWC2013 action at Craven Park and encouraging season pass sales – I think 2014 is set to be a good year for us.â€