Cory Paterson

His opportunities have been stifled somewhat since his move North to Townsville, and despite a short tenure at the club, Cowboys back-rower Cory Paterson has made the decision to head to England, to join Super League side Hull KR.

Paterson has signed a 2-year deal with the club that will begin in season 2013, with a key factor behind the move the chance to play alongside some of his fellow team-mates who have moved to Hull KR, as well as the chance to work with former assistant at the Knights, now head coach at Hull KR, Craig Sandercock.

“I’m really excited about my move to Hull KR. I’ve been following the club for a while since Sandy (Craig Sandercock) and a couple of my old team-mates, Con Mika and Shannon McDonnell, went there. I rate Sandy very highly, not just as a coach, but because he’s also a great bloke who I know will help me both as a footballer and a person.

“I’m lucky I’ve got a British passport and playing in the Super League was always something I wanted to do so when the chance came up to play for Hull Kingston Rovers, I couldn’t resist. The timing is right for me and my young family to make the move. We’re all keen to get over there and experience a different lifestyle and culture and for me to play some good footy.”

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock said:

“Cory is a great acquisition for Rovers and is a young player who has already achieved a lot in the game at a young age,” he said. “He brings all the qualities on and off the field that we are looking for. Cory is coming to Rovers for the right reasons and I am really excited to be able to work with him again.”

By ricky

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