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Hull KR capture Michael Weyman on two-year deal

Weyman makes Hull KR switch (©GettyImages)
Weyman makes Hull KR switch (©GettyImages).

Hull KR have signed St George Illawarra prop Michael Weyman on a two-year contract.

The 28-year-old will link up with the Robins for pre-season training ahead of the 2014 season.

Weyman has vast amounts of experience in the Rugby League, starting his professional career with a six-year stint at the Canberra Raiders before moving to the Dragons in 2009 - being part of the side that beat Sydney Rooster 32-8 to win the 2010 NRL title.

He will bring a considerable amount of size, power and experience to the Robins' pack when he joins in the Autumn - subject to the necessary visa and work permit paperwork being completed.

Hull KR chief executive Mike Smith expressed his delight at signing Weyman when talking to the official club website. 

"Michael is a player of the highest calibre and you only have to look at his record to see that he's been there and done it at the very top level.

"As a club, we'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."

Rovers' head-coach Craig Sandercock added: "Michael is a big bloke and a class player who will bring a lot of quality and experience to our team.

"He'll also provide terrific leadership to our younger players and for them it'll be a great opportunity to learn from someone who has played consistently at the top level in Australia."

Weyman will be hoping he is over his injury problems of recent times after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in 2012. 

After reconstructive surgery he was ruled out for the rest of the 2012NRL season having made just 10 appearances

Weyman has represented Australia once in his career and also played four times for New South Wales in the State of Origin series.

 

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