KR sign Halton for further two years
Hull KR are delighted to confirm Frankie Halton has signed a new two year-extension that keeps the Ireland international at Sewell Group Craven Park until the end of 2025.
Halton debuted for the Robins in Round 1 against Wigan Warriors and has become a standout performer for the club, making 15 appearances and scoring 3 tries in his first season for KR.
Initially beginning his career with Leigh’s Academy, Halton left the Centurions set-up to join amateur side Leigh Miners Rangers in 2018. From there, the second-rower rose through the ranks to rejoin the professional game with clubs Swinton and Featherstone before signing with Hull KR for 2022.
Since his debut, Halton has become an integral part of the Robins’ lineup known for his tireless defending and tackle-breaking drives upfield. Following his meteoric start to life at Hull KR, Halton has been rewarded with a new deal after the club fought off NRL interest to keep the star back-rower in East Hull.
Speaking on his new deal, Halton was delighted to extend his time with Hull KR: “It’s a real relief. I can knuckle down now knowing I’m going to be here for the next few years and put all my energy into KR and get us to where we should be. I’m really excited about the next three years.
“In pre-season, I came in and got injured the first session back because I was carrying an injury. I missed the first month of pre-season and then the last month while all our friendlies were going on.
“Pre-season was up and down, but I got into the Wigan game on the back of a few injuries in the squad so I just took my chance and I’ve not looked back from there.”
While the road to Super League hasn’t been straightforward for the dangerous second-rower, Halton now feels he’s found a home in Hull: “I’m loving it. I think it helps coming into a club like KR. I’ve settled in really well with the team, the club, and the city as well.
“Hull feels like home and I think that’s helped me on the pitch too. Rocking up to training every day and enjoying the people you work with, I think that’s a big help as well.
Halton is the latest star to commit his long-term future to the club with Elliot Minchella, Jez Litten, Matty Storton, Rowan Milnes, Mikey Lewis and Jez Litten all signed up until at least the end of 2024: “I think we should be winning trophies in the next few years with the personnel we’re bringing in and retaining and where the club is going on and off the pitch.
“We’ve been a bit up and down with injuries and form but as a whole, the club is going in the right direction. If we can push to get in the six this year and then push to be a top-four team in the coming years, we should be competing for silverware.
“It’s good Danny (McGuire) has signed a new three-year deal too and to work with him and Willie Peters next year it’s an exciting time to be at the club.”