Hull Kingston Rovers sign French scrum-half Thibault Franck after successful trial
Last Updated: 14/11/17 7:48pm
Hull Kingston Rovers have signed teenage French scrum-half Thibault Franck from Catalans Dragons on a one-year deal.
Franck, 19, has joined up with the Super League-returning Rovers after impressing at Under-19 level last season.
"Thibault is a player with a lot of potential and he had a few clubs chasing him so we're happy he's made the decision to join us," assistant coach James Webster said.
"It's a good opportunity for him to continue his development in a full-time environment and there's the option of him playing for York City Knights or City of Hull Academy as well, which is a bonus in terms of getting game time.
"He's very quick and he's got good skills so we're looking forward to seeing how he progresses in pre-season.
"Thibault is just learning his trade as a half-back so we're not going to put too much pressure on him but he's settled in over the past few days and has trained really well. He's certainly one for the future.
"Having the likes of Thibault, Joe Wardill, Joe Cator, Matty Marsh, Will Oakes, Will Dagger and Connor Williams to name just a few bodes well."
Franck said: "I am very happy to be joining Hull KR for this important new season for the club and the fans. It's a great club to be a part of and I will work very hard to do my best for Rovers."