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Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 09:42 GMT 10:42 UK
Hull KR sign Melbourne's Newton
Clint Newton celebrates Melbourne Storm's NRL victory
Newton was a key member of the Storm's NRL-winning team
Hull KR are set to strengthen their squad for next year's Super League season with the signing of Clint Newton from NRL champions Melbourne Storm.

The back-rower rejected a move to former club Newcastle Knights, opting for a two-year deal with the Robins.

Despite wanting to stay with the Storm, Newton was forced to leave because of strict NRL salary cap regulations.

"If there's a chance of playing for them again I'd definitely be interested," said the 26-year-old.

606: DEBATE

Newton's fate at the Storm was sealed when fellow back-rower Jeremy Smith decided to stay in Melbourne after rejecting the advances of St George Illawarra Dragons.

Newton joined the Storm midway through last season from the Knights after a public falling out with coach Brian Smith.

"I've had a great time at the Storm and I'll always be grateful they gave me the chance to continue playing in the NRL when I left Newcastle," added Newton.



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