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Hull KR sign Blake Green from Canterbury Bulldogs

Blake Green
Blake Green was first considered by Rovers coach Justin Morgan in 2009

Hull KR have confirmed the signing of Australian Blake Green from Canterbury Bulldogs on a two-year contract.

The 24-year-old stand-off will partner fellow Australian Michael Dobson at half-back for the Robins next season.

"I want to cement a full-time place in the team," Green told BBC Radio Humberside. "It's a good chance to come over and build a profile at Hull KR.

"I think I can come over and be part of the starting 13 every week and be a big part of the club going forward."

Green, who will arrive at Craven Park for pre-season training in November, is the Robins' third recruit for 2011 following the addition of Australian forward Willie Mason and Hull threequarter Craig Hall.

He has made more than 40 NRL appearances for Parramatta, Cronulla and Canterbury, where he was acting as cover to Brett Kimmorley.

And, having been granted a UK work permit and entry visa, he will renew a partnership with Dobson first forged in the Australian schoolboys side.

"The signing of Blake is an important one in our plans for next season," said Rovers coach Justin Morgan.

"Blake has a good all-round game and, with the other creative players we have in the squad, we'll have a really good balance to the side.

I'm aware that I'm joining a very proud club with a great fan-base and that they demand success

New signing Blake Green

"We're getting a quality playmaker. We're getting a half-back that'll compliment Michael Dobson.

"We're getting a right-footed kicker, which is excellent for us, that likes to take the line on.

"He's a player I've been tracking for a little while and I was close to purchasing him 12 months ago but I just wanted to see him get a little bit more NRL experience."

Green added: "I'm really excited about coming over.

"I've been doing a bit of training so I'm ready for when pre-season starts and I'm champing at the bit.

"Super League is a competition I've always wanted to play in and, having spoken with Michael Dobson and Mick Vella, they only had good things to say about the club and Super League.

"I'm aware that I'm joining a very proud club with a great fan-base. They demand success and that's what they're there for - to support a team that's winning games.

"The main goal for everyone is to go out and win as many games as we can and hopefully be there to challenge for the big one at the end of the year."



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