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Rovers snap up returning McCarthy

27th of August 2014
Rovers snap up returning McCarthy

Ireland World Cup forward Tyrone McCarthy is to return to the First Utility Super League in 2015 after signing a deal with Hull KR.

Ireland World Cup forward Tyrone McCarthy is to return to First Utility Super League in 2015 after signing a two-year contract with Hull KR.


The 26-year-old back-rower has spent this year with Australian outfit Northern Pride after leaving Warrington Warriors at the end of last season.


"It's been a great experience playing in Australia and it's going to leave me in good stead coming back to Super League with Hull KR," said McCarthy, who was a three-times Challenge Cup winner with the Wolves from 2009-12.


"I could have stayed at Warrington this year and been comfortable but I wanted a challenge. I've developed physically and I'll be coming back bigger, stronger and probably the fittest I've ever felt."


McCarthy, who was Ireland's vice-captain at the 2013 World Cup, is Hull KR's sixth new signing for 2015 and a straight replacement for Rhys Lovegrove, who is returning to Australia.


Hull KR coach Chris Chester said: "Tyrone gives us plenty of options in the forward pack next season. He's at the age where he is about to enter his prime as a forward and he's had big raps over in Australia for his professionalism both on and off the field, so he'll be a good fit for us."

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