AUSTRALIAN front-row Mitchell Allgood has become Hull Kingston Rovers’ twelth recruit for 2015 after signing from Parramatta Eels on a three-year contract.
Allgood, 25, has made 70 first-team appearances for the Eels and was also selected in the 2012 City Origin side.
Rovers coach Chris Chester said: “Mitch is a big, strong and athletic prop with a good leg drive who will really add a lot to our pack next season.
“We lost a bit of power up front from last year’s squad, but with Ryan Bailey and now Mitch coming in we’re really pleased with finding two high-quality front-rowers.
“Like Ryan, Mitch will bring plenty of size and aggression out on the pitch, but he is a great bloke off the field as well.
“He comes here at a good age and for the right reasons, so we are delighted to have him on board.
“We’ve got some depth in the forwards for next season which is important, but we also feel we’ve got a more athletic pack capable of playing big minutes if they need to.”
Allgood played at Parramatta alongside another off-season signing, winger Ken Sio.
“He’s a big bloke with explosive power, but he can play big minutes so you get the best of both with him whenever he’s on the pitch or on the training paddock,” said Sio.
“He gives it his all on the field, but off the pitch he’s the nicest giant ever.
“Once you cross that white line, it’s game time and he’s in there 110 per cent, but it’s important that everybody gets on in the squad and he’ll fit right into that.”
“It will be good to have Mitchell over here, he’s a top player and he really looked after me at the Eels so hopefully I can help him settle in when he gets here.”