Larroyer agrees to stay at Hull KR

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Hull KR have secured France second-row Kevin Larroyer for an additional season-long loan from Catalan Dragons.

The forward, 25, has enjoyed an impressive debut campaign with the Robins, scoring seven tries in 22 appearances.

“I spoke to the Dragons and explained that I wanted to stay at Hull Kingston Rovers and they understood the reasons why,” said Larroyer, who could make the switch permanent when his contract with the Perpignan club expires at the end of next season. “I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club this year.

“I’ve settled in really easily and everybody has made me feel welcome, so I’m excited to be staying.

“I feel like I’ve improved a lot this year but I know I’ve still got more in me. We’ve got a good squad for next season and I’m looking forward to being part of that. Hopefully both me and the team can kick on and have a good season.”

Hull KR head coach Chris Chester said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Kev has decided to stay at Hull KR. He’s played 80 minutes each week for most of the year and he’s been one of our most consistent performers every time he has taken to the field.

“We’re grateful to Catalan for allowing him to stay and I’m sure there is even more to come from him in 2015.”