England worldwide Mikey Lewis shall be staying at Sewell Group Craven Park till no less than the tip of the 2028 Betfred Tremendous League season after agreeing a five-year take care of Hull Kingston Rovers; Watch each sport of the 2024 Tremendous League season dwell on Sky Sports activities
Final Up to date: 16/11/23 9:10pm
Mikey Lewis shall be staying with Hull Kingston Rovers till no less than the tip of the 2028 Betfred Tremendous League season after signing a five-year deal.
The 22-year-old is without doubt one of the up-and-coming stars of the competitors, and performed a big function for the Robins as they reached this 12 months’s Betfred Problem Cup closing at Wembley and the Tremendous League play-off semi-finals after ending fourth through the common season.
Lewis was already beneath contract with Hull KR till the tip of the 2025 season after signing an improved four-year take care of the membership in November two years in the past, however has now chosen to signal a brand new contract which retains him at Sewell Group Craven Park for an extra three years past that.
“I am over the moon to signal the brand new deal,” Lewis informed hullkr.co.uk. “I am actually blissful the place I’m now and I am trying ahead to what the longer term holds.
“This 12 months has been large for me. As an entire staff we have come up to now over the previous couple of years to how we carried out final 12 months, attending to the Problem Cup closing, ending fourth and making the play-off semi-finals.
“It may be a troublesome pre-season. We have got new teaching employees and new gamers, they have to return in with the identical mindset as this 12 months’s group that set the usual.
“Hopefully they will convey what they have from different golf equipment and take us to that subsequent stage. We’ll be extra decided than ever to win one thing subsequent 12 months. That shall be one in every of our objectives subsequent 12 months and it is all about taking it one step additional now.”
Hull-born Lewis got here to the Robins through the Metropolis of Hull Academy and made his debut towards Wigan Warriors as an 18-year-old in 2019. Since then, he has gone on to make 71 appearances and rating 31 tries up to now, together with present process mortgage spells within the Betfred Championship with Newcastle Thunder and York Knights.
His spectacular performances in 2023, which included having to play at full-back occasionally as properly, noticed him rewarded with a call-up to the England efficiency squad and he performed within the first two matches of the autumn Check sequence towards Tonga, incomes the participant of the match accolade and scoring a attempt on his debut, a 22-18 win for Shaun Wane’s facet.
Hull KR head coach Willie Peters is delighted Lewis has chosen to commit his long-term future to the Robins and is impressed with how he has developed as a participant through the season.
“We need to hold our homegrown expertise on the membership and we need to hold them long run,” Peters stated. “We have definitely proved that by locking in Mikey for 5 years and Jez Litten long run too.
“Should you have a look at Mikey’s 12 months, he performed almost each sport this season. Essentially the most pleasing half for me is seeing the expansion in Mikey as an individual, in addition to a participant – I’ve seen quite a lot of development with him this 12 months.
“Then [he] was deservedly rewarded with getting within the England staff. It simply reveals the place he is at along with his rugby within the first two video games [against Tonga], particularly the primary sport towards Tonga – he was the primary distinction.
“There are just a few gamers which have the qualities that Mikey has. Now it is about combining that with working arduous, making sacrifices and he’ll be on monitor to turning into top-of-the-line gamers on this competitors.”
Lewis ‘a shining gentle in our sport’
Tremendous League Grand Last winner and Sky Sports activities rugby league knowledgeable Barrie McDermott on Mikey Lewis:
“It’s terrific Mikey Lewis has signed a brand new five-year take care of the membership which means a lot to him, and the place he means a lot to the followers.
“He is an actual shining gentle in our sport. For a very long time, we have been speaking about how we’d like a younger, brash, assured half-back to take video games by the scruff of its neck. He is definitely bought that in his locker and the way in which he carried out for England was simply rewards for a wonderful 12 months in Tremendous League.
“Hull KR and Mikey Lewis each get some consistency, they each get a while to plan, evolve and develop. Hull KR looks as if a membership which has all the main items in place and it could possibly solely be a matter of time earlier than they’re in these huge video games and actually difficult for honours.
“Willie Peters has bought a diamond of a participant, so all issues are getting in the precise route for the purple and white of Hull. I am a giant admirer of Mikey Lewis, a giant admirer of what he does in a sport and the way he dominates. Even when he would not dominate, his quantity is there and when he touches the ball you definitely learn about it.
“He is additionally a extremely thrilling participant. Whenever you’re trying to get folks to return and watch our sport and see what’s good about it, it’s worthwhile to be placing the spotlight package deal of Mikey Lewis ahead. When he runs with the ball he breaks tackles, he is bought good footwork, when he passes it is correct, and his kicking sport is getting higher and higher all the time.
“A younger, good, British half-back signed at his hometown membership is an excellent assertion for a membership on the rise.”
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