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Hallett pens Rovers extension

Hull KR's promising centre prospect Macauley Hallett has signed a two-year contract at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

Hallett, who has impressed for the club's Under-19s this season, had been out of contract at the end of the season.

However, the former Norland and West Hull amateur is now tied to the Robins until the end of the 2016 season.

"I'm thrilled to sign a new two-year deal and it was an easy decision to make," he told the club's official website.

"It gives me a bit of security and lifts a bit of weight off my shoulders, but I can't afford to relax as I want to be pushing to make my debut as soon as possible.

"This is my first year training full-time with the first team and at the start of the season I set my sights on earning a new contract and on getting a taste of Super League.

Pushing hard

"I've ticked one off the list but I've got to keep pushing hard and try to achieve the other as soon as I can."

Rovers head coach Craig Sandercock has been pleased with Hallett's progress, stating he could well have a bright future at the Super League club.

"Macauley is one of our young academy players who has worked very hard to come through the system at the club," said the Australian tactician.

"He's come on leaps and bounds this season and is really benefitting from being in the first team environment, so we have high hopes for him.

"If he continues to work hard and improve, we're confident he has a very bright future ahead of him in the game and here at Hull Kingston Rovers."