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‘I can’t turn it down’ – Ryan Hall is ready for Leeds Rhinos’ return

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Ryan Hall has explained his decision to leave Hull Kingston Rovers at the end of the 2024 season, with the winger returning to Leeds Rhinos.

Hall signed for Hull KR ahead of the 2021 Super League campaign and went on to score 52 tries in 83 games for the Robins, pushing the club towards silverware.

The move to East Hull came about after a challenging time in the NRL from Hall, which the England international referenced in his farewell statement on the club’s official website.

“I am very grateful that the club contacted me in 2020 and wanted my services,” said Hall. “My time in the NRL was plagued by injuries and age was not on my side, the club had every reason not to be interested in me.

“But Hull KR believed in me. I always had the desire to continue and when I joined the club I wanted to repay that on the pitch and show that I still had a lot in me.

“These three and a few years have been great. I have seen the club transform into a real top four team. “I would like to think I have left the place better than I found it and I am very proud of the progress we have made at Hull KR.”

Hull KR boss pays tribute to Ryan Hall

Rovers boss Willie Peters was full of praise for Hall after a successful spell at the club, believing the England winger can still end his time at the club successfully.

“Ryan (Hall) has been very supportive since I joined the club,” said Peters. “He has played an important role in our leadership group and also an important role in our performance on the field. His career speaks for itself with what he has done in the game.

“Hally helped make Hull KR the team and club we are today and leaves the club in a better position.

‘Ryan’s time at Hull KR is far from over. We still have a lot to achieve and there is still more to write about his chapter at the club. I know Ryan Hull wants to leave KR on a high. That is the professional that Hally is and always will be.”

Hall ready for Leeds Rhinos’ return

LeedsLive have reported that Hall will return to Leeds Rhinos after leaving Hull KR at the end of the season, signing an initial one-year contract, with a role at the club guaranteed once he retires.

In his statement on Hull KR’s website, Hall went some way to explaining the decision to return to the Rhinos, the club where he made his name, scoring 233 tries in 330 appearances between 2007 and 2018.

“As I approach the end of my career, I need to think about my next career steps and what is best for me and my family.

“The word transition is thrown around much later in your career and an opportunity has presented itself that I cannot refuse.

“I would like to thank Hull KR, the fans and everyone around the club for all their support. I still have quality rugby left in me and I’m looking forward to ending my time at Hull KR on a high.”

Despite the reported transfer, Hall’s return to Leeds has yet to be officially confirmed by the club, although an announcement is expected soon.