Adam Quinlan is expected to join Hull KR on a 1-year-deal for 2017.
Quinlan, 24, looks set to have his second stint of playing rugby league in England as the former Dragon has been heavily linked to Hull KR, who were relegated from Super League and will play in the Championship League in 2017
Visa approval is understood to be delaying the signing but KR hope the Visa process is approved and the deal can be completed before the Christmas break.
Matty Marsh was expected to make the switch from the halves and was set to wear the number one shirt in 2017, but The 21-year-old play-maker will miss the vast majority of 2017 after tearing his ACL a wrestling session in KR’s Championship preparations.
Now Coach Sheens has nominated Quinlan as Marsh’s possible replacement for 2017 and hopes the deal can be brokered sooner rather then later.
Quinlan played just the one game in 2016 and was informed by the Dragons that his services were not required in 2017 and the club would not be offering him a contract, even with the recent injury to young halfback Drew Hutchison, who tore his ACL at training this week and may miss the entire 2017 season.
Quinlan, deal with Hull KR is almost complete, but that has not stopped St Helens who are trying to poach the talented utility for the 2017 season.
Quinlan played 12 games for the St Helens in 2015 season, scoring 6 tries and quickly become a fan favourite for the club.