David Shillington to set to sign with English Rugby Legaue club Hull KR for the 2017 season.
It is understood the head coach of Hull KR Tim Sheens is on the hunt for a experienced prop for the 2017 campaign and he may have found his man in David Shillington.
The Former Raider revealed that he “had his bags packed” to join Hull KR midway through the 2015 season.
Shillington had virtually agreed to terms with Hull KR, having been sidelined with a broken thumb early in the season.
But decided to stay with Canberra for the remainder of the season and fellow Raiders prop Dane Tilse headed to the north of England instead, while Shillington eventually signing a two-year deal with Gold Coast Titans.
But Hull KR were dealt a blow after Dane Tilse announced his shock retirement from rugby league. Tilse, 31, had committed to the Robins for 2017 in the Championship league but decided, that with his young daughter back home in Australia, calling time on his career is for the best.
NRL club Gold Titans have recruited some big names over the past 6 months and the are starting to feel the salary cap squeeze and it is believed that coach Neil Henry has informed Shillington that he can not guarantee him a spot in his best 17 for the up coming season and told him he is free to explore his options at rival clubs.
Shillington, 33, was heavily linked to a move to Wakefield Trinity before the christmas break, but he opted against a move to the United Kingdom, and was keen to remain in Australia.
But a phone call from former Australian Coach Tim Sheens may have convinced the veteran prop to make the move to England to help get the Rover back into Super League for 2017.
It is understood the deal that has been offered is a 1-year deal, with a 2nd year possible if Hull KR make it back into the Super League in 2018.