St Helens’ Konrad Hurrell confirms membership for 2023

Konrad Hurrell’s long run is now showed with a membership locked in for 2023.

After becoming a member of from Leeds Rhinos forward of the 2022 Super League season, Hurrell has develop into a fanatics’ favorite at St Helens – and he’s going to now be staying for 2023.

Hurrell joined the Saints on the finish of the 2021 season forward of this 12 months’s marketing campaign and has inspired up to now this season scoring 5 occasions and aiding six occasions in 15 appearances.

On extending his maintain Saints for an additional 12 months no less than, Hurrell stated: “I signed for Saints for 365 days ultimate season and it was once a case of seeing how I went from there. I didn’t have a really perfect 12 months in my opinion and I felt like I had to flip it round entering a Club with a really perfect atmosphere, nice avid gamers and body of workers to check out and get my recreation again to the place it had to be.

“Now I’ve were given any other alternative to stick right here somewhat longer and I couldn’t say ‘no’. My spouse and I are excited to be right here for any other 12 months. I’ve been playing it such a lot right here, I’m satisfied, enjoying smartly so it’s nice to get the chance to stick for any other 12 months subsequent season.

On the fanatics, Hurrell persevered: “I love playing in Super League because the fans get involved so much. I love connecting with the fans and they have been great with me. They come to watch us week in week and out pay our wages so I am more than happy to get involved with them!”

Previous to becoming a member of the Champions, Hurrell connected up with the Leeds Rhinos forward of the 2019 season from NRL aspect Gold Coast Titans and was once named within the Super League Dream Team in his first two seasons, scoring 23 occasions in 55 fits and being topped a Challenge Cup winner in 2020.

Before that he had performed seven seasons within the NRL having made his debut with the New Zealand Warriors in 2012. He moved to the Gold Coast in 2016 sooner than scoring for the World All Star group in a win over the Indigenous All Stars. He made a complete of 116 NRL appearances scoring 55 tries.

Hurrell has additionally received 11 caps for Tonga at the world level, enjoying within the ultimate two World Cups and can hope to function in boss Kristian Woolf’s aspect on the World Cup.

Head Coach Kristian Woolf stated: “Koni is a brilliant signing for us. He took a punt on becoming a member of us ultimate season on a 365 days deal to assist his profession, however we knew he can be a excellent signing for us as I do know him as each a participant and an individual.

“I knew we had the surroundings right here at Saints that will assist him carry out to his absolute best and what we’re seeing is Koni enjoying with a grin on his face, he’s playing his footy and is a huge affect on our team and he’s going to most effective recuperate.

“He is a very popular member of the group with his personality and character. He has earnt the respect of the group with how hard he has worked and he has put himself in a position to play the way he is playing because of that hard work and the discipline he has shown.”

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