WARRINGTON Wolves utility player Harvey Livett will join fellow Betfred Super League side Hull KR on a season-long loan deal for 2020.
Livett, 22, who will be re-united with Tony Smith, the coach who gave him his super league debut, will be part of the Robins’ squad for 2020 with an option for him to return to Warrington in 2021 as part of his current contract with the club.
He made his first-team debut for his home-town club back in February 2017, having graduated from the club’s scholarship and academy programme. He has since gone on to make 46 appearances, including 10 in 2019.
Livett says he is relishing the challenge of making a back-row spot his own.
He impressed during a short spell at Craven Park before he was recalled by Warrington on the eve of KR’s game against Huddersfield Giants in July.
Livett plans to find a house in Hull as he throws himself into life as a KR player and he is excited about linking back up with Tony Smith, the coach who gave him his Super League debut in 2017.
“I know what Tony is all about,” Livett told hullkr.co.uk “He signed me as a youngster at Warrington and gave me the opportunity here too – I know what he expects of me already.
“I want to nail down a back-row spot, ideally, but I will play wherever Tony wants me to.
“There have been some big signings announced by the club that I am excited to play alongside. It will be a real challenge to get into the team week in, week out which I am relishing.”
Former Wolves Head Coach Smith agreed a three year-deal at Hull KR in August after rediscovering his appetite for the game.
He believes the club has a great set up with lots of potential.