Willie Peters outlines his excitement on Mikey Lewis’ new five-year deal

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Willie Peters outlines his excitement on Mikey Lewis’ new five-year deal

Speaking to hullkr.co.uk, Head Coach, Willie Peters was delighted to see Mikey commit his long-term future for the club:

‘I’m extremely happy to see Mikey extend his time at Hull KR. With Mikey being a homegrown player who’s come through our system, it’s a credit to everyone involved at the club who’s helped Mikey get to where he is now.

‘It’s huge for the club and wouldn’t be possible without the fantastic support from our board. We want to keep our homegrown talent at the club and we want to keep them long term. We’ve certainly proved that by locking in Mikey for five years and Jez Litten long term too.

‘If you look at Mikey’s year, he played nearly every game this season. The most pleasing part for me is seeing the growth in Mikey as a person, as well as a player. I’ve seen a lot of growth with him this year.

‘There were times this year on the field when he was the only recognised spine member in the side and he carried the team on his shoulders.

‘I thought he did a great job of that. He took on some responsibilities that didn’t come natural to him at the start of the year, but definitely helped him to develop his game.

‘Then was deservedly rewarded with getting in the England team. It just shows where he’s at with his rugby in this first two games (against Tonga). Especially the first game against Tonga, he was the main difference.

There are only a few players that have the qualities that Mikey has. Now it’s about combining that with working hard, making sacrifices and he’ll be on track to becoming one of the best players in this competition.’

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