Ryan O'Hara happy for Hull KR lifeline after Crusaders crash

Ryan O'Hara
O'Hara was Crusaders' captain

Australian prop Ryan O'Hara has expressed his relief at joining Hull KR following the collapse of the Crusaders at the end of last season.

The 31-year-old, who agreed to join KR in August, told BBC Radio Humberside: "I was struggling to find a team.

"The RFL stepped in and said the Aussie blokes can count as non-quota and I know a few of the guys here so I thought it'd be a good fit to come."

Lincoln Withers has also moved to the East Yorkshire club from Wales.

The Crusaders resigned their Super League place and left all of the players without anywhere to play with only a few months' notice.

The Rugby Football League waived the quota restriction for the Wrexham side's overseas contingent.

Former Wests Tigers and Canberra Raiders forward O'Hara said: "A lot of players were left in the lurch and some guys had three-year contracts and they just disappeared.

"I think it was good of the RFL to do that and I think most of the guys ended up with a contract and a club.

"I've been around a while now so I know what's expected of me. I'm no superstar. I'm just a front row plugger so I've just got to go out there and do my job and lay a platform for the rest of the team."

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