Hull KR sign forwards Ryan O'Hara and Graeme Horne

Ryan O'Hara
O'Hara joins Hull KR as a non-quota player

Hull KR have announced the signings of Crusaders forward Ryan O'Hara and Huddersfield Giants player Graeme Horne.

Australian O'Hara, 30, and 26-year-old Horne have both signed two-year contracts with the Robins.

O'Hara will not count towards the Robins' overseas quota after the collapse of Crusaders due to a new Rugby Football League directive.

He said: "I had a few offers but coming to Hull KR was a good fit for me."

The former New South Wales man added: "It has been a bit of a rollercoaster for a few weeks and at one point it looked like I'd be going home for good."

Graeme Horne
Horne spent seven years at Robins rival's Hull FC between 2002-2009

Horne's move sees him return to the city where he first emerged in the game with rivals Hull FC.

Despite being a Challenge Cup winner in 2005 and a Grand Finalist in 2006, Horne was never fully able to cement a spot alongside his brother Richard at Hull, but has flourished since moving to Huddersfield two years ago.

Now accomplished anywhere in the pack or at centre, he said: "I think I've matured as a player and as a person at Huddersfield.

"I'm glad to be coming back to the city and I'm really excited about next year. I want to be a very good player for the team."

The pair follow Huddersfield winger David Hodgson in agreeing deals with KR for next season and beyond.