Hull Kingston Rovers sign Aussie hooker Lincoln Withers

Lincoln Withers
Lincoln Withers becomes Rovers' sixth signing for the 2012 season

Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed the signing of former Crusaders hooker Lincoln Withers on a two-year deal.

The 30-year-old Australian made 154 appearances in the NRL before joining Crusaders ahead of their debut Super League season in 2009.

New Rovers head coach Craig Sandercock said: "I believe Lincoln still has plenty of great rugby ahead of him.

"His leadership and ability to make correct decisions under pressure are excellent traits he will bring."

Withers is Rovers' latest close season signing, following former Crusaders team-mate Ryan O'Hara, ex-Huddersfield duo Graeme Horne and David Hodgson, Misi Taulapapa (Sheffield Eagles) and George Griffin (Queanbeyan) into Craven Park.