David Shillington: Hull KR coach Chris Chester says deal is unlikely

David Shillington
David Shillington made 13 appearances for Australia

Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington is unlikely to join Hull KR, according to coach Chris Chester.

The Robins are looking to replace Mick Weyman, who was forced to retire with a knee injury last week.

Shillington, 31, has been linked with a moveexternal-link to the Super League side.

"He's a player that's out of contract at the end of the year but I would think his wage demands would put him out of our league," Chester told BBC Radio Humberside.

"He's a name that has been put forward to us along with another 20 or 30.

"It would be fantastic. He's played State of Origin, he's a big, strong kid and he knows Terry Campese well but it's all just speculation."

The Robins are currently eighth in Super League with two wins from their first five matches.

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