Hull KR’s captain Shaun Lunt has been granted a twelve month testimonial by the Rugby Football League which will take place throughout 2019.
A career which started in 2005 with Castleford has now seen him make over 300 appearances at club level, including a Super League Grand Final victory during his time with Leeds – on loan – in 2012. Having played the majority of his top tier career with Huddersfield between 2009 and 2015, playing 270 times, the Cumbrian has also been a key player for Workington Town as well as now with Hull KR.
Having joined the Robins in 2015, the 31-year-old hooker has appeared 76 times so far for the club. Currently out injured, Lunt is expected to return to the fold in the near future as KR aim to reach the top eight in Super League. Having stuck with the club following their relegation to the Championship for the 2017 campaign, he was duly voted the club’s Player of the Season last year and has featured six times for the club in 2018, his season being hampered thus far by injury. Four of those appearances have been from the bench but, as Lunt revealed to Get ’em Onside in March this year, that hasn’t fazed him at all.
Various events will be organised by Lunt and Hull KR for 2019 in what is sure to be a year to remember for the player, his past clubs and fans alike.