New Hull KR signing makes Sydney Roosters history but cops fresh suspension blow

Hull KR's incoming import Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is facing a ban in the NRL - after an incident on the day that he broke Sydney Roosters' club record for games played.

The prop was playing his 307th game for the Roosters but was sin-binned in the 17th minute of his milestone match - a 42-12 win over Dragons - for a high shot deemed a dangerous tackle on Max Feagai. He has subsequently received a three-match ban and is set for a spell on the sidelines.

Living up to the reputation he has had over the years for physicality - which has raised concerns among sections of the Robins' fan base - he gave the opposition a one-man advantage at Allianz Stadium. On the plus side, the Roosters veteran - a friend of Shaun Kenny-Dowall on Rovers' coaching staff - managed a decent workload and the stitches in his head reflected him being in the wars.

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The New Zealander had urged referee Ashley Klein not to punish him at the time. At the time of the incident, Waerea-Hargreaves could be heard saying "that's not ten Ashley".

The referee, though, explained that there was a "high level of force" so the incident was being put on report and he was heading for a sin-binning. The absence of Waerea-Hargreaves will be a blow to the Roosters as they try to cement a top-four spot in the NRL.

Waerea-Hargreaves will join the Robins as their headline signing for 2025. He will be joined at the club by Catalans Dragons winger Tom Davies and Bradford Bulls forward Eribe Doro.