Cornwall RLFC sign Nathan Cullen on loan from Hull Kingston Rovers

There’s a new face at Cornwall RLFC ahead of Sunday’s home game against the Keighley Cougars.

The Choughs have signed striker Nathan Cullen from Hull Kingston Rovers on a one-month loan.

The 19-year-old, a product of amateur club Cottingham Tigers, started his rugby career as an outside defender.

But after impressing in the Robins’ academy setup and signing a reserve team contract with the Super League outfit for 2022, he has emerged as a striker.

A towering figure at 6ft 3in, Cullen will add depth to Cornwall chief Neil Kelly’s options in the squad with Jack Ray still out with a broken hand and Anthony Mullally set to miss the trip to the West Wales Raiders later this month- ci by suspension: “Nathan is a player who, as he has developed, has moved from full-backs to midfielders.

“Due to injuries and suspensions we need some coverage in this area and although Jack Ray is on the right path to recovery, we still don’t know when he will be back.

“We’re going to be without Anthony for one game so I’m very grateful to Hull KR for agreeing to loan us Nathan.

“It will be a step up for him from reserve football to Ligue 1, but people I’ve spoken to also in the game say it’s a very good prospect. We can’t wait to see him in a shirt. of Cornwall.

Cullen’s loan move has passed the weekend’s transfer deadline, meaning he’s available for Sunday’s home game with the Keighley Cougars.

The Betfred League One tie kicks off at 3pm at the Memorial Ground as RLFC seek to secure their first league win of the season.

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