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HULL KR: Green's keen to 'excite' fans when he joins forces with Dobson

Blake Green

Hull KR-bound Blake Green.

BLAKE Green hopes his partnership with Michael Dobson can allow Hull KR to play an "exciting" brand of rugby next season.

Green will be officially unveiled as a Rovers player once his visa has been granted, signing a two-year deal at Craven Park.

But in his first interview since being revealed as Rovers' number one target, the 23-year-old says joining up with former schoolboy team-mate Dobson was the main reason why he signed.

"I have spoken a lot with Michael," Green told the Mail in an exclusive interview.

"He can't speak highly enough of the club, the coaching staff and the players.

"I will love reforming my partnership with Michael because I think we play well together.

"Michael being at Rovers is definitely the reason why I chose to go there.

"I have seen how well he has settled into the Hull KR team and I believe I can do the same.

"Having Michael alongside me would make it an easy transition and I'm expecting us to play some exciting football.

"I hope the fans will see energetic, enthusiastic and exciting rugby during my time at the club. I also hope we can work on a few special plays together."

Former Canberra youth product Dobson and Green were the influential half-back pairing for Australia Schoolboys when they beat their British counterparts 2-1 in a Test series back in 2004.

Rovers have been in need of a natural stand-off ever since Paul Cooke's departure to Wakefield earlier this season.

Scott Murrell has filled in admirably, but his long-term future lies at either loose forward or hooker.

By bringing Green over to England to renew his partnership with Dobson, Rovers coach Justin Morgan hopes the duo can be the creative fulcrum of his team for years to come.

Despite being one of the youngest combinations in Super League, Green is confident he and Dobson can take the competition by storm.

"I'm confident I can step up in the stand-off role," explained Green, who admits he'll be keen to extend his Robins stay if things go well.

"Execution is an area we will have to work hard on but that should be okay because we get on really well.

"I think our young age is an exciting thing.

"Justin has plenty of experience as coach and I think the pair of us will bring a lot of energy to the team.

"What we lack in experience we will more than make up for in enthusiasm.

"Being the club's number one target gives me confidence. It's nice to know the club think of me that way."

Dobson has directed KR brilliantly in his three years at Craven Park, but Green hopes his arrival can help take some of the pressure off.

"I have a strong kicking game, the same as Michael does," added the Canterbury play-maker.

"Michael has earned the respect of his team-mates to be able to direct the team around the park.

"I'd like to think I can act as a foil and take a few defenders away from him.

"I hope we can get a good combination going and prove to be another attacking option for the team."

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