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Ellis eager to prove a point

28th January 2020, 15:11 by Tom Hill

Hull KR half-back Jamie Ellis admits he has to prove his worth in 2020 as he tries to help the club avoid relegation.

The 30-year-old has been around the block in Super League, playing for St Helens, Hull FC, Castleford Tigers and Huddersfield Giants.

He enjoyed a loan spell at the Robins in 2017, making 30 appearances and scoring nine tries.

Ellis is one of five half-backs in Tony Smith's squad, but he was only handed a one-year deal by the club. That means he is fighting for his future in 2020 and Ellis admits it is the only motivation he needs.

"In my head, I want a really big year," he told the Hull Daily Mail.

"I've never been as hungry as I am now. I'm 30 and have sort of been in and out of teams when I've played before. I really want to nail down a spot and show people what I can do.

"People do write me off, which gives me more motivation to prove them wrong. I want to have a good year, and I'm playing for a contract at the end of the day.

"Ultimately I've got a family, I've got kids and have got to put food on the table."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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