Hull KR Duo Loaned to Whitehaven RLFC: AJ Wallace and Lennie Ellis

Rugby League Prospects Join Whitehaven RLFC on Loan

On Tuesday, Hull KR announced that Ajahni (AJ) Wallace and Lennie Ellis will join Whitehaven RLFC on a two-week loan deal, effective immediately. In a brief club statement, KR shared that both players will be available for Whitehaven’s away match against Featherstone this Sunday.

Ellis and Wallace have been consistent contributors to the Robins’ Reserve side, helping the team secure five wins from their six games in the 2024 Reserve season. The club expressed their best wishes for the duo’s short-term loan spell with Whitehaven.

Lennie Ellis Gains First-Team Experience

Lennie Ellis, who turned 19 just a few days ago, had moved from half-back to hooker last season, impressing in his new role. He made his first-team debut for Hull KR against Wigan Warriors in 2023, when a depleted side suffered a 64-6 defeat, which remains his only senior appearance to date.

Ajahni Wallace’s Rising Career

Ajahni Wallace, a former Leeds Rhinos and Bradford Bulls player, joined Hull KR ahead of the current campaign. The 21-year-old burst onto the scene in 2022 with the Bulls in the RFL Championship, scoring on his debut in a 46-16 victory over Dewsbury Rams and making 19 appearances in his rookie season.

“This performance earned Wallace a spot in Jamaica’s World Cup squad for the delayed 2021 edition, where he started against Ireland, New Zealand and Lebanon, although the team failed to win a game.”

Wallace remained a key figure for the Bulls in 2023, making 24 appearances as the side reached the semi-finals of the Championship, where they were eliminated by Toulouse Olympique. He has also played two games on loan for Featherstone Rovers this season, including a narrow 18-16 defeat against his former club, Bradford Bulls, at the Olympic Legacy Park Stadium.

Now, alongside Ellis, he will look to help Whitehaven in their away match against Featherstone on Sunday, before the team hosts Toulouse Olympique next week.

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