He made his debut for Salford in 2003, following spells at Widnes, Tonneins (France) and Swinton, starting at scrum half before making a successful switch to full back.
In 2004, Karl represented Ireland in the European Nation’s Cup and has been a regular for them since starring in the 2008 World Cup in Australia for the Wolfhounds.
Karl had a successful 2008 season, slowly getting confidence and form back after an injury-ravaged 2007 campaign.
He will now be looking to further make his mark on Super League as the Reds return to the big time.
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