Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Hull Kingston Rovers

Hull KR to take inspiration from Castleford Tigers

Chris Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers coach Chris Chester wants his side to emulate Castleford Tigers next season by combining hard work with free-flowing rugby. The Robins finished ninth in Super League this season – a feat that can’t be replicated in 2015 with relegation from the middle eight a genuine threat. “Castleford weren’t a team of stars last year, they were a ... Read More »

Radford proud of Hull KR star Hodgson’s path to England


It’s perhaps unusual for a coach of Hull FC to declare his pride in one of Hull KR’s best players – but for FC boss Lee Radford, there is no hiding his delight as Josh Hodgson prepares to make his debut for England tomorrow. Radford – who is heavily involved with amateur club East Hull – coached Hodgson as a ... Read More »

Hull KR sign French hooker John Boudezba

Chris Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers have signed French international hooker John Boudezba on a one-year contract from Lezignan. The 24-year-old is Robins boss Chris Chester’s ninth signing for 2015. “Moving to the Super League is a new challenge for me and I’m looking forward to coming over there,” he said. “An opportunity was offered to me at Rovers and after talking with ... Read More »

Reports: Hull KR to sign Warrington’s Richie Myler on loan

Gareth O'Brien (left) and Richie Myler (right)

Warrington Wolves half-back Richie Myler could join Hull Kingston Rovers on loan next season, according to the Hull Daily Mail. The 24-year-old was in and out of Tony Smith’s side in 2014 and ultimately fell down the Wolves’ pecking order behind Stefan Ratchford and Chris Bridge. That, along with the emergence of Gareth O’Brien, has put the former England international ... Read More »

Lezignan hooker heading to Hull KR?


Hull KR are believed to have signed FC Lezignan hooker John Boudebza, after the French club released a statement indicating the player has agreed a deal at the KC Lightstream Stadium. There has been no confirmation from Hull KR themselves on the issue, but Lezignan are saying that the hooker as signed a two-year contract at the Super League outfit. ... Read More »

Reports: Justin Poore may have to call time on career

Justin Poore. ©TonyFoster

Former State of Origin prop Justin Poore may be forced to call time on his impressive career aged just 29. The Hull KR stalwart fractured his knee cap in a match against Catalan Dragons on Easter Monday and was expected to return to action next April. However, the injury is proving difficult to overcome and, according to the Hull Daily ... Read More »

Hull KR looking for full package with new signings


Hull KR boss Chris Chester admits they will use the experience of Kris Keating’s departure from the club as a lesson for the future, as they look to bring in signings for 2015 that will be the full package, both on and off the field. Keating has returned home to Australia just one year into a three-year deal with the ... Read More »

Four Nations: Hodgson confident in England’s chances


England hooker Josh Hodgson is confident Steve McNamara’s men have what it takes to cause an upset at the Four Nations and come home with some silverware. The 24-year-old, who recently joined Canberra Raiders on a two-year deal from Hull KR, is one of two hookers in the squad and is therefore expected to get plenty of minutes under his ... Read More »

Terry Campese on Hull KR’s half-back hit list


Canberra Raiders’ Terry Campese could be set for a sensational move to Super League next year, after the club confirmed they are interested in the services of the 30-year-old to replace their pair of departed half-backs. Campese came close to a move to Hull FC earlier this year, who faces a season of uncertainty if he remains at Canberra in ... Read More »

David Hodgson to join Hull KR coaching staff


Experienced winger David Hodgson will join the coaching staff at Hull Kingston Rovers next season, after calling time on his 15-year playing career. The former Great Britain flyer scored 184 tries in 366 appearances for five Super League clubs but has decided to retire after suffering a neck injury in July. He will now link up with the backroom staff ... Read More »