Wolves prove too strong for Robins

Warrington Wolves proved too strong today for Hull Kingston Rovers, scoring three late tries to secure a 40-20 victory over their Yorkshire rivals. In a game played effectively in four parts, Hull KR suffered an early blow when hooker Shaun Lunt was carried off the field with what looked like a knee injury after just two minutes. Four minutes later…

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KCOM Craven Park set for record crowd for first Hull derby of 2018

Hull Kingston Rovers have revealed they are increasingly confident of welcoming a record crowd to KCOM Craven Park on Friday for the return of the Hull derby. Rovers and FC lock horns competitively for the first time since 2016 on Friday lunchtime in East Hull, and the Robins have confirmed that ticket sales for that game have now gone through…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Leeds v Castleford (7:45pm, Elland Road – Sky Sports) Leeds are unchanged for Friday’s Grand Final rematch with Castleford at Elland Road. The Tigers, meanwhile, make one change to their squad – but it is a significant one, as prop Jesse Sene-Lefao has undergone MCL surgery which will rule him out for a number of weeks. Jy Hitchcox takes his…

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Cumbrian rugby is crying out for fresh investment, insists James Donaldson

James Donaldson believes Rugby League in his native Cumbria is ‘crying out’ for fresh investment and fresh ideas. The 26-year-old made his return to the Hull KR side from another serious knee injury last weekend, during the Robins’ 38-6 win over Huddersfield. And Donaldson, who hails from West Cumbria, says ideas like the one mooted by Marwan Koukash about a…

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Hull KR produce best performance of season to see off Huddersfield

Hull Kingston Rovers produced their best performance since returning to Super League to register their second victory of the season by seeing off an out-of-sorts Huddersfield side. The Robins, who had only beaten Catalans so far in 2018, were magnificent at the John Smith’s Stadium, with a superb first-half performance laying the platform for Tim Sheens’ side to get back…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Warrington v Wigan (7:45pm, Sky Sports) There are two huge boosts for Warrington ahead of Friday’s showdown with Wigan. Star half-back Tyrone Roberts is back in the mix and fully-fit, while fellow new recruit Sitaleki Akauola is also fit to be included – he is in line to make his debut for the Wolves. Wigan make a number of changes…

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Four half-backs Hull Kingston Rovers could target to boost their ranks

Hull Kingston Rovers’ winless start to the new season continued on Thursday night with a second successive defeat since their return to Super League, this time losing 20-11 to Leeds. Robins coach Tim Sheens was quick to point out there were improvements in his side’s performance, but they have scored only 17 points in their two games this season. Speculation…

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Watkins expecting mentor McGuire to bring his best to emotionally-charged Elland Road clash

Kallum Watkins will class mentor Danny McGuire as an enemy for the first time in his professional career tonight: but the Leeds Rhinos captain knows exactly what to expect from a man who he has celebrated many a success with over the last decade or so. McGuire returns to Leeds as an opposition player tonight for the first time since…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

St Helens v Castleford (7:45pm, Sky Sports) Saints coach Justin Holbrook has a fully-fit squad to choose from for their opener against Castleford. That means a tough decision between Jonny Lomax, Theo Fages, Matty Smith and Danny Richardson for the half-back slots. Young half-back Jake Trueman is included in Castleford’s squad. He is likely to be in a battle with…

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