Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Hull Kingston Rovers

Time to switch Magic Weekend, says Hull KR star

Action from the Hull derby at Magic Weekend 2013. ©RLPhotos

Hull Kingston Rovers forward Jason Netherton believes the time has come to switch the Magic Weekend from the Etihad Stadium after this season, claiming the game needs to be exposed in fresh areas in order for it to grow. The home of Manchester City will stage the extravaganza for the third straight year this weekend, but Netherton believes the event ... Read More »

Video highlights: Salford Red Devils 16-16 Hull Kingston Rovers

Mick-Weyman

How it unfolded The Red Devils looked sluggish early on, in contrast to the Robins, who were well led by Travis Burns, who registered an early 40/20 kick, while winger David Hodgson dropped the ball with the line at his mercy. But after surviving early pressure the Red Devils scored the first try through winger Francis Meli, with Jake Mullaney unable to ... Read More »

Rovers need to up defensive effort, claims Costigan

Neville-Costigan

Hull KR second-rower Neville Costigan has called on his team-mates to improve their defence for this weekend’s clash with Salford Red Devils. The Papua New Guinea international blamed poor one-on-one tackling for Sunday’s loss to Widnes Vikings, in which the Robins conceded two late tries to lose out. “If we want to beat Salford we’ll have to get rid of ... Read More »

Weyman: Sandercock is one of best coaches I’ve had

Michael-Weyman

Hull KR prop Michael Weyman has credited coach Craig Sandercock for enabling him to score four tries in his last four Robins appearances. The former State of Origin star scored twice against Warrington Wolves and picked up two more four-pointers against Hull FC and Widnes Vikings. “I was just in the right places at the right times to score those ... Read More »

Sandercock: Robins must be quicker off the mark

Craig Sandercock. ©HullKR

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock thinks his side need to get off to a quick start to stand any chance of defeating Salford Red Devils on Saturday. The Robins visit the AJ Bell stadium this weekend looking to avenge Sunday’s heartbreaking loss to Widnes Vikings, in which they let a comfortable lead slip in the final 10 minutes. Despite letting ... Read More »

Greg Eden can’t face Hull KR this weekend

Greg-Eden

Hull KR boss Craig Sandercock has refused to allow Greg Eden to play against his parent club for loan side Salford on Saturday. The exciting but inconsistent full-back is on a month’s loan with the Red Devils and was hoping to use Saturday’s Super League clash to force his way back into Sandercock’s plans. However, that was a risk the ... Read More »

Robins prop picks up one-match ban

Brother Jonathan, who was released by the Rovers

Hull KR prop Jonathan Walker has been given a one-match ban by the RFL for a dangerous tackle on Widnes’ Ben Kavanagh during their Super League clash last Sunday. He will miss this Saturday’s game against Salford Red Devils as a result. Wakefield’s Chris Riley and Hull FC star Jason Crookes were also under RFL scrutiny following a scrap in ... Read More »

Match report: Hull Kingston Rovers 29-34 Widnes Vikings

Hall-Rovers-Vikings

In a nutshell Widnes drew level on points with Wigan in the Super League table after a thrilling victory away at Hull Kingston Rovers. How it unfolded 11’ – Kevin Brown fires a gorgeous cut-out pass to Jack Owens, who strolls over in the corner. Tickle lands the goal from touch: 0-6 16’ – Michael Weyman – in a rich ... Read More »