Thursday, October 23, 2014
Rugby League News

Hull Kingston Rovers

Sandercock: We must step it up for Vikings

Craig Sandercock. ©HullKR

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock insists his side must be firing on all cylinders to stand a chance against Widnes Vikings on Sunday. The Robins have had an inconsistent season so far and are currently out of both the Challenge Cup and the Super League play-off spots. In contrast, the Vikings are in the quarter-finals of the Cup and will ... Read More »

Sandercock: Eden still has a future with Rovers


Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock insists full-back Greg Eden still has a future at the Robins, despite being sent to Salford on a month’s loan and reportedly dropping to third in the pecking order behind Ben Cockayne and Wayne Ulugia. Eden made 12 errors in his first five games of the season and was dropped in favour of winger Cockayne, ... Read More »

Poore will take some replacing, says front-row partner


Hull KR prop Michael Weyman has challenged his team-mates to step up and fill the boots of former State of Origin front-rower Justin Poore, who broke his knee cap last week and will miss the remainder of the season. Poore was helped off the field in the first quarter of the Robins’ loss to Catalan Dragons on Easter Monday after ... Read More »

Ulugia impresses at training, could make debut this week

Wayne Ulugia in action for the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL. ©Action

New Hull KR signing Wayne Ulugia could make his Super League debut this weekend after impressing coach Craig Sandercock at training. The 21-year-old former North Queensland Cowboys utility back joined the Robins on an 18-month deal earlier this month and, according to the Hull Daily Mail, pushed Greg Eden down to third-choice full-back after the 23-year-old made two costly errors ... Read More »

Hull KR star could miss rest of season due to injury

Justin Poore. ©RLPhotos

Hull Kingston Rovers have been dealt a huge blow coming out of the Easter period, as prop Justin Poore looks set to miss the remainder of the season with a broken knee cap. Poore – who only signed for the Robins at the beginning of this season – suffered the injury during Rovers’ 37-24 defeat to Catalan Dragons in the ... Read More »

Match report: Catalan Dragons 37-24 Hull KR


In a nutshell Catalan Dragons won their third match in a row thanks to a convincing display against Hull Kingston Rovers, who were noticeably lacking in energy following last week’s Hull derby. How it unfolded The match is best summed up in the words of Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock: “They were too good for us today, they seemed to ... Read More »

Craig Sandercock hails best win as coach with derby victory


Hull Kingston Rovers coach Craig Sandercock admits their thrilling 21-20 derby win over neighbours Hull FC was his best win as a coach, and praised his side for their performance. The Robins were in control of the game at several points during the match, but it was only a late Craig Hall drop-goal that proved to be the difference, as ... Read More »

Match Report: Hull KR 21 Hull FC 20


In a nutshell Hull Kingston Rovers waited until the final minute of the game for Craig Hall to land a field-goal to finally kill off a strong challenge from Hull FC. How it unfolded In a game that saw several tries controversially disallowed, the Black and Whites took the lead after 12 minutes, when Jordan Rankin crossed for a try ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull Kingston Rovers v Hull FC

(C) RLPhotos.

The first Hull derby of 2014 takes place tonight, with local bragging rights at stake once again as Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC lock horns at the KC Lightstream Stadium. With the clash televised in front of millions of viewers, it is sure to be a fantastic clash as the two bitterest of rivals do battle for a precious ... Read More »

Graeme Horne not contemplating derby defeat with Hull KR

Graeme Horne. @TonyFoster

Hull KR man Graeme Horne admits he is not even considering the prospect of losing tonight’s televised derby against Hull FC, insisting the players are desperate to give the fans something to brag about. The Robins have lost the last two derby fixtures against their bitter rivals – including that controversial loss at the Magic Weekend last year, when Chris ... Read More »