Sunday, September 21, 2014
Rugby League News

Hull Kingston Rovers

Rovers v Rhinos tickets selling like hot cakes


Hull Kingston Rovers have announced that their season-opener against Leeds Rhinos on Sunday February 16 has already sold more than their best attendance of 2013 (8,874 against cross-city rivals Hull FC). Indeed, thanks to a clever marketing plan and the buzz around the sport at the moment, the club are aiming to break their stadium record and potentially sell out. ... Read More »

Consistency is Rovers’ goal, says co-captain


Hull KR’s Josh Hodgson has spoken of his side’s desire to improve their consistency in the new season. The Robins had an up-and-down 2013 campaign, finishing 8th despite defeating 12 of the 13 other teams in the league. Co-captain Hodgson recognises his side are capable of taking down the big names but need to ensure they don’t drop points to ... Read More »

Rovers fans thankful for cash injection

Hull KR's home, Craven Park, has been renamed for the start of the new season. ©HullKR

You could have excused Hull Kingston Rovers fans of being against renaming their ground the ‘KC Lighstream stadium’. Indeed, the Craven Park moniker has been used since 1922, and it holds a lot of heritage and memories, even if they have only been in their current stadium since 1989. Not only that, the fact bitter rivals Hull FC play in ... Read More »

Special edition programme at today’s Hull derby

Gareth Ellis. ©RLPhotos

A special edition match-day supplement called The Derby will be on sale to supporters attending today’s clash between Hull FC and Hull KR. The one-off special issue takes a close look at one of the biggest rivalries in sport as well as offering all the latest news and interviews from the Black and Whites camp. It has 68 pages of ... Read More »

Two KC stadiums in Hull as Rovers announce new sponsor

Hull KR's home, Craven Park, has been renamed for the start of the new season. ©HullKR

Hull Kingston Rovers ground Craven Park has been renamed the KC Lightstream Stadium following a new sponsorship agreement. For at least the next five years, and starting at the Robins’ first home game against Leeds on February 16, the historic ground will carry the branding of KC’s new broadband internet service. Cross-city rivals Hull FC’s stadium is also sponsored by ... Read More »

Robins lose out on Papua New Guinea duo


As we correctly reported in this week’s League Express newspaper (page six), Hull Kingston Rovers have been forced to pull the plug on their two Papua New Guinean signings Enoch Maki and Francis Paniu. The duo, who both represented the Kumuls in the recent world cup, were set to join on one-year deals but failed to get clearance on their ... Read More »

Justin Poore relishing Hull ‘friendly’

Justin Poore. ©TonyFoster

Hull KR prop Justin Poore can’t wait to face cross-town foes Hull FC in the derby ‘friendly’ on Sunday. “Sandy (Craig Sandercock) has got us pretty focused on defence,” he said. “I’ve never been in a Rugby League game where it is easy but from speaking to my team mates I know how intense a derby game is.” The experienced ... Read More »

Supporters Trust make first investment in Robins

The Hull Kingston Rovers Supporters Trust have made their first investment in the Robins after purchasing 10,000 club shares. Formed last April, the Trust have spent the past few months establishing themselves and now boast over 200 members. During that time, they’ve also undertaken a fair amount of fundraising and it’s from those monies that the shares have been purchased ... Read More »

Jamie Langley sees future at Hull KR

Jamie Langley. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR’s Jamie Langley is enjoying himself so much at his new club that he already wants to extend his stay. The 30 year-old signed a 12-month deal with the Robins after his release by Bradford Bulls, where he had previously spent his entire career. But he has been so impressed by what he has seen that he is already ... Read More »

Justin Poore’s amazing journey


For prop forward Justin Poore, who has made the relatively short journey from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats to Hull Kingston Rovers this winter, the new season cannot come soon enough. “I’m very excited and really happy to be at Hull KR because Sandy [coach Craig Sandercock] has given me a fair bit of responsibility,” Poore told League Express. “The professionalism is ... Read More »