Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Hull KR: Chester wants better behaviour

Chris Chester

Hull KR coach Chris Chester says he will not tolerate ill-discipline from his players next season. The Robins boss doesn’t want a repeat of 2014, when off-field issues plagued his side and contributed heavily to a disappointing ninth-place finish. Jonny Walker and Wayne Ulugia were released due to off-field incidents while Adam Walker and Greg Eden were subject to disciplinary ... Read More »

Kris Keating released by Hull KR


Hull Kingston Rovers have reached an agreement with Kris Keating to release the half back from his contract with the club and allow him to return to Australia. The playmaker joined the Robins from Canterbury Bulldogs on a three-year contract at the start of the season but has struggled to settle in East Yorkshire for family reasons. Keating has now ... Read More »

“Embarrassed” Hudgell slams “dishonest” Hull KR stars

Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell. ©RLPhotos

Outspoken Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell has labelled his side’s 2014 campaign as “dismal” and has blamed the players for underperforming and lacking discipline. Although they finished ninth, the Robins rarely looked liked making the play-offs and endured some embarrassing off-field incidents, including the sacking of both Jonny Walker and Wayne Ulugia. Other low points included a 28-0 drubbing in ... Read More »

St Helens announce Burns signing


St Helens have announced the signed Travis Burns on a three-year contract from 2015 – as exclusively revealed in League Express on the 18th August. The Australian stand-off joins the club from Hull KR for a transfer fee of £60,000 and will link up with his teammates in the off-season, just as we told you almost five weeks ago. Saints ... Read More »

Hull KR set to lose Kris Keating?


There are reports in Hull that, after losing half-back Travis Burns to St Helens, fellow pivot Kris Keating could be on his way out of the club too. Keating has struggled during his first season at the Robins, and the Hull Daily Mail are reporting that Keating’s battle with homesickness is continuing. He has now gone back to Australia due ... Read More »

Reasons to be cheerful for those not in Super League’s play-offs


The play-offs is up and running courtesy of a thumping victory for Wigan Warriors on Thursday night – but that doesn’t mean the other four clubs who will be competing in Super League next year should be forgotten just yet. Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will all carry ambitions of making the top ... Read More »

Chris Chester “proud of intensity and commitment”

Chris Chester

Hull KR head coach Chris Chester talks to the media after his team’s 42-18 win over Wakefield in their final game of the 2014 Super League season. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World ... Read More »

Hull Kingston Rovers report attendance increase


Hull Kingston Rovers have bucked the Super League trend by reporting an average rise in attendance for their home matches in 2014. The Robins have welcomed over 106,000 supporters this season – an average of 7,572, up from 7,319 in 2013. Hull KR general manager Joe Clutterbrook said: “It is a great achievement for the club to increase attendances in ... Read More »

Adam Walker: Me and Jonny were bad for each other

Adam takes on the Giants defence

Hull KR forward Adam Walker insists he has put his off-field disciplinary matters “well and truly” behind him and wants to repay coach Chris Chester by concentrating solely on producing his best for the Robins. Since being dropped in July, when Rovers beat St Helens 40-10 in the same week twin brother Jonathan was released for a breach of club ... Read More »

Hull Kingston Rovers snare Poching as assistant

Chris Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers boss Chris Chester has strengthened his backroom staff for 2015 with the addition of vastly experienced Willie Poching as his new assistant coach. Chester was appointed as the club’s head coach on a full-time basis last week and has wasted no time in snapping up the services of the highly rated Poching to be his right-hand man. ... Read More »