Hull Kingston Rovers confirm signing of Thibault Franck

As first revealed in League Express and TotalRL.com, Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed the signing of French half-back, Thibault Franck. The 18-year-old half-back joins the Robins with immediate effect, and has already begun training with his new team-mates at KCOM Craven Park. He still qualifies to play for the City of Hull Academy due to his age, but will train…

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Hull KR express disappointment over lack of Sunday fixtures in 2018

Hull Kingston Rovers chairman Neil Hudgell has revealed that the club have expressed their disappointment to the RFL over a lack of Sunday home fixtures in 2018. Rovers traditionally prefer to play their home games at 3pm on Sundays but, with TV picks and short turnarounds factored in, just two of their first 11 home games are on a Sunday…

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Six young Super League players who could become stars in 2018

2017 featured no shortage of breakout stars in Super League. The likes of Jack Walker, Liam Marshall and Danny Richardson established themselves as top-flight players in their own right – but who are the ones to watch out for next season? Here, we pick out half a dozen young players who, by the end of next season, could well be…

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Five Super League fixtures we already can’t wait to see in 2018

St Helens v Castleford (Friday February 2, Totally Wicked Stadium) The season actually begins 24 hours earlier when Leeds travel to Warrington – but it’s hard not to look at the first Friday game of the new season with a wandering glance. Should Castleford and St Helens repeat their performance from the Super League play-offs – which was one of…

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Leigh trio set to join Hull Kingston Rovers

Hull Kingston Rovers are closing in on the signings of Glenn Stewart, Atelea Vea and Samisoni Langi from Leigh Centurions. TotalRL understands the trio are all close to making the move to East Hull for the 2018 season after their contracts became void following Leigh’s relegation to Super League. The Robins are continuing to strengthen ahead of their return to…

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City of Hull Academy director urges clubs to look at their model

The man in charge of the City of Hull Academy has urged clubs who are struggling with their own Academy systems to consider following in their footsteps after a successful second season for the project. Met with much criticism in the city when it was announced the two Hull clubs would merge their junior setups, the City of Hull Academy…

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Late drama sees Dragons snatch victory at Rovers

Catalans Dragons kept their hopes of securing the final automatic Super League spot in the Qualifiers alive with a dramatic 20-19 win at Hull Kingston Rovers. Richie Myler crossed to put Catalans ahead with Luke Walsh slotting the conversion before hitting the post with a penalty goal attempt midway through the half. Walsh’s boot did make it 8-0 shortly after…

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Lunt insists promotion tops Grand Final glory as Hull KR prepare for Super League 2018

Hull Kingston Rovers captain Shaun Lunt believes the club are in a healthier position upon their return to Super League next year than they were 12 months ago – and insists promotion is a bigger achievement the Grand Final he won earlier in his career. Lunt was again crucial for the Robins on Saturday as they secured a return to…

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Hull KR promoted back to Super League after edging Widnes

Hull Kingston Rovers sealed an instant return to Super League with a 12-6 victory over Widnes Vikings. Jamie Ellis kicked KR into a narrow lead however Hep Cahill touched down for Widnes’ first score midway through the half. Thomas Minns collected a Mose Masoe offload to give the hosts a narrow half time lead with Ellis’ touchline conversion. The game…

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