Monday, December 22, 2014
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Hull Kingston Rovers

Greg Burke to join Hull KR on season loan

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Hull Kingston Rovers have secured the services of promising Wigan Warriors forward Greg Burke on a season long loan for the 2015 campaign. A ball playing lock, the former England Academy international is highly rated at the DW Stadium and will now look to take the next step in his career as the Robins’ eleventh new signing for Super League ... Read More »

Ryan Bailey “ready to be a leader”

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New Hull KR signing Ryan Bailey believes the responsibility that come with the move will ultimately make him a better player. Within a week of Rovers announcing the departures of forwards Justin Poore and Neville Costigan they had snapped up the former England international, who has been a one-club player since making his Leeds Rhinos debut in 2002. After enjoying ... Read More »

Chester won’t lose sleep over Costigan exit

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Hull Kingston Rovers coach Chris Chester says he is disappointed by the news Neville Costigan has resigned from his contract, but insists he will not lose sleep over it. The Papua New Guinea international decided to end his Super League career after returning home after the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. “I’m really disappointed with Neville’s decision,” Chester told the ... Read More »

Ryan Bailey signs for Hull KR

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Hull Kingston Rovers have snapped up Leeds Rhinos forward Ryan Bailey on a two-year contract as the club continues to bolster its squad for the 2015 season. A former England and Great Britain international, the prop is one of the most decorated players in Super League having won six Grand Finals, three World Club Challenge titles and one Challenge Cup ... Read More »

Hull KR to take inspiration from Castleford Tigers

Hull KR coach Chris Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers coach Chris Chester wants his side to emulate Castleford Tigers next season by combining hard work with free-flowing rugby. The Robins finished ninth in Super League this season – a feat that can’t be replicated in 2015 with relegation from the middle eight a genuine threat. “Castleford weren’t a team of stars last year, they were a ... Read More »

Radford proud of Hull KR star Hodgson’s path to England

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It’s perhaps unusual for a coach of Hull FC to declare his pride in one of Hull KR’s best players – but for FC boss Lee Radford, there is no hiding his delight as Josh Hodgson prepares to make his debut for England tomorrow. Radford – who is heavily involved with amateur club East Hull – coached Hodgson as a ... Read More »

Hull KR sign French hooker John Boudezba

Hull KR coach Chris Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers have signed French international hooker John Boudezba on a one-year contract from Lezignan. The 24-year-old is Robins boss Chris Chester’s ninth signing for 2015. “Moving to the Super League is a new challenge for me and I’m looking forward to coming over there,” he said. “An opportunity was offered to me at Rovers and after talking with ... Read More »

Reports: Hull KR to sign Warrington’s Richie Myler on loan

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Warrington Wolves half-back Richie Myler could join Hull Kingston Rovers on loan next season, according to the Hull Daily Mail. The 24-year-old was in and out of Tony Smith’s side in 2014 and ultimately fell down the Wolves’ pecking order behind Stefan Ratchford and Chris Bridge. That, along with the emergence of Gareth O’Brien, has put the former England international ... Read More »

Lezignan hooker heading to Hull KR?

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Hull KR are believed to have signed FC Lezignan hooker John Boudebza, after the French club released a statement indicating the player has agreed a deal at the KC Lightstream Stadium. There has been no confirmation from Hull KR themselves on the issue, but Lezignan are saying that the hooker as signed a two-year contract at the Super League outfit. ... Read More »

Reports: Justin Poore may have to call time on career

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Former State of Origin prop Justin Poore may be forced to call time on his impressive career aged just 29. The Hull KR stalwart fractured his knee cap in a match against Catalan Dragons on Easter Monday and was expected to return to action next April. However, the injury is proving difficult to overcome and, according to the Hull Daily ... Read More »

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