Talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super 8s Qualifiers

Is it must-win for London on Saturday night? Tipped by many to cause a few upsets in the Qualifiers, things haven’t quite gone to plan for London thus far. They have just one point from their first three games and need to start picking up wins quickly if they are to get in the mix for the Million Pound Game.…

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Featherstone and Hull KR fans to be segregated following recent crowd trouble

Featherstone Rovers have confirmed crowd segregation will be in place for their upcoming game with Hull Kingston Rovers following recent crowd trouble between the club’s supporters. An incident that took place when the Robins last visited in June is still under investigation by the RFL, which has prompted Featherstone officials to take action. Hull KR fans have been allocated over…

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Delight for Sheens as Robins take step closer to Super League

Hull Kingston Rovers head coach Tim Sheens admitted he could not wish for more after his side picked up a third straight win in the Qualifiers. The Robins fought off a late London fightback to beat the Broncos 35-30, and further strengthen their hopes of returning to Super League. They now need just two more victories to confirm their return…

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Hull KR’s promotion hopes given massive boost with Leigh win

Shaun Lunt scored a 76th minute try as Hull KR claimed a crucial 20-16 win at Leigh Centurions. Daniel Mortimer gave Leigh the lead but KR levelled 10 minutes before the break through Lunt. Josh Drinkwater slotted a penalty goal in the closing moments of the half to edge the Centurions in front. Another Drinkwater two-pointer extended Leigh’s lead after…

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Promotion with Hull KR would mean more than Grand Final win, says Shaun Lunt

Hull KR captain Shaun Lunt insists promotion back to Super League with the Robins would rank as the biggest achievement of his career: more so than winning a Grand Final. Lunt won at Old Trafford with Leeds back in 2012 but, as he prepares to lead KR into their Qualifiers opener this weekend against Halifax, the hooker says promotion would…

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EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Hull KR coach Tim Sheens on their promotion challenge

On the eve of their opening Qualifiers fixture against Halifax, our man Aaron Bower sat down with Hull Kingston Rovers coach Tim Sheens to discuss the season so far, his hopes and expectations for Hull KR and of course, the race for promotion to Super League.. TotalRL (TRL): Tim, first of all – for an ex-NRL and World Cup-winning coach,…

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Hudgell rubbishes accusations that Rovers ‘threw’ the game against Halifax

Hull Kingston Rovers chairman Neil Hudgell has penned a statement after they were accused of letting Halifax win their Championship clash on Sun day. Fans took to social media to claim the Robins had thrown the match against Halifax, who needed to win to make the Qualifiers at Toulouse’s expense. The Robins lost to the French side twice during the regular…

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Halifax seal 3rd place with memorable KR victory

Halifax sealed a place in the Qualifiers with a 28-6 victory over Championship table-toppers Hull KR. Halifax started strongly and went in front when Ben Johnston landed on a deflected Scott Murrell grubber but Kieron Moss levelled the game after the hosts failed to capitalise on their dominance. Three quickfire tries saw ‘Fax move into an 18-point lead at the…

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Power Rankings – w/c 19 June

1 London Broncos (+2) For the first time in over two months, we have new leaders in our Power Rankings! The honour goes to London Broncos – and how could it not? They’ve won nine games in a row and, over the weekend, they became the first team to win a league game in Toulouse since their admission back into the…

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