Grading every Championship club’s first half of the regular season

Hull Kingston Rovers (1st): A Heading into the season, the Robins couldn’t really win. Everyone expected them to take the Championship by storm, so their current position at the top of the league is no real surprise to anybody. But their efforts so far this season should not be underestimated. The Robins haven’t had it easy in games with London,…

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Robins shock Centurions at Leigh Sports Village

Hull Kingston Rovers will progress to the sixth round of the Ladbroke’s Challenge Cup after defeating Super League club Leigh Centurions 10-23 at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday afternoon. The Robins took an early lead with two tries in the first ten minutes of the game from Ryan Shaw and George Lawler, with Jamie Ellis converting the first. The Centurions…

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REPORT: Toulouse end Rovers’ run

By Michael Hale  Toulouse Olympique 14-6 Hull KR TOULOUSE OLYMPIQUE ended table-toppers Hull Kingstone Rovers’ unbeaten start to the Championship. Kuni Minga went over for the opening try after just four minutes before Mark Kheirallah’s conversion and a penalty goal gave the hosts an 8-0 half time lead. Andrew Heffernan cut the deficit after the break with Zach Cockar-Clay’s conversion…

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Finn admits to mixed emotions after close friend Ellis ties his record

Wakefield Trinity half-back Liam Finn has admitted to mixed emotions after close friend and fellow goal-kicker Jamie Ellis moved level in the world record stakes over the weekend. Finn has held the record of 41 consecutive goal kicks without a miss since his days at Featherstone, but Ellis had been threatening to break that in recent weeks. However, Ellis missed…

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Hornets ready to welcome Hull KR

Promoted Rochdale Hornets have started life in the Kingstone Press Championship with two impressive wins over Dewsbury Rams and Bradford Bulls and currently sit at the top of table. Coach Alan Kilshaw said: “I expected us to start the season well and nothing surprises me about our group of players, they’re young, hungry and have no fear. It’s two games…

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Hornets face crucial test on Sunday

While Wigan Warriors will face Cronulla Sharks in the World Club Challenge on Sunday, a few miles to the east Rochdale Hornets will face their own mighty challenge, when they welcome Hull Kingston Rovers a Kingstone Press Championship top of the table clash between two unbeaten sides, after they picked up their second win from as many games over Bradford…

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Dixon excited for Rovers reunion with London

Keiran Dixon takes on his former club on Sunday, but he insists that there are no hard feelings between himself and Hull Kingston Rovers. Dixon will line up against the Robins for London at the weekend in a game that will see the Championship’s two heavily-tipped sides square off. The London-born winger spent two years in East Hull, scoring 21…

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Hull Kingston Rovers and Catalans come to Thornley agreement

Catalans Dragons have reached a settlement with Hull Kingston Rovers to complete the signing of Iain Thornley. The French club had signed Thornley on a two-year deal from the Robins following their relegation to the Championship. However, League Express reported on Monday that Thornley’s agent, Frank Endacott, had failed to serve the correct notice to Hull KR, and as a…

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Parliament pays tribute to Colin Hutton

Members of Parliament have paid their respects to Rugby League legend Colin Hutton, who sadly passed away recently. A motion has been tabled in the House of Commons, recognising the huge contribution that Hutton made to Rugby League in the city of Hull as well as nationally. Hutton played professionally for Widnes and Hull FC, scoring the winning conversion for Hull…

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Hull Kingston Rovers sign Kavanagh

Hull Kingston Rovers have secured the signing of Scotland international Ben Kavanagh on a two-year deal. As first revealed by TotalRL earlier this week, the 28-year-old has become the 11th former Bradford player to join another club by joining the Robins ahead of their return to the Championship. Kavanagh had attracted interest from other Championship clubs in Swinton and Halifax…

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