Friday, October 31, 2014
Rugby League News

Hull Kingston Rovers

St Helens to move for Travis Burns?

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St Helens are believed to be launching an ambitious bid to bring Hull Kingston Rovers stand-off Travis Burns to Langtree Park – as they continue to reel from the impact of Luke Walsh’s long-term injury. Burns – who is still under contract with the Robins – is believed to be attracting the interest of the Saints with the business end ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull KR v Wigan Warriors

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After a break for the Challenge Cup semi-finals, Super League action returns tonight, as Hull KR look to keep their slender top eight hopes alive against title-chasing Wigan Warriors. With just four rounds of the season to go, Chris Chester’s men sit three points behind the coveted eighth-spot, currently occupied by Widnes Vikings. And the Rovers – who today announced ... Read More »

Hull KR snap up James Donaldson

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Hull Kingston Rovers have continued to strengthen their squad for next season with the addition of Bradford Bulls forward James Donaldson. The 22-year-old will link up with the Robins on a two-year contract from November and becomes the club’s fourth new signing for 2015. A former England Schoolboys international, the back rower has racked up close to 70 Super League ... Read More »

Kris Welham “low on confidence”, won’t face Wigan

OUT OF FORM: Kris Welham. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR coach Chris Chester says centre Kris Welham has lost confidence in his own ability and will play on dual registration duty with Gateshead Thunder until he rediscovers some form. The 27-year-old has scored more Super League tries for the Rovers than anyone else, but has been out of sorts in 2014. On Sunday, he played 80 minutes for ... Read More »

Rovers swoop for Italy international Mantellato

Chris Chester

Italy international Josh Mantellato has become Hull Kingston Rovers’ third new signing for 2015, after agreeing a three-year deal with Chris Chester’s men. The Newcastle Knights winger or full-back, who has been a key figure in the New South Wales Cup, is keen to test himself in Super League. This article originally appeared in this week’s edition of League Express ... Read More »

Danny Brough has Travis Burns in his sights

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Two-time Albert Goldthorpe medal winner Danny Brough has moved within two points of leader Travis Burns in the 2014 standings thanks to a commanding display against Wakefield on Sunday. The Huddersfield Giants half-back was awarded two points for his display, while Burns, who has led for much of the season, failed to register a point in Hull KR’s defeat to ... Read More »

Josh Hodgson to join Canberra for “substantial fee”

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Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed that co-captain Josh Hodgson will join NRL side Canberra Raiders at the end of the current Super League season. The Robins have agreed a substantial transfer fee with the Raiders for the services of the influential hooker, who has penned a two-year contract with Canberra from 2015. Hodgson joined Rovers from rivals Hull FC in ... Read More »

Larroyer set to stay at Hull KR

Kevin Larroyer in his Catalan Dragons days. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR boss Chris Chester has said the club are hopeful of securing a permanent deal for second-rower Kevin Larroyer, with a deal potentially announced in the coming days. Larroyer has impressed during his season-long loan at the Robins in 2014, scoring seven tries and being consistently regarded as one of Hull KR’s form players. And the Robins boss admits ... Read More »

Hull Kingston Rovers sign Ken Sio

Chris Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers have made their second new signing for the 2015 campaign with the capture of Ken Sio from the Parramatta Eels on a three-year contract from next season. Standing over 6ft tall and weighing in at 95kg, the 23-year-old winger will add both power and pace to the Rovers backline having racked up 35 tries in 55 appearances ... Read More »

Hull KR tie down promising academy products

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Hull Kingston Rovers have awarded two-year contract extensions to young back row forwards Aaron Ollett and Steven Holker. Ollett has made 10 appearances for the Robins since his debut midway through last season whilst 18-year-old Holker is yet to feature for the first team. The duo join fellow academy graduates Macauley Hallett, James Green and Jordan Cox in pledging their ... Read More »