EXCLUSIVE: Hull Kingston Rovers land Jamie Ellis for 2017

Hull Kingston Rovers have signed Huddersfield half-back Jamie Ellis on a one-year loan, TotalRL understands. Ellis, formerly of Hull FC, was told recently that he could leave the Giants by head coach Rick Stone, which caught the attention of the new Hull Kingston Rovers chief Tim Sheens. Despite starting the 2016 season well, a shoulder injury picked up in March meant…

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Shaw commits to Hull Kingston Rovers

Hull KR’s squad ahead of their Championship return is now 18-men strong, after the club confirmed that Ryan Shaw has agreed to stay with the club. The versatile back played in the Championship before joining Rovers for the 2016 season, scoring almost 300 points in 2015 for Bradford. Shaw’s game time was limited in 2016 after a season-ending knee injury over Easter,…

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Hull Kingston Rovers intend to ‘significantly strengthen’ ahead of Super 8s

Hull Kingston Rovers chairman Neil Hudgell has confirmed that the club intends to strengthen their squad midway through the season. The club is still finalising its squad for their return to the Championship, after suffering relegation last season. As it stands, Nick Scruton, Danny Addy and Mitch Clark have been confirmed as new signings for next year as the club…

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Rovers fullback Sio joins Newcastle

Newcastle Knights have confirmed the signing of Hull Kingston Rovers fullback Ken Sio on a two-year deal. Sio, 26, has been the subject of a transfer scramble across both hemispheres after becoming available due to Hull KR’s relegation. He becomes the latest player to leave the club following their drop to the Championship, with Terry Campese, Adam Walker and Iain…

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Hudgell hits out at Walker and his agent after departure

Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell has hit out at prop Adam Walker’s departure from Hull KR: saying the Robins felt the 25-year-old “owed” the club a year’s service. Walker has notified KR he will be leaving the Lightstream Stadium, with a number of Super League clubs interested in the prop for 2017. But Hudgell believes that Walker has “headed for…

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Shaun Lunt to stay at Hull Kingston Rovers

Shaun Lunt will be a Hull Kingston Rovers player in 2017. The former England hooker has agreed to play for the Championship-bound club following talks with Jamie Peacock throughout the week. Lunt, who won the Grand Final with Leeds in 2012 and the League Leaders’ Shield with Huddersfield in 2013, joined the Robins on loan in 2015 before making the…

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Five Hull KR players that could be snapped up by Super League clubs

As Tim Sheens and the Hull Kingston Rovers hierarchy prepare for life in the Championship, their former Super League counterparts are circling the Lightstream Stadium like a wake of vultures. Despite going down, the Robins boast a number of Super League quality stars in their squad who will no doubt attract attention from those that remain in the top tier.…

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OPINION: Relegation doesn’t need to be this tough

Hull Kingston Rovers are all asking the same question – what next? Relegation to the Kingstone Press Championship leaves Rovers players facing the unknown, with all contracts now having to be renegotiated as the club prepares for life in the second tier. In the build-up to the Million Pound Game, the focus was predominantly on the ethical issues surrounding the…

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