Campese considering retirement

Hull Kingston Rovers halfback Terry Campese has admitted he might call time on his career. Campese, who has endured an injury-ravaged spell at Rovers since arriving at the start of 2015, confirmed that he would consider his options after experiencing the ‘lowest point’ in his career as Rovers were relegated following the Million Pound Game. “It’s definitely the lowest point…

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Hull Kingston Rovers reject Jamie Peacock’s offer to resign

Jamie Peacock offered to resign as Hull Kingston Rovers’ head of rugby, but it was rejected by the club’s chairman Neil Hudgell. The 38-year-old came out of retirement to help Rovers secure Super League safety, however the Robins were relegated after a dramatic 19-18 defeat to Salford in the Million Pound Game. Peacock took up his role at Rovers after…

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Campese insists Million Pound Game is biggest of his career

He has played Test rugby, in the NRL for a decade and even played in State of Origin: but Terry Campese is in no doubt about where Saturday’s Million Pound Game ranks in terms of his own career. “After the siren goes, it’s probably bigger than any other game I’ve ever played,” he admits. “If you lose, you’ve still got…

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Flashback: Ben Cockayne’s MPG comments are nothing new..

The spotlight has fallen firmly on Ben Cockayne this week in the build-up to the Million Pound Game, with his comments that the structure is a “disgrace”. “I think the concept is a disgrace, to be honest,” he said. “On Sunday morning there will be a group of people without a job, that’s the top and bottom of it –…

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Watson objects to “glamming up” of Million Pound Game

It’s fair to say the Million Pound Game has come in for some criticism this week. Most of the headlines have focussed on the Hull KR camp, namely Ben Cockayne’s explosive comments about how the concept is a “disgrace”. But Salford have also made their feelings felt about the one-off game – including their coach, Ian Watson. Watson, the man…

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Webster insists failure has not been discussed at Hull KR

The prospect of failure in this weekend’s Million Pound Game will be unthinkable for fans of Salford and Hull Kingston Rovers: and that’s exactly why both coaches have admitted in the build-up to it that they have not considered the worst-case scenario. Rovers know that Tim Sheens will come on board whether they are in Super League or the Championship…

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Ben Cockayne calls Million Pound Game a “disgrace”

Hull KR fullback has called the Million Pound Game concept a “disgrace” – and has questioned whether a game of this significance aligns with the RFL’s policy on player welfare and mental health. Cockayne will be in the Rovers side who face Salford on Saturday knowing only victory will guarantee them a spot in Super League for 2017 in the…

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Symonds hoping to avoid the alien prospect of relegation

Coming from the NRL, it’s only understandable that Tom Symonds wasn’t too clued up on the race for promotion and relegation. After all, it took most people in the UK a good while to get their head around the Super 8s. The Huddersfield forward has his head well and truly around the situation now, though. “It’s rather stressful, isn’t it,”…

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