Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Hull Kingston Rovers

Sandercock: Robins must be quicker off the mark

Craig Sandercock. ©HullKR

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock thinks his side need to get off to a quick start to stand any chance of defeating Salford Red Devils on Saturday. The Robins visit the AJ Bell stadium this weekend looking to avenge Sunday’s heartbreaking loss to Widnes Vikings, in which they let a comfortable lead slip in the final 10 minutes. Despite letting ... Read More »

Greg Eden can’t face Hull KR this weekend

Greg Eden edged Lee Gaskell to land the full-back shirt thanks to three well-taken tries

Hull KR boss Craig Sandercock has refused to allow Greg Eden to play against his parent club for loan side Salford on Saturday. The exciting but inconsistent full-back is on a month’s loan with the Red Devils and was hoping to use Saturday’s Super League clash to force his way back into Sandercock’s plans. However, that was a risk the ... Read More »

Robins prop picks up one-match ban


Hull KR prop Jonathan Walker has been given a one-match ban by the RFL for a dangerous tackle on Widnes’ Ben Kavanagh during their Super League clash last Sunday. He will miss this Saturday’s game against Salford Red Devils as a result. Wakefield’s Chris Riley and Hull FC star Jason Crookes were also under RFL scrutiny following a scrap in ... Read More »

Match report: Hull Kingston Rovers 29-34 Widnes Vikings


In a nutshell Widnes drew level on points with Wigan in the Super League table after a thrilling victory away at Hull Kingston Rovers. How it unfolded 11’ – Kevin Brown fires a gorgeous cut-out pass to Jack Owens, who strolls over in the corner. Tickle lands the goal from touch: 0-6 16’ – Michael Weyman – in a rich ... Read More »

Sandercock: We must step it up for Vikings

Craig Sandercock. ©HullKR

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock insists his side must be firing on all cylinders to stand a chance against Widnes Vikings on Sunday. The Robins have had an inconsistent season so far and are currently out of both the Challenge Cup and the Super League play-off spots. In contrast, the Vikings are in the quarter-finals of the Cup and will ... Read More »

Sandercock: Eden still has a future with Rovers

Greg Eden edged Lee Gaskell to land the full-back shirt thanks to three well-taken tries

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock insists full-back Greg Eden still has a future at the Robins, despite being sent to Salford on a month’s loan and reportedly dropping to third in the pecking order behind Ben Cockayne and Wayne Ulugia. Eden made 12 errors in his first five games of the season and was dropped in favour of winger Cockayne, ... Read More »

Poore will take some replacing, says front-row partner


Hull KR prop Michael Weyman has challenged his team-mates to step up and fill the boots of former State of Origin front-rower Justin Poore, who broke his knee cap last week and will miss the remainder of the season. Poore was helped off the field in the first quarter of the Robins’ loss to Catalan Dragons on Easter Monday after ... Read More »

Ulugia impresses at training, could make debut this week

Wayne Ulugia in action for the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL. ©Action

New Hull KR signing Wayne Ulugia could make his Super League debut this weekend after impressing coach Craig Sandercock at training. The 21-year-old former North Queensland Cowboys utility back joined the Robins on an 18-month deal earlier this month and, according to the Hull Daily Mail, pushed Greg Eden down to third-choice full-back after the 23-year-old made two costly errors ... Read More »

Hull KR star could miss rest of season due to injury

Justin Poore. ©RLPhotos

Hull Kingston Rovers have been dealt a huge blow coming out of the Easter period, as prop Justin Poore looks set to miss the remainder of the season with a broken knee cap. Poore – who only signed for the Robins at the beginning of this season – suffered the injury during Rovers’ 37-24 defeat to Catalan Dragons in the ... Read More »