Kelly’s Hull Kingston Rovers future in doubt

Hull Kingston Rovers’ head of rugby Jamie Peacock has admitted he doesn’t know if Albert Kelly will be at the club in 2017.

The halfback has been suspended after he returned late to the club following a trip to Australia. The 25-year-old was subsequently dropped for Rovers’ pivotal match with Leigh on Saturday, a game that they lost.

Kelly has played a crucial role for Hull KR since his arrival at the beginning of last season, however, his future has constantly been questioned amid talk of NRL interest.

“It’s all down to Albert. At the moment, it’s all up in the air,” Peacock told the Super League Show.

“It was a difficult decision to make because at times Albert has played very well for us this year and just the enormity of the game.

“But you show compassion and give someone time to go home, and they stay longer and hamper your preparation for potentially the biggest game of our year so far – you have to draw a line in the sand somewhere.

“It’s disappointing for me, but his actions end up letting the club, the players and the fans down because he wants to do something outside what we’re trying to do as a club.”