Rovers due to return next week

Hull Kingston Rovers will return to training next Monday, July 13th.

The club’s players were informed last week of details surrounding their return to training plans, with the Robins giving their players three weeks of preparation before their opening game on August 2nd.

Rovers face a bottom-of-the-table clash on the competition’s return date, taking on the winless Toronto Wolfpack, although by then the RFL will probably have removed the threat of relegation from both clubs.

It means players will be coming back three weeks earlier than the club had initially planned.

The initial idea was for staff to return on August 1st, but their return to competition on the 2nd forced them to change their plans.

Harvey Livett will be in contention when the Robins return but he will not be with the club next season.

League Express understands a deal for the 23-year-old to join Salford has been finalised and he will join the Red Devils once his loan deal is up at Craven Park.

Tony Smith revealed last week that the Robins had opened negotiations to retain Livett beyond the end of the season, with his contract at Warrington expiring.

But they have missed out on his permanent signing, leaving a hole for Smith to fill in his squad next season.

Rovers have completed one signing in George King from Wakefield and more are expected to follow, with Smith desperate to add size to his pack next year.

A halfback could also be on the agenda, with Jamie Ellis and Ryan Brierley off-contract at the end of the season.