Hull KR have been doing it incredibly tough in 2022 and now they will have to do it even tougher in their final game of the Super League season.
Head coach Danny McGuire confirmed that Rovers will be down to their final 16 players for the Hull FC derby this weekend.
Yesterday the club revealed the cancellation of the reserves’ derby this weekend, stating: “Hull KR can confirm this Friday’s Reserves’ Derby at Sewell Group Craven Park has been cancelled due to player welfare concerns.
“The Robins have been impacted by injuries greatly across the club and for this week we have 29 players unavailable through injury, ban or international representation.”
That crisis has unfortunately spilled over into the first-team with the likes of Jordan Abdull, Brad Takairangi and Shaun Kenny-Dowall all out injured whilst Korbin Sims and Jez Litten were banned over the weekend.
Litten’s appeal was unsuccessful at an Operational Tribunal last night.
The RFL revealed: “The charges and suspensions imposed on Brad Fash of Hull FC, and Jez Litten of Hull KR, by Tuesday’s meeting of the Match Review Panel were both upheld by the Operational Rules Tribunal this evening.
“Fash had been charged with Grade B Dangerous Contact in the Betfred Super League fixture at Salford on August 25, and his challenge against the grading was rejected – although it was not found frivolous. He is therefore suspended for two matches and fined £500.
“Litten had been charged with a Grade C Dangerous Lift in the Betfred Super League fixture at Wakefield, also on August 25. His challenge against the grading was also rejected, but not found frivolous. He has also been suspended for two matches and fined £500.”