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Coach leaves club after hefty fine

Hull KR have announced that under-16s coach Ben Cockayne has left the club by mutual consent.

The former Rovers three-quarter was fined £2,000 for repeated breaches of the RFL’s social media, safeguarding and Covid-19 policies.

During 2020 and 2021 Cockayne was said to have used Twitter to voice controversial views about the virus and related testing and vaccine arrangements – views that have since been considered incompatible with his responsibility for the development and welfare of young Rugby League players. 

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  1. Richard Palliser

    July 12, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Sacked for having an opinion, disgraceful. The only thing that could make that marginally acceptable, was if he was using Hull KR official social media………what a depressing state of affairs

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