Craig Hall reveals what led to Hull KR return and opens up on Featherstone switch

Craig Hall has had a brilliant 17-year-career and as such he’s been rewarded with a testimonial year, which will kick off with his official testimonial match against former club Hull KR on Friday 20th January.

The veteran winger has swapped Humberside for Featherstone ahead of the 2023 season joining the favourites for Championship promotion but he still holds a dear spot in his heart for his old Rovers side.

Speaking in an interview shared via the Featherstone Twitter and to their RoversTV, Hall spoke about his career and in particular his time in red and white for KR.

Recalling how he’d spent a full season travelling down the M62 to represent Leigh and was seeking a move elsewhere the winger states he rejected Widnes in favour of a move closer to home, which is where KR came into the equation.

“Hull KR at that time had plenty of injuries in the backs and I ended up speaking to my agent, to Tim Sheens and to Neil Hudgell as well¬† and I went back to Hull KR,” Hall revealed.

“It was really good, a few more derby games. They always stand out to me, they’ve been amazing to play in those kind of games. I enjoyed a couple of years there but then Tony Smith didn’t really see me in his plans and Webbo (James Webster) was assistant coach there, he joined Featherstone and he rang me up.”

Hall will bring a bundle of experience to a Featherstone side that is primed for promotion to the competition that has eluded them since it’s creation in the 1990’s.

Rovers have made plenty of signings and the addition of Sean Long as head coach is just another element that has pushed the bookies towards making them favourites for Championship success, something that Hall clearly believes in.