The Hull derby is one of the most intense derbies in Super League irrespective of whether the sides are on a high or on a low.
That was exemplified last year when in the final game of the season the Robins took home the spoils as both teams looked to consolidate their disappointing campaigns.
KR ran out 36-4 victors on their visit to the MKM Stadium despite taking only 16 players due to injuries.
That left the red side of Hull with the bragging rights for the off-season and meant fans were eagerly awaiting news of when they’d play again.
Hull FC host KR in ‘rivals round’ in early April on Good Friday and the return fixture had been scheduled for Friday 7th July, but there has since been a change.
Both teams took to Twitter and their website to announce that the rescheduled date would be Sunday 9th July for a midday kick-off instead.
Hull KR can confirm the Hull Derby on Friday 7th July has now been changed to Sunday 9th July with a midday kick-off, live on Sky Sports 🎥
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— Hull KR (@hullkrofficial) January 30, 2023
Rather than a summer’s evening under the floodlights, the match will now take a midday slot on Sky Sports and the Robins have given a potentially exciting reason for this change.
The team who have had a major revamp in the off-season with a new coach, new chairman and just last week new directors, revealed the reason for the fixture change in a statement.
“The change is due to a major event at Sewell Group Craven Park earlier in the week which will be announced soon.”
🆚 Hull FC can confirm that our Betfred Super League Round 18 fixture against Hull KR at Sewell Group Craven Park will now be played on Sunday 9th July, with a 12.00pm kick-off.
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— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) January 30, 2023