Hull KR confirm captain for 2023 Super League season

Since this time last year, Hull KR are on their third coach which is a statement that would have surprised anyone as 2021 came to an end.

That’s because Tony Smith had guided the Robins to their second highest Super League finish ever in the league before taking them to the Super League semi-finals for the first time only for them to come up short against league leaders Catalans Dragons.

However, despite a strong start to the season as Hull KR reached the Challenge Cup semi-finals, Smith announced he would be leaving at the end of 2022 hinting at disagreements behind the scenes as to why.

This catalysed a run of bad form which saw Smith leave the club prematurely and Leeds Rhinos legend and assistant Danny McGuire take over and guiding the club to a respectable end of season.

McGuire won’t be in charge come 2023 though as new boss Willie Peters takes charge of the club whilst Smith prepares to take their biggest rivals Hull FC to glory in 2023.

There may be plenty of change when it comes to the coach, but there won’t be when it comes to the captain with the club confirming last night that Shaun Kenny-Dowall would be keeping the captaincy in 2023.

Kenny-Dowall went on a record breaking run of not missing a game at the club until he missed a clash at Leeds Rhinos last year the week before the Challenge Cup semi-final.

That was followed up some nasty injuries in the second half of the season so the centre, who was named in the Super League Dream Team, will be hoping for a better year in 2023.

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