Hull Kingston Rovers have revealed that they will seek an urgent independent review of its elite academy application from the RFL.
Along with Castleford Tigers and Bradford Bulls, the Robins were shellshocked as they lost their Elite Academy status, as their license for 2022-2027 was rejected by the governing body.
Before the licensing process began, it was agreed by all involved that no more than 12 licences would be awarded. Yet, only ten have been awarded.
This statement was released on the Hull KR website:
The club consider its application strong and meritorious, and that one of the two remaining places left open by the process, should be granted to it.
At no stage before yesterday’s announcement, nor during the process, has the club received any feedback whatsoever on its application.
The club are overwhelmed with the levels of support over the last 24 hours from its friends within the game, including from within the local community game.
Equally though the club are deeply concerned by the devastating impact this decision has had on its staff and young players.
We will contest the decision as a matter of urgency.