Ryan Hall is one of the senior players at Craven Park for Hull Kingston Rovers and he’s also one of just a handful that has lifted silverware and he’s keen to rectify that heading into 2023.
The veteran winger was immensely successful at Leeds Rhinos and is chasing down former Rhinos legend and current KR assistant coach, Danny McGuire in the all-time Super League try-scoring charts.
Hall will now head into his third season with KR where his form has been at a level that he retained his England shirt for the 2021 World Cup despite turning 35 just days after the tournament concluded.
Speaking to Betfred on their Youtube channel he’s revealed what it’s like being in a side that isn’t winning trophies, having previously lifted so many at Leeds, and how KR will chase silverware this coming season.
“It’s been a while since we’ve achieved something, us as a team and also me personally. I’m really looking forward to get hungry again and chase something down,” Hall explained.
Referencing the fact that KR have an incredibly talented squad but had the tendency to go off the boil at times during the season, including the stint from rounds 11 to 18 that saw just one win in eight culminating in Tony Smith’s departure and ultimately costing the Robins’ playoff rugby league.
“Every team goes through their own story, there’s 12 teams in the league and they all have their own story to pan out. When we put a couple of wins together we looked good, I thought we looked really strong when our squad was healthy.
“We had some improvement to do, the top teams probably played at a better standard than we did but we’re a young team and we’re confident in where our skill set is now.
“Consistency is the key to most teams who go on to win things. St Helens for the last four years have been very consistent, they’ve had a healthy squad probably because they’ve managed it right and attacked games in the right way.
“We’ve got to follow suit a little bit and take a bit of what they’ve been doing and apply it to us.”
KR find themselves in action on Friday night for former player, Craig Hall’s, testimonial game but they’ll lick off their season with a home game against 2022 Challenge Cup winners Wigan Warriors.
That game will be televised as part of Channel 4’s streaming deal and will be the first of ten games the broadcaster shows.