Though the news recently has been dominated by Hull KR’s former boss Tony Smith after he made the move to Hull FC, Robins fans can get excited about the arrival of their new boss Willie Peters.
It’s an interesting situation for Hull KR fans, especially regarding Tony Smith. He took them from the bottom all the way to the Super League semi-finals last year before backing that up with a Challenge Cup semi-final appearance this year.
However, when he revealed that he would be leaving at the end of the year, it proved the catalyst for a downward turn in form which would ultimately cost the Robins a play-off spot and see Smith depart early with Danny McGuire taking over as interim boss producing an encouraging end to the year despite an absurd amount of absentees only able to name a 16-man team in their final game of the season against Hull FC in which they won likely leading to Brett Hodgson’s Hull FC departure by mutual consent and Smith’s surprising move across the city which no doubt hurt Hull KR fans.
However, now that Willie Peters is finally on his way to the UK as of last night there’s cause for Hull KR fans to be excited again especially after the recruitment he’s already delivered with some great signings from Super League clubs – like James Batchelor – and some from the NRL.
Having been appointed months ago, he must surely already be well ahead in preparations for 2023, and will get the ball rolling in the next few weeks following his arrival.
✈️ Safe travels, Willie.
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There was positive news off field news for Hull KR yesterday as well as the club announced that in 2022 they recorded their highest shirt sales since 2017.
Hull KR boasted three kits in 2022, a red home, a yellow away and a green third kit all of which were well loved.
It’s another reminder of the superb work Hull KR have been doing off the field to grow their brand having produced many great initiatives this season to get fans in the ground such as bring a friend for £1. This among others helped produce a number of sellouts whilst the fan zone at Craven Park continues to excel.