Teams like Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and Hull FC have all made major signings for the 2024 season but Hull KR have perhaps done the best business.
However, they have also had to let go of some big names and have confirmed nine departures.
They made the following tributes.
Robin #1290 – Jack Walker
Jack Walker joined the club on a short-term deal in the summer and went on to be become a valued member of the Robins’ spine, helping the side to reach fourth in the Betfred Super League table for the first time since 2009.
Walker made 10 appearances for the Robins, scoring 5 tries in Red and White.
Robin #1293 – Brad Schneider
Following a whirlwind introduction to life in East Hull, Brad Schneider was key to the Robins’ progress late in the 2023 Betfred Super League season. After firing Hull KR into the Challenge Cup Final, Brad will leave the club at the end of the season to link up with NRL Premiers, Penrith Panthers for 2024.
Schneider made 12 appearances for the Robins scoring 94 points, including two memorable drop goals, during his brief spell in East Hull.
Robin #1284 – Rhys Kennedy
The towering forward from Moruya departs the Robins after one season in East Hull. Kennedy played 26 games for the club, including the 2023 Challenge Cup Final.
Robin #1272 – Sam Wood
Having joined the club for the 2022 season, Sam Wood established himself as a fans favourite at Hull KR due to his passion and commitment on the field.
Sam played 33 games for the Robins, scoring 9 tries and kicking 4 conversions, resulting in 44 points for the utility back.
Robin #1244 – Luis Johnson
Luis Johnson signed for the club ahead of the 2021 season, having previously played 4 games for the Robins in 2019 on loan from Warrington.
Johnson was integral to Hull KR reaching the Play-Off Semi-Final in 2021, having played 20 games that season and making 33 appearances overall for the Robins.
Robin #1260 – Ethan Ryan
Having signed from Bradford ahead of the 2020 season, Ethan Ryan went on to make 43 appearances for Hull KR, scoring 22 tries and accumulating 88 points.
Ethan played a big part in the Robins reaching the 2023 Challenge Cup final after scoring the second try in the club’s Challenge Cup Semi-Final win over Wigan Warriors.
Robin #1264 – Rowan Milnes
Having made his Hull KR debut in October 2020, Rowan has been a valuable part of the club’s trio of British halves over the past four seasons.
During his time with the Robins, Milnes has helped the side to 2021 Play-Off Semi-Finals in addition to the 2022 Challenge Cup Semi-Final and the 2023 Challenge Cup Final.
Milnes played 48 games for Hull KR, scoring 7 tries and kicking 41 conversions.
Robin #1234 – Jimmy Keinhorst
Who can get forget Jimmy’s memorable debut winning try against Hull FC in the 2019 season opener.
The utility man has been a big part of the Robins’ resurgence, stepping up when called upon to help the side to the 2021 Play-Off Semi-Finals and the 2023 Challenge Cup Final. Every time Jimmy stepped onto the field in Red and White, he never let the Red Army down.
Jimmy went on to make 72 appearances for Hull KR, scoring 14 tries, including a crucial try in the 2021 Play-Off Eliminator win against Warrington Wolves.
Robin #1253 – Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Hull KR Captain, Shaun Kenny-Dowall called time on his illustrious career at the end of the 2023 season.
The centre joined the club ahead of the 2020 season and rarely missed a game since his debut. SKD played 93 games for the Robins, helping fire the club to the last three out of four Semi-Finals on offer in addition to the 2023 Challenge Cup Final.
During his time in Red and White, Shaun scored 25 tries and led by example in every game he took to the field. His influence in changing the fortunes at the club can’t be ignored as the Robins’ retiring Captain joins Peters’ coaching staff for 2024 and beyond.