Rugby league celebrates many causes throughout a season with individuals rounds of the calendar and fixtures dedicated to certain causes, with Leeds Rhinos’ MND Awareness Round featuring this year as well as St Helens’ Daniel Anderson Round.
One that is less specific to clubs but embraced by almost all clubs, and the majority of fans, is the retro round and that’s what Hull Kingston Rovers are celebrating this Friday when they host Catalans Dragons.
The Robins are coming off the back of a hugely impressive win over Leigh Leopards in which they notched over 50 points, but they face a Catalans side who will be looking to avenge a humiliating defeat to Wigan Warriors.
Steve McNamara’s side still sit top of the table but had they won in Perpignan on Saturday then they could have been tying up the League Leaders Shield against Rovers, but as it is they’ll seek to put right their 34-0 defeat.
It’s a match that will likely take part in front of a near sold out Craven Park and that’s because the Robins have slashed prices to those of 2001 in honour of their retro round.
A statement on the club site revealed the initiative.
“Retro Round is coming to Sewell Group Craven Park for our fixture against Catalans Dragons on Friday 1st September, KO 8pm. Expect retro ticket pricing, drink offers and all of the unique Hull KR gameday traditions from the late 90s / early 2000s!
“We’ve taken 22 years of inflation off our current prices to get us to 2001 pricing. Therefore, tickets will be priced as follows:
“Colin Hutton North Stand, Colin McNicol Well and East Stand:
Roger Millward West Stand
“We’ll be joined by a very special guest for the ball delivery too. 35 years since he made his Hull KR debut, fans favourite and club legend, Paul Fletcher, will deliver the match ball to the referee.
“During the game, expect the nostalgic Hull KR try stings, music, big screen graphics and more! It’s set to be a great night at Sewell Group Craven Park.”
It’s an incredible offering from Rovers, however it’s only available for tickets purchased before 8pm tonight, so if you plan on heading to Craven Park on Friday then you need to take advantage before then.