Why Hull KR are having to review stadium behaviour with the RFL

Hull KR were among those Super League clubs who were listed as teams in trouble with the RFL yesterday.

The RFL have fined Leigh Leopards’ Derek Beaumont, Warrington Wolves’ Stuart Middleton and Salford Red Devils’ Paul King for recent comments made during the 2023 Super League season.

The Robins themselves were not punished but agreed to review their stewarding situation as well as their fans’ behaviour at away games.

This comes after the Robins, like Leigh, were fined for pitch invasions in the Challenge Cup semi-finals.

But why are they in trouble this time? This is because Hull KR had a pitch invader against Catalans Dragons who approached an official and screamed in his face.

They were also in trouble over damaging seats at Huddersfield Giants in September whilst the Robins and Salford Red Devils had satisfied the RFL with their action after trouble at a fixture towards the end of the season.

For the Robins, this was a minor blip for the club who are growing and growing and will now host another sports club at the stadium in 2024.

Hull KR have confirmed that Hull City Ladies will be playing a game at Sewell Group Craven Park this December.

The Tigresses will face FC United of Manchester at the home of the Robins on Sunday 3rd December, KO 2pm, in the FA Women’s National League.

Hull City Ladies Managing Director, Danny Johnson, shared his excitement on moving this fixture to East Hull:

”We are delighted to announce this game, as it allows us to reach out to even more local supporters, particularly young girls and their families, providing the opportunity to see women’s football in action, at this level.

It is crucial that we continue exploring innovative approaches. Hosting a ‘Game On The Road’ enables the club to connect with communities that may not have had the opportunity to see the Tigresses before.

We remain dedicated to supporting the young women and girls in our region who share a passion for football and extend a warm welcome to all our supporters, both longstanding and new, and aim to showcase the extraordinary match day experiences we offer. We hope this event will inspire more fans to join us on match days at The Easy Buy Stadium in Barton. Witnessing our growing crowds is heartening and a testament to the achievements of our players.”

Hull KR Chief Executive, Paul Lakin added: “We are delighted to welcome Hull City Ladies to Sewell Group Craven Park for their “On The Road” fixture. We hope the city and our fans in particular will get behind the team and show their support for this ever-growing sport.”