Hull KR unveil special anniversary shirt

Tony Smith hails big crowd at Hull KR
Picture by Will Palmer/SWpix.com - 01/04/2022 - Rugby League - Betfred Super League - Hull KR v Warrington Wolves - Sewell Group Craven Park, Hull, England - Warrington Wolves warm up prior to the match against Hull KR

Hull KR have released a special limited edition shirt for the club’s 140th anniversary, which they will celebrate this year.

The club was founded back in 1882 as Kingston Amateurs. A group of boilermakers from different firms met up, and formed the new club.

The shirt will be green and gold, in a tribute to the United Society of Boilermakers, Ship Builders and Structural Workers.

It also includes blueprints for old boilers which were sold around the time of the formation of the club.

Meanwhile, on the back of the shirt, the numbers 1882 will appear where the heritage numbers are. The match worn versions of the shirts will also include the individual heritage numbers for the players.

The sleeves also incorporate an intertwined design to show the club’s relationship with the community. This includes donating the winnings from their first trophy win to charity.

Chief Executive Paul Lakin told the club website: “We are so pleased to bring to life what is in many ways an untold story.

“It’s been so fascinating to learn about how the community spirit and strong moral compass was embedded in the club culture from day one. Something we do our best each day to uphold.

“We have done so much this year that is focused on the future, from running a record number of teams, purchasing the stadium, to evolving our badge. So it’s nice to take a moment to reflect on those who came before us and pay tribute to them.”

Tony Smith on Hull KR fans

Hull KR Head Coach Tony Smith was full of praise for the fans following Friday’s win over Warrington.

He said in his post-match press conference: “The crowd was awesome. The boys were talking about it in the changing room. Playing in front of a big crowd, with that atmosphere, cheering on every tackle at one stage.

“You could the crowd enjoying it and I’m pleased our players responded and gave them something to cheer about.

“It’s a two-way thing. They can bring out the best in us, and we’re grateful, and hopefully we can repay them with some attractive rugby.”

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