Hull KR announce dual registration partners

Hull KR players celebrate at Warrington

Hull KR have announced a dual registration agreement with Championship side Dewsbury.

The move would see Robins players head to the Championship club to help fill in any gaps in the squad. On the flip side, Rams players could also play for Hull KR’s reserves.

This is a partnership that was last formed back in 2020, although the pandemic cut it short.

The two sides will also play each other in a friendly at Tetley’s Stadium in the new year.

Speaking to the club website, Rovers Head Coach Tony Smith said: “We’re looking forward to the reuniting of that partnership. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to use it to either club’s full benefit the last time around in 2020. But we’re looking forward to developing that arrangement again and both clubs’ benefiting from it.

“I’ve got a great relationship with Lee Greenwood and a lot of respect from him as a coach and what he’s done with his team.

“The agreement will see players from Dewsbury join our reserves for game time. We’d like to think players that are not making the first team here will take the step up from reserve grade and use the opportunity at Dewsbury. There are definitely benefits for both clubs that we’ll explore throughout the year.”

Dewsbury reaction

Rams Head Coach Lee Greenwood added:“I’m really pleased that we are partnering with Hull KR again for 2022. They are one of the most progressive clubs in the game at the moment and this partnership is a good example of that.

“Players from both clubs will now have access to regular game time at the appropriate level for them. Players from our squad will be able to play for Hull KR reserves.

“Similarly, we will be able to call on players from KR’s first team squad if it suits all parties. Tony Smith and I are in regular contact and I’m confident the two of us will make sure this partnership benefits both clubs immensely.”

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