Hull KR dealt injury blow with forward ruled out of Challenge Cup semi-final

Drew Darbyshire
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Dean Hadley in action for Hull KR

Hull KR will be without key forward Dean Hadley for next weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-final after he failed a head injury assessment.

The 30-year-old left the field in the opening stages of their 19-18 golden point win over Leeds Rhinos, and didn’t return to the action after failing his HIA.

As a result, the 11-day return to play concussion protocol rules him out of next Sunday’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Wigan at Headingley.

“It was a really resilient performance under a lot of adversity,” Hull KR coach Willie Peters said after the game.

“We lost Deano early on, but the players kept turning up for one another.

“Winning tonight certainly gives us a spring in our step going into next week.

“It was a memorable win that we needed but it’s more than that. We just kept turning up and fighting for one another.”

The Robins also lost veteran winger Ryan Hall in the second half with a calf injury, but Peters hopes the England international will be able to play in next week’s semi-final.

Peters also hinted that key forward Elliot Minchella could also return from the treatment room against Wigan.


Hull KR boss hails new recruit Brad Schneider after dream debut

Hull KR coach Willie Peters was delighted for new signing Brad Schneider, who capped a dream debut by scoring a try and kicking the match-winning drop goal at Headingley.

Germany international Schneider recently linked up with Hull KR on a deal until the end of the season from NRL side Canberra Raiders.

Schneider held his nerve to slot the one-pointer three minutes in to golden point extra-time to seal a stunning 19-18 victory at Headingley.

“I was really pleased for Brad because he only got off the plane last week,” Peters said.

“I said for everyone to be patient because he’s a young half-back, but this was a debut that he will always remember.

“He was excited to come to Headingley because this is a historic ground, so I’m really pleased for him but it was a real team effort.”

Hull KR face Wigan in the Challenge Cup semi-finals at Headingley next Sunday, 5pm kick-off.

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