Hull KR resist offer to take Super League player on loan

James Webster has revealed that Hull Kingston Rovers turned down the chance to take a Super League player on loan in recent weeks despite their ever-growing injury list. 

Webster’s team were hit with a huge injury crisis over the Easter period, with the likes of Albert Kelly and Terry Campese sidelined, forcing Rovers to field many of their academy products in their game against Wigan Warriors.

The Rovers head coach has admitted to having the opportunity to take a player in on loan, but insisted that the club’s policy of playing the youth was of massive importance.

“We were actually offered a player on loan from another Super League club but turned them down,” Webster told the Hull Daily Mail.

“There are a few clubs more fortunate than others are at the moment and are near to full strength, but we’re very keen to see our young kids be the future of KR.

“Gone are the days when teams are filled with Australian superstars. You see throughout the rest of Super League, especially this year, that more kids are getting a crack.”

“Jamie (Peacock) brought all the young kids together earlier this week and stressed there is a pathway at this club.”

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