Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed that coach Craig Sandercock has been sacked.
A club statement reads:
“Hull Kingston Rovers can confirm they have today parted company with head coach Craig Sandercock with immediate effect.
“The club has made the decision not to renew Craig’s contract in 2015 and with that in mind have placed Chris Chester in charge of first team duties initially until the end of the season whilst a full review of all off-field operations is carried out.
“The club would like to thank Craig for all his hard work over the last three years and wishes him well in the future.”
Sandercock had been in talks since April regarding a new one-year contract at the Robins.
Those discussions stalled in recent weeks, however. Rovers’ play-off hopes have been in the balance in recent weeks, and it was reported that Sandercock was set a target of the top eight this season by the KR board.