Langley’s KR career looks over

Hull KR coach Chris Chester has confirmed that Jamie Langley will be leaving the club, and looks unlikely to play again this season.

A run of injuries has meant that the former Bradford Bulls man has made only 11 appearances in a Robins shirt this season.

It was one of those injuries, a serious knee problem sustained against Warrington, which saw the back row forward\’s season ended.

Chester nevertheless expects Langley to play somewhere else again, and predicts that he willl have a career as a coach one day.

“I don’t think we’ll see Jamie in a Rovers shirt again,” Chester told the Hull Daily Mail.

“It was a very nasty injury he sustained earlier in the season and it’s going to take another three or four months to get over it.

“I think we’ve seen the last of him at Rovers. He’s a good lad and he’s good to have around the changing rooms.

“He’s experienced and he still has a couple of years left in him because he looks after his body very well.

“Later down the line I think he’ll make a very good coach.

“He’s had some good coaches that he’s worked under and that would be a natural progression for him.”

Langley will not be the only player departing from the KC Lightstream Stadium at the end of the current campaign, either.

“There are a few off contract at the end of the season,” Chester explained.

“I’ve spoken to some players the last couple of days and let them know my thoughts.

“There are some disappointed people but for this club to move forward we need to make some tough decisions.

“That’s my job as the head coach and I’m not afraid to do that.”

Australian halfback Kris Keating has been dropped for the Robins’ trip to London this weekend. Full-back Greg Eden returns, after being left out last week for disciplinary reasons.

Disciplinary problems have plagued Rovers this season, and Chester insists that there will be no more second chances for players who step out of line.

“That was a final warning for him and the others,” Chester said of the decision to drop Eden.

“The chairman has made his disappointment clear and it won\’t be tolerated.

“The next one that steps out of line it will be curtains for them.”

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