Roger Millward RIP: Rugby League pays tribute to The Dodger

Roger Millward MBE is a Hull KR legend; a rugby league icon who became part of the historical fabric of the Robins.

His passing at the age of 68 has been marked by many in the rugby league community, with some taking to Twitter to make their thoughts known.

One man who had a lot in common with Millward was Leeds halfback Rob Burrow, another diminutive pivot player with origins in West Yorkshire.


Burrow’s Leeds team-mate Ryan Hall highlighted the different role that the great man had played in his life.


Of course, the club where Millward began his career was Castleford. The Tigers paid warm tribute to one of their sons.


Hull FC too, the club that was beaten by Millward’s Rovers in the 1980 Challenge Cup final at Wembley, paid warm tribute to the great stand-off.


Writer and academic Tony Collins, the author of ‘Rugby’s Great Split’ and other fine works, highlighted Millward’s status as a boyhood hero to fans who had seen him play.


Former Hull KR coach Justin Morgan, who played a huge part in the club’s return to Super League, and then helped establish them in the top tier, also had warm words for his predecessor as Robins coach.


Current Robins player Ben Cockayne, a man who always plays with his heart on is sleeve and is well aware of supporters’ sentiment, also paid tribute to ‘the Dodger’.



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