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Hull Kingston Rovers RLFC
Craven Park
Preston Road
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In 1882 a group of boilermakers from Hull discussed plans to form a Rugby Football team. This led to the creation of the Kingston Amateurs team in 1883, which played in the Hull and District Rugby Union League. In 1885 the team changed its name to Kingston Rovers. Reports of bitterness between fans after a cup clash with the other main Hull team indicate that the intense rivalry goes back right to these early days! In 1896 Hull Kingston Rovers were the only club left in the Northern Union area who were still members of the Rugby Football Union. They applied to the Northern Rugby Football Union and began playing under the new code in 1897-98. The most successful times for Hull K.R. in terms of major trophies and titles can be divided into two eras. There were the 1920s, when the team won the Championship twice. Then there's the late 1970s and early 1980s, when a further three Championship titles were added along with a Challenge Cup win. At the beginning of the Super League era in the mid 1990s, Hull KR was languishing in the Third Division. After a decade of steady improvement, the team now finds itself back in the top flight.


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