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Rugby league returns in a matter of days with Leeds Rhinos among the teams playing on Boxing Day.

The sport is still coming to terms with the news that Rhinos legend Rob Burrow has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

There has been incredible support for the former half-back, with donations flooding in from across the world.

More sad news came out yesterday with ex-Hull KR captain Frank Foster passing away at the age of 79.

Stay tuned to the live blog below to keep up to date with all the latest news and rumours.

Sad news

Tributes have been pouring in from across the rugby league world after the death of former Hull Kingston Rovers captain Frank Foster, who died on Friday night.

Foster led the Robins to two Yorkshire Cup wins and a Championship final during his spell in east Hull.

He passed away peacefully at the age of 79, according to one of his former clubs, Whitehaven, which shared the news on social media on Saturday.

The announcement prompted tributes from a number of his other ex-clubs including Bradford, Barrow and Rovers.

A tribute shared on Hull KR’s social media pages said: “The club are saddened to learn of the passing of former captain Frank Foster, who led the Robins to two Yorkshire Cup wins and a Championship final in his three seasons as skipper in the 1960s.”

Sadness as Hull KR announce death of former skipper Frank Foster

Frank Foster passed away on Friday
Frank Foster passed away on Friday (Image: Hull KR)

Radford discusses Myers' progress

Lee Radford says trialist Eldon Myers will feature heavily in Hull FC’s friendly games next month.

Myers has been training with FC on a full-time basis since the start of pre-season after catching Radford’s eye while playing rugby union for the Royal Navy earlier this year.

The centre didn’t have a lot of rugby league experience prior to linking up with Hull, but he played 40 minutes against York City Knights in a behind closed doors friendly on Saturday morning.

The Black and Whites will play a number of friendlies next month as they dial up their preparations for the new season, with Halifax and Batley Bulldogs the only opponents announced so far, but Radford says Myers will be given the chance to impress.

“He’s been really good,” Radford told Hull Live. “I’m looking forward to seeing him play in the friendlies and he’ll get plenty of opportunity but he’s been great since he came through the door.

Lee Radford provides an update on Hull FC trialist Eldon Myers’ progress

Hull FC trialist Eldon Myers in training at the Elite Performance Centre on County Road
Hull FC trialist Eldon Myers in training at the Elite Performance Centre on County Road

Good morning

It’s another sleepy Sunday but there is light at the end of the tunnel with rugby league returning in just a matter of days!