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."

This followed Whitehaven's own tribute in which they passed on their condolences to Foster's family.

"It is with sadness that we have learned of the passing of Frank Foster," it said.

"Frank coached Haven in the 80s as well as our Cumbrian Neighbours Barrow. Frank was 79 when he passed away peacefully last night. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this extremely sad time."

Frank also played for Oldham and Workington Town in his career of more than 10 years, which also included one cap for Great Britain.

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