Good evening and welcome along to our live Hull KR blog where we will be bringing you updates on the crunch clash with Salford Red Devils.

It has been billed as Judgement Day in Super League and it is set to be a night full of tension as Rovers, London Broncos, Wakefield Trinity and Huddersfield Giants fight for their survival.

KR know a victory will secure their safety but each of their relegation rivals can say the same thing in an unprecedented finish to a Super League season.

Rovers just need to hold up their end of the bargain and render results elsewhere inconsequential.

Find out if they can do just that in the live blog below as we bring you all the build-up, match updates and reaction.

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Linnett set to return

Kane Linnett is determined to keep Hull KR in Super League and has backed the team to show their character one last time in 2019.

Rovers are one of four teams that could go down on what is set to be a dramatic final night of the season.

Tony Smith’s side have the toughest task on paper against a Salford Red Devils outfit destined for the play-offs thanks to a seven-game winning run.

Linnett joined the Robins in the off-season and has loved his time at KCOM Craven Park so far despite the club’s struggles on the field.

When asked how much it would mean to him to help keep Hull KR in Super League, he replied: “It would be massive for me. I’ve really enjoyed my time here.

Hull KR centre Kane Linnett on his injured ribs and determination to avoid ‘devastating’ relegation

Kane Linnett celebrates a try
Kane Linnett celebrates a try

Chester bullish

Chris Chester celebrated as a fan when Wakefield Trinity won their Super League survival battle in 2015 and he is confident of being able to do so as head coach.

Friday the 13th will be unlucky for someone when Wakefield, London Broncos, Hull KR and Huddersfield Giants all fight to avoid relegation on the final day of the regular season.

One of the first acts for Robert Elstone when he took on the role of Super League chief executive was to ditch the Super 8s and the Million Pound Game because it was felt the jeopardy was spread too far.

And in the first year back under the straight promotion and relegation shoot-out, four teams are locked on 20 points going into the last round, all separated only by points difference.

Chris Chester confident Wakefield will stay up as he takes swipe at Hull KR and London

Chris Chester, coach of Wakefield Trinity
Chris Chester, coach of Wakefield Trinity

Extensive Smith Q&A

Ahead of Hull KR’s final game of the season and with their Super League place on the line, Rovers reporter James O’Brien sat down with head coach Tony Smith to get the lowdown on the mood at the club.

James O’Brien: Is there disappointment at the outcome of the Joel Tomkins hearing?

Tony Smith: Of course, we would have loved for Joel to be available for the last match.

We thought as a club that it was worth the appeal to have him for the last match and unfortunately it’s turned into two matches.

Without asking the question I think we would have gone away and not felt like we’d done everything possible to get him available.

JO: The ban has obviously been doubled, can you understand why?

TS: The whole system at times can be questionable but it causes opinions I suppose. That’s the best thing about it.

JO: Any frustration that London’s Rob Butler wasn’t punished?

TS: I understand why Joel retaliated after he felt like he was attacked, but at the same time there are rules in place that say you can’t protect yourself anymore and can’t take things into your own hands, which is different to English law.

Hull KR’s Tony Smith discusses relegation fight, players’ mental state, inconsistency, frustrations and bright future

Hull KR head coach Tony Smith
Hull KR head coach Tony Smith


Friday the 13th will be unlucky for some with any one of four clubs still in danger of relegation from Super League on the last day of the regular season while the jostling for play-off spots goes right to the wire.

Here, we take a look at what is at stake in the round-29 fixtures which will provide one of the most enthralling climaxes to a season in Super League history.


Defeat for the Broncos would mean their return to the top flight is short-lived but a third win of the season over Trinity would enable Danny Ward’s men to complete the great escape.

If Wakefield are defeated, they will need either Hull KR or Huddersfield to also lose so they can stay up on points difference.


Salford need a win to keep alive their hopes of a top-three finish while Hull KR can ensure their survival with victory.

Super League permutations for the final round with so much at stake

London Broncos' Matty Fozard celebrates a try against Wakefield Trinity.
London Broncos' Matty Fozard celebrates a try against Wakefield Trinity. (Image: SWpix)

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It doesn’t get much bigger than this. In four hours’ time Hull KR will know which league they will be in next year. Strap in.