1. ITV Report

Hull KR: Tony Smith signs three year deal to stay on as head coach

Tony Smith Credit: Press Association

Tony Smith has signed a new 3 year contract with Hull Kingston Rovers.

He was brought in as head coach on an interim basis in June. Smith said he is 'committed to the vision to build something special.'

“I initially came in to Rovers on a short-term basis with an open mind about the future. I’ve quickly bought into what this club and the people in and around it are about.

“I really get the supporters’ passion and desire for their club to do well.

– Tony Smith

Owner Neil Hudgell added: “In Tony we have someone with a pedigree of building culture and success. With Tony at the helm of our club and a renewed focus on developing its own playing talent and stadium facilities, we stand the best chance of long-term sustained progress and growth.”