Rugby league mourns Millward


Hull KR have confirmed the death of Rugby League Hall of Famer Roger Millward at the age of 68.

Millward featured in 406 matches for the Robins between 1966 and 1980, scoring a club-record 207 tries and kicking 607 goals.

A former Great Britain and England international, he lifted five trophies as club captain - leading the team to Challenge Cup success against Hull FC at Wembley in his final first-team appearance.

Millward, who also had brief spells with Castleford Tigers and Cronulla Sharks in Australia, then went on to coach Hull KR for 11 years, earning six further titles to become the most successful coach in the club's history.

He was inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame in 2000.

Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell said: "This is an incredibly sad day for everybody associated with the club and for all rugby league supporters. There is no doubt Roger will go down in history as Hull KR's greatest ever player, coach and captain and an all-time legend of the game.

"As a child growing up and supporting Rovers, Roger was my hero and he remained that right up until today as he has dealt with his many health problems in later years with courage, humility and good humour."