Sheens to continue contract talks after return from Australia


HULL KR have re-opened talks with head coach Tim Sheens to extend his contract, club chairman Neil Hudgell has revealed that talks will resume when the Hull KR boss returns to England from Australia.

Sheens is 12 months into a current three year contract, however the Robins want to tie down the 67 year old to an even longer deal. Club officials have said to have been impressed with how Sheens has led the club back to the Super League.

Sheens and the rest of the players will start pre-season training in early November, but he says that the squad will have to be trimmed.

Sheens told the Hull Daily Mail: “We recruited this year at a budget for the Championship a lot of guys played for less money. Some went up (in wage) when we went up, but also in contract too and you’re going to expect to pay more for Super League players than Championship ones.

“Our budget could shorten the numbers by way of more money going to fewer players but unfortunately that’s the way it is. Bringing players in, when you see what some of the Super League clubs are paying them, you realise it’s not easy to carry a 30-plus squad.

“We do have some good youngsters at the back end of that who are still plying their trade as apprentices and aren’t on that huge money just yet, so they’ll be relied on a bit for next year. I know through their games this year they’ll get a few next year if not more.”


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