Hull KR will keep derby with Hull FC at Craven Park

The board of Hull Kingston Rovers have decided to stay at Craven Park for their next clash against Hull FC.

Development work on a new stand had persuaded the club to consider a switch to Hull FC's KC Stadium.

But Rovers' chief executive Mike Smith told BBC Look North: "It wasn't necessarily a financial situation, it was about the state of the ground."

The stadium had been the subject of power and gas cuts as a result of the building work.

Smith added: "After we lost at the KC, I must have been inundated with fans saying 'don't give away home advantage'."

Despite the reduced capacity because of the construction work, Hull KR will still accommodate 1500 visiting fans as well as 7500 of their own when the match takes place on Monday, 23 July.

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