Hull KR: Papua New Guinea duo Enoch Maki & Francis Paniu exit

Papua New Guinea's Enoch Maki (centre) is tackled by Samoa's Sia Soliola and Tim Lafai

Hull Kingston Rovers have released Papua New Guinea duo Enoch Maki and Francis Paniu from their contracts.

Prop-forward Maki and centre Paniu were part of the Kumuls squad at the recent Rugby League World Cup in England.

And following the tournament, the 24-year-olds both agreed one-year deals at Craven Park, subject to successful visa and work permit applications.

But these were not obtained, and the pair are now expected to return home to join Kokopo-based side PNG Hunters.