Rugby League - Angry Rovers chief considers future

Hull KR's record 84-6 home defeat by Wigan has left chairman Neil Hudgell considering his commitment to the club.

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Hudgell is furious over the heaviest defeat in the club's 131-year history, describing it as the lowest moment of his nine years in charge at Craven Park.

"Many of the players were a disgrace to the shirt on Monday and their lack of effort let the club and the fans down," he said. "It was, without doubt, the lowest point of my tenure at the club to date and left me reflecting on many things, including my ongoing commitment."

He added: "There is no excuse for it and the argument of there being two games over Easter doesn't wash with me."

The Easter Monday mauling came just four days after Rovers' 23-10 victory over Hull FC in the derby at the KC Stadium.

The crushing defeat increases the pressure on coach Craig Sandercock, who is out of contract this year, but the club's players bore the brunt of Hudgell's criticism.

"It simply wasn't good enough," he said. "It shows a distinct lack of professionalism and an acceptance that being average will do.

"It won't do for me and it won't do for our loyal fans either.

"There is no decision as yet on Craig. It would be unfair to judge him on the strength of the emotional backlash to Monday."

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