Hull derby gets go-ahead

Hull FC and Hull KR have announced that the Clive Sullivan Memorial Trophy between the two clubs will be now played at The KC Stadium on January 8 2006.

The two clubs have come to an amicable agreement which is equitable to both parties, and includes an amount which will be given to Charities chosen by Hull FC, Hull KR and Ros Sullivan, the widow of Clive Sullivan.

In order to donate a large amount of money to each charity, ticket prices have increased by ?1 for adults and 50p for concessions.

Hull FC Chief Executive David Plummer said: "I think it is good news for the City of Hull that the Hull derby is to go ahead, and with it, three worthy causes will benefit.

"It has taken time to renegotiate but hopefully we can now all look forward to the 8th January."

Hull KR Chief Executive Paul Lakin added: "I?m delighted that we have been able to reach a new agreement as Hull is the only place in English rugby league that can truly boast a ?one city? derby.

"I am particularly pleased for the supporters who can enjoy the occasion and the three charities who will benefit greatly from this unique game."

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