Hull derby off after cash dispute

City rivals Hull FC and Hull KR have fallen out over the proceeds of a planned pre-season friendly next year.

The Robins hoped for a bigger share of the profits from the game at the KC Stadium on 9 January but claimed Hull FC were not willing to compromise.

The game has now been cancelled, with both clubs blaming each other.

Hull FC chairperson Kath Hetherington said her club was already looking for another opponent and claimed several sides had already been in touch.

"It is obvious we are going to have to look elsewhere," she said. "A number of clubs have already contacted me personally."

A crowd of 14,540 watched last year's pre-season clash between Hull FC and Hull KR at the KC Stadium.

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Thanks to BBC Sport Rugby League for this news.

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