Hull KR Appoint Malcom Reilly as Coach

Former Great Britain coach Mal Reilly has been appointed as the new team manager of Hull KR. Reilly will take charge of the day-to-day running of the club while former Rochdale boss Martin Hall takes up his new role as head coach.

Former Wigan forward Hall comes with a growing reputation after being named National League One coach of the year last season with his hometown club.

And the ambitious pair have set their sights on getting the Robins into the Super League.

Joining Reilly and Hall will be former Great Britain international Phil Lowe, a crowd favourite at Craven Park, who returns as football director.

"I was originally approached for a reference but one thing led to another and here I am," said Reilly.

"I wanted to get back into the game and I am really pleased that Martin is here with me."

The Robins were forced to search for a successor to Australian Steve Linnane, who quit with one year still to go on his contract last month.

But Hull KR chief executive Nick Halafihi says the club have found the perfect team to take them to the top flight.

"We would like to think people in the game, and not just in East Hull, will sit up and take notice," he said. "The foundations for a genuine Super League challenge have begun."