HULL Kingston Rovers have been dealt a double blow this week, with a pair of former Bradford Bulls the reason for their pain.

First, Rovers confirmed that star winger Ethan Ryan, who grabbed an incredible 89 tries in 98 Bradford appearances between 2016 and 2019, will miss the rest of the season with a fractured wrist.

He picked up the injury during Hull KR's surprise 26-14 win over Wigan Warriors at Craven Park, a game which saw Ryan grab a 17th minute try.

In more bad news for Rovers, their head of youth, John Bastian, has left to take up a new role with Leeds Rhinos.

Bastian, who was lauded for his work as Bulls' head of youth, departed Bradford in 2019 to join Rovers, but has now gone back to Leeds, where he worked on the club's scholarship programme in the early 2000s.

His new role with Rhinos will see him become player pathway development manager.