Kirk Yeaman to come out of retirement to ease Hull injury crisis

Kirk Yeaman has come out of retirement to ease Hull’s injury crisis ahead of the derby against Hull KR at Magic Weekend.

The Black and Whites are set to be without eight first-team players for Sunday’s clash against rivals Hull KR in Newcastle.

Outside backs Fetuli Talanoa, Carlos Tuimavave and Bureta Faraimo are among the absentees, prompting the 34-year-old Yeaman to make his return.

Centre Yeaman, who joined the club’s coaching staff after ending his 15-year playing career in 2016, has been registered as a member of Hull’s squad and is in contention to face Rovers.

“Straight after the Featherstone game, Radders (head coach Lee Radford) gave me the nod and told me that I might be needed in the coming weeks with the injuries we picked up,” said Yeaman.

“I’ve had my head down training hard since I found out I could be needed and I’m ready to go.

“I’ll find out tomorrow for certain if I’m going to be playing this weekend, but there’s no better game to make your comeback in than the derby game.”