Peacock reveals resignation rejected

Peacock reveals resignation rejected

Hull KR's head of rugby Jamie Peacock has confirmed he offered to resign from his position at the club following their relegation.

The 38-year-old decided to come out of retirement a month ago to help the injury-hit club battle against relegation but could not help them avoid the drop as they were beaten 19-18 by Salford in the Million Pound Game.

Having suffered that defeat to the Red Devils on Saturday, Peacock admitted he did offer his resignation as head of rugby to chairman Neil Hudgell but it was rejected and he will now continue with the side in the Championship next term.

A statement from the former Bradford Bulls and Leeds Rhinos star read: "To be part of a club with such loyal, passionate support is very humbling and the reaction after such a defeat will stay with me for life.

"The messages from within the club and across the game made me feel very lucky to be part of the RL community.

"I gave everything I could to the club this year and came up short. I always want to be accountable for my actions in life and offered my resignation to Neil after the game. This was turned down which means I can continue my journey with this great club."