Steve McNamara: Hull KR's Craven Park is popular choice for England stars
ENGLAND coach Steve McNamara says playing at MS3 Craven Park has been a popular choice with his players, who know how appreciative the supporters are in the city.
Every one of his squad has experienced playing at the east Hull ground as opposition players, and McNamara wasn't surprised to hear how much they are looking forward to the atmosphere.
Taking on France as part of the Autumn International Series tomorrow, McNamara knows the city's rugby league fans will cheer them on as vociferously as they would their own club side.
"My players have all spoken highly of their visits to Hull KR," McNamara told the Mail.
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"When we looked for a venue for this game, Craven Park was the perfect venue.
"It is a very loyal, community-based club who are passionate about their rugby league.
"The fans never boo their own team off and are very appreciative when the opposition do well."
As a Hull native, McNamara is delighted to be leading his country in his home city for the second time.
And he hopes it will prove as successful as last year's clash with New Zealand at the KC.
"People are quick to knock this city but they don't understand it," he added.
"The people are passionate and loyal to their teams.
"Last season, some of the England players left Hull with a different perception after being very well treated on their stay.
"I'm sure this time will be no different."