Roger Millward's No 6 shirt retired by Hull KR
Last Updated: 05/05/16 6:37pm
Hull Kingston Rovers have retired the No 6 shirt in honour of club great Roger Millward, who died earlier this week.
Millward, who was inducted into rugby league's Hall of Fame in 2000 and was awarded an MBE for his services to the sport, passed away at the age of 68.
His playing career featured a record 207 tries and 607 goals in 406 appearances for hometown club Hull KR, while he famously defied a broken jaw to help defeat rivals Hull FC in his final game - the 1980 Challenge Cup final at Wembley.
And the Rugby Football League has agreed the No 6 shirt graced by Millward can be taken out of commission with immediate effect, leaving Terry Campese to take squad number 32 for the remainder of the season.
A Rovers statement said: "Roger's family will be presented with the shirt on the field ahead of the game against Widnes Vikings at the KC Lightstream Stadium on May 15.
"Rovers can also confirm that a contribution from every ticket sold for the game will be donated to charity, which Roger's wife Carol and close family will choose."