Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu will bless Hull KR’s KC Lightstream Stadium ahead of Good Friday’s Hull derby.
Sentamu will visit the home of the Robins on Wednesday as part of his six month pilgrimage of prayer, witness and blessing across Yorkshire.
Rovers’ CEO Mike Smith told the club’s website: “We are honoured to welcome Archbishop Sentamu to the KC Lightstream Stadium on Wednesday, particularly during a week that means so much to the club and rugby league supporters in the city of Hull.
“From what we’ve heard, the Archbishop is a great character who would probably love nothing more than to pick up a rugby ball and run out onto the pitch, but he has kindly offered his time to bless the stadium ahead of the derby on Good Friday.
“We have one or two surprises in store for him too as a token of our appreciation for his support.”