HUNSLET have asked whether anyone connected with the club, or who reads this posting – and who has room, and who is able – can accommodate five Ukranian refugees.

The family are friends of Ukraine Rugby League President Artur Martyrosian Jnr, who has long been the driving force behind the sport’s expansion in a country that is now suffering grievously from sustained Russian bombardments.

The five are the wife of one of Artur’s many rugby friends in Kyiv, together with three boys and a girl, the youngest of whom is ten years old.

Anyone who is able to help in any way should email Hunslet’s press officer Phil Hodgson at or call him on 077 8698 0909. Phil is in close touch with Artur, who lives in the besieged Ukranian capital Kyiv.