Coach Sheens happy as Robins down Leigh

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - RUGBY LEAGUE -

HULL KR coach Tim Sheens was pleased with his side’s per­for­mance as the Cham­pi­onship lead­ers knocked Su­per League Leigh out of the Lad­brokes Chal­lenge Cup.

Sheens said af­ter the 23-10 fifth round vic­tory over the Cen­tu­ri­ons: “It was a good win and we had to show a lot of courage. That’s not their best side and it wasn’t ours ei­ther but we had good sup­port.

“It pleased me that we were never be­hind at any stage and that we took the op­por­tu­ni­ties that came our way.

“I’m re­ally happy with the re­sult and we ap­proached the game very pro­fes­sion­ally. Every­one did their jobs.

“But we have got some stuff to learn. We have got a long way to go as a team – but it was a great win for the club and fans.

“My at­ti­tude has al­ways been to deal with what’s in front of you – but we are only half­way through the sea­son.”

Leigh coach Neil Jukes said: “It was a good ef­fort and though we worked hard there was not enough qual­ity.

“I don’t like ham­mer­ing the guys pub­licly but every­one is ac­count­able and that starts with me at the top of the tree.

“We are not get­ting enough out of some play­ers. We can look at the play­ers who have not played and make ex­cuses but the 17 we picked today were good enough to win the game. We had enough ball in the sec­ond half to win a game but we were guilty of some poor last plays.”

This was a sixth suc­ces­sive de­feat in all com­pe­ti­tions for Leigh and Jukes added: “It’s re­ally tough to be miss­ing some­thing like seven play­ers but some of them look like their con­fi­dence is shot.

“Hull KR smelled a bit of blood on us and went for our throats.”

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