Both sets of fans can’t say their players didn’t try, says Tim Sheens

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens said both sets of players left everything they had on the field following their pulsating win over Hull FC.

The Rovers beat the Black and Whites 18-16 at the KCOM Craven Park in round one of the 2019 Super League season.

Jimmy Keinhorst scored a try with just six seconds left on the clock to snatch the victory for Hull KR.

Speaking after the game, Sheens said: “It was a classic derby game.

“It was very close, and we had to come back at them in the first half and get back into game by half-time. We finished with six seconds to go but it was a really well-constructed play, so credit to the boys for that.

“It lifts the spirits for us and our fans, there’s no doubt about that. Everything went well, we didn’t get snowed on and it was a good set of footy.

“Both sets of supporters can’t whinge that their guys didn’t have a go. I’m glad we just got home.”

Sheens heaped praise on Danny Addy, who played his first competitive game since suffering a long-term injury setback in a pre-season match against Hull FC last year.

The Scotland international created the last play of the game which led to Keinhorst’s match-winning try.

Sheens added: “I was pleased with the way we stuck in the game.

“I thought we were in trouble with two minutes to go and I had used all of my eight interchanges.

“I moved Danny Addy into the middle and George [Lawler] to the second-row and Danny came up with a great play to set up the left to right shift. Danny is a smart kid and Jimmy managed to get the ball down.”

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