Brad Schneider: Hull KR recruit enjoys spectacular debut ‘he will always remember’

Drew Darbyshire
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Brad Schneider kicks the winning drop goal on his Hull KR debut

Hull KR recruit Brad Schneider capped a dream debut as he kicked the winning drop goal in golden point to seal a dramatic 19-18 win over Leeds Rhinos.

The Germany international recently linked up with Hull KR on a deal until the end of the season from NRL side Canberra Raiders.

Schneider held his nerve to slot the one-pointer three minutes in to golden point extra-time to seal a stunning 19-18 victory at Headingley.

“I was really pleased for Brad because he only got off the plane last week,” Peters said after the game.

“I said for everyone to be patient because he’s a young half-back, but this was a debut that he will always remember.

“He was excited to come to Headingley because this is a historic ground, so I’m really pleased for him but it was a real team effort.”

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Willie Peters’ Robins led through Schneider’s seventh minute try before Leeds replied through Jarrod O’Connor.

Hull KR then regained the lead thanks to efforts from Tom Opacic and Louis Senior.

Leeds pulled one back before half-time through Corey Johnson before Ash Handley levelled the score in the 55th minute to make it 18-18.

Schneider nailed his second drop goal attempt to cap a dream debut and an impressive result for the Robins.

Schneider earned raps by Rhinos coach Rohan Smith in his post-match press conference, who said he stepped up to the plate when it mattered most.

Smith said: “Credit to the young kid (Schneider), he’s only been here for a week but he’s taken two drop-goal attempts and won them the game.

“We had a fair picture about him and he’s a good ,solid player who stepped up to the plate when the game was on the line so fair play to him.”

Next up for Hull KR is a Challenge Cup semi-final against Wigan at Headingley next Sunday, 5pm kick-off.

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