Dean Hadley suffers suspected fractured cheekbone

Hull KR head coach Tony Smith has revealed that Dean Hadley could be set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a nasty injury against Wakefield.

Former Hull FC and Wakefield forward Hadley, 28, collided with Trinity half-back Jacob Miller in the first half of their 28-12 defeat at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.

The Robins’ fortunes worsened late on as Korbin Sims was sent off for catching Max Jowitt with a swinging arm.

KR boss Smith was left to rue a difficult afternoon for his side, which ended with Trinity recording their first victory of 2021.

He said: “We are disappointed, but we are not going to beat ourselves up about it. Wakefield looked like a side desperate to get off the bottom of the table and they played accordingly.

“For us, we were below expectation and energy levels and that was as evident from the start.

“We were not as sharp as we were in the last couple of matches. But Wakefield beat us to the punch and beat us to the ball.”

On Sims’ red card, Smith added: “I have had a look at it and it looks a pretty harsh call. There was a big reaction around it, but that’s what we get with crowds and emotions.

“There is not a lot falling our way but we have got to be good enough to overcome these things.”


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