‘He’s everything we’re about here at Hull KR’ – Robins star hailed after commanding performance

Drew Darbyshire
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Elliot Minchella in action for Hull KR

Elliot Minchella epitomises ‘everything Hull KR are about’ and has been one of the club’s most consistent players this season.

That’s the view of club captain Shaun Kenny-Dowall, who was full of praise for his team-mate following their stunning 52-10 victory over Leigh Leopards on Friday night.

Minchella scored a try, made 26 tackles, bust nine tackles and made 27 carries in a commanding display to help the Robins returning to winning ways.

“He’s been amazing for us throughout the season,” Kenny-Dowall told Sky Sports after the game at Craven Park.

“He’s probably been one of the most consistent players on the field and he shows that every week.

“He puts in the effort and leads the middles around the park and he’s a great ball player too – he’s everything we’re about here at Hull KR.”

Mikey Lewis and Jack Walker impress as Robins run riot

Kenny-Dowall also shared praise for half-back Mikey Lewis and full-back Jack Walker, who put in strong displays to help Hull KR return to winning ways.

“Mikey shows when he plays on the ball he’s so fast and strong and we just need to put him in the right positions,” Kenny-Dowall added.

“I thought our attack was a lot better tonight, it flowed a lot better and I thought Jack Walker was very good too.

“With those two going around the field with their speed and strength it gets us on the front foot and they’re so dangerous, can break tackles and can create something out of nothing – they were really dangerous for us tonight.”


Hull KR reaping the rewards after sticking together after Wembley heartache

Former New Zealand international Kenny-Dowall praised his side for the way they regrouped and stuck together following their Challenge Cup final defeat to Leigh at Wembley.

“I just think it shows the character of the group and I think the staff have really looked after us and allowed us to pick ourselves back up after a lot of disappointment at Wembley,” the Robins skipper added.

“It’s a credit to the boys, we found a way to get back up and remain positive because there is still a lot of rugby to be played this year and that’s been our main focus: to regroup, regather and concentrate on getting ourselves into the finals.”

Hull KR face Catalans, Huddersfield, Salford and Wakefield in their remaining four games of the regular season as Willie Peters’ side look to cement their place in the play-offs.

Asked if they are confident of making the play-offs on Sky Sports, Kenny-Dowall replied: “We can take a lot of confidence out of that, we knows there’s still a lot of rugby to be played but when we play like that, and if we show up with the right attitude and put in a Hull KR performance, that we can beat anyone on our day if we just give ourselves a chance and play for 80 minutes – that’s what we can do.”

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