Hull KR boss praises duo following ‘one of the best performances’ of the season 

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Willie Peters was full of praise for duo Ryan Hall and Elliot Minchella after labelling his side’s win over Huddersfield as one of their best performances of the season.

Hull KR cemented their place in the top three on the Super League table with a 28-0 win over Ian Watson’s Huddersfield at Craven Park in Round 11.

The side are now level on points with Wigan and two behind leaders Warrington. 

Willie Peters: It was a great performance

Peters said: “It was arguably one of the best performances of our season. It was a great performance.

“Really proud of the performance, really proud of the staff and players with what we did tonight.

“We always talk about no matter who wears a that jersey there’s a responsibility. The players that played tonight performed.”

The Australian coach also paid tribute to winger Hall and back-rower Minchella, with the former crossing for a brace in the victory, the second of which saw him run almost the whole length of the field.

Peters said of Hall: “He was outstanding. That intercept try shows he’s still got it.

“We were under the pump, they score that try it could be six each. We talk about moments in games and winning that moment and we’ve certainly done that.”

On Minchella, Peters continued: “That’s why he gets the amount of minutes that he gets. 

“He needed to look at his game and tighten up a bit a few weeks ago. 

“He’s been sensational for us the last six weeks.”

Back-rower James Batchelor also scored twice in the victory, with centre Tom Opacic crossing in between, with Rowan Milnes converting four goals from the boot, including two penalties. 

Huddersfield boss reflects on defeat

Huddersfield coach Ian Watson gave full praise to Rovers following the defeat, his side’s sixth loss in 10 games.

Watson said: “The biggest compliment you can pay them (KR) is how hard they work for each other.

“It is testament to the work they’ve done and to the team of how hard they’re re buying into what they have been shown.”

Watson however admitted the decision not to take the early penalty cost his side.

He added: “Wet-weather football, you take the points. They controlled the game, they kicked better than us, they turned us around.

“In the conditions they played better than we did. It is what it is, it’s not good enough from us.

“We didn’t start playing wet-weather football until 30 minutes. Playing wet-weather football, you’ve got to be smarter than that. We need to look forward because it’s not working at the moment.”

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