Hull KR boss tips bright future for new recruit following debut performance against St Helens

Josh McAllister
Corey Hall, SWPix.

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Hull KR head coach Willie Peters has predicted a bright future for rising star Corey Hall following his 26-14 winning debut for the club against St Helens. 

Hall, 20, made the move to Craven Park from Wakefield in a swap deal that saw Will Dagger go the other way.

The former Leeds youngster made his debut in the centres, with Sam Wood and Louis Senior missing, pushing captain Shaun Kenny-Dowall out to the wing. 

Peters said of Hall: “He was outstanding, the way he carried the ball. We spoke about our kick chase and he led that in the second half, making it hard for be full-back and the winger.

“I said it all along, he’s going to have a big future at the club and it was just getting him used to the environment.”

“Corey Hall is going to have a big future at the club.”

The game was all square at the break with an 8-8 score, with St Helens boss Paul Wellens forced to shuffle his pack due to a handful of injuries.

Mark Percival featured in the back-row, with Joe Batchelor, Curtis Sironen and Sione Mata’utia all missing. 

Second-half tries from Mikey Lewis, Lachlan Coote and Jez Litten saw Hull KR claim the two Super League points on offer, while the Australian full-back also kicked five goals. 

Half-back Lewis also scored his side’s first and only four-pointer of the opening 40, with his side now third on the table.

Peters admitted his side struggled to impose themselves in the first half and was delighted with how they dominated after the break.

He said: “In the first half I was a little bit worried. We were off in areas which we pride ourselves in.

“The most pleasing part was we regrouped at half-time. Our kick chase set us up for the second half.

“We got ourselves into a little bit of trouble towards the back end (of the game) but we defended well. I thought there was a huge energy in that second half.

“It’s where we want to be, in the top four. There is a long way to go but we are getting there.”

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