Hull KR forward Dean Hadley suffers season-ending injury


Hull KR forward Dean Hadley has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

The 28-year-old sustained the injury in Sunday’s 34-28 victory at Leigh and will play no further part in Hull KR’s campaign.

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Hull KR coach Tony Smith believes their dramatic late comeback win will stand his side in good stead for the rest of the Super League campaign.

And Smith insisted he was not panicking as Leigh roared back from 24-10 down to lead 28-24 after the sin-binnings of Albert Vete and George Lawler.

But with 13 minutes left tries from experienced backs Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Ryan Hall clinched a 34-28 victory that took Rovers up to fifth.

Smith said: “There was some ugly rugby league, a lack of control by both teams. It was a bit helter skelter.

“But you have those days. Going down to 11 men was enormous and tests most teams’ resolve.

‘The other thing we haven’t had to do too much of in the past is come from behind to win games. It is something we need to do.

“It wasn’t planned that way and I didn’t set it up on purpose that way. It wasn’t part of our tactics to go behind.

“But it will do us good. It was great experience. And we were up against a dangerous team.

“So, I am not going to be too hard on the players. They are working hard for each other and there is great spirit in the camp.

“The effort was there but we were lacking in smarts at times.

“I was completely relaxed about it. If we had lost, we would have lost.

“So, I wasn’t getting into too much of a panic. As I get older, I might get a bit more like that. I am just willing to accept whatever the result is.”