Jukes: Not enough quality from Leigh

Leigh boss Neil Jukes admitted his team showed a lack of quality after they were dumped out of the Challenge Cup by Hull KR on Saturday.

The Championship leaders recorded a 23-10 victory to progress to round six and Jukes believes the result was fully deserved.

“It was a good effort and, although we worked hard, there was not enough quality,” said Jukes.

“I don’t like hammering the guys publicly, but everyone is accountable and that starts with me at the top of the tree.

“We are not getting enough out of some players. We can look at the players who have not played and make excuses, but the 17 we picked were good enough to win the game.

“We had enough ball in the second half to win, but we were guilty of some poor last plays. Defensively we were not far off, but there’s not enough quality with the ball in hand.”

“The bounce of the ball didn’t always go our way, but you sometimes get that when you’re up against it. Hull KR smelled a bit of blood on us and went for our throats.”

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