Rovers win pleases Sheens

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens was pleased with the way his players performed in their opening game of the 2017 season.

Rovers bear Bradford 54-24 at KCOM Craven Park, and Sheens felt they coped well with the pressure of the situation, and scored some good tries.

“I’m pleased with how the boys dealt with the pressure,” he told his club’s official website.

“The crowd was great, the atmosphere was terrific. The crowd had plenty to appreciate and they have a bit to look forward to.

“We’ve got to build our game and team around every match we play because we’ve bought so many new players in, particularly in the spine, which it’s going to affect your rhythm.

“We haven’t had a big pre-season in terms of minutes played but it was good to see that display on the back of it.

“The most pleasing thing was that we constructed our tries really well. We had to adapt our game plan a little bit with the conditions and they reacted to that well.

“We sent some information on during the game from the coaching box too with things that we’d picked up on and the players listened and adapted to it, which is really pleasing.

“We have some work to do on some area which we expected but I’m happy for the crowd and for the occasion with Colin Hutton passing away that we got the win. We have to move forward and keep the momentum going.”

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