Set completion got Hull KR the win at Huddersfield, says Tim Sheens

Hull Kingston Rovers coach Tim Sheens said his sides good set completion rate played a big factor in their win over Huddersfield Giants.

Huddersfield led 6-0 early doors thanks to a try from Oliver Roberts but it was all Hull KR from then on. The Rovers were 20-6 to the good at half time, with tries coming from Andrew Heffernan, Adam Quinlan and Ryan Shaw.

Three unanswered efforts from James Greenwood, Danny McGuire and Shaw in the second half saw Rovers thrash the Giants 38-6 at the John Smith’s Stadium on Thursday night.

And Sheens was extremely pleased with his sides set completion rate.

Speaking after the game, he said: “It was a great effort.

“It was the first time in a while that we had 100% set completion in the first half and we had over 80% in the second half so we just dominated from the position we got. Huddersfield got more ball than us but I am very happy with what we did with the control.

“We started slow and we looked tired but I think our second try really woke us up. It was a drill that we had practiced in training and it worked perfectly, and we found our ground from then on.

“We were scratchy when we hung on but the important thing is that we did hang on. We scrambled for one another and that made the difference. They just kept turning up for each other.”

And Sheens was impressed with Robbie Mulhern’s stellar display in the middle.

The Rovers boss added: “He is a very, very good young kid.

“He has got a big future in the game and has got good speed for a front or back-rower. I think he’ll rave about that fend on Broughy (Danny Brough) for a few weeks!”

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