Sheens content as Rovers march on

Tim Sheens was satisfied with Hull KR’s efforts as they secured their place in The Qualifiers with a 40-18 victory over Sheffield Eagles on Sunday.

Justin Carney scored twice on his Rovers debut as Rovers ran in eight tries to maintain their place at the top of the Championship.

“We did some good things – I was fairly happy with the result, but there are a number of things we could have executed better,” Sheens told the club’s official website.

“Our defence in the second half was quite soft with a few of the boys bumped off tackles. The players were disappointed with that themselves but on a positive note we started the game really strong again.

“We broke in a new half-back today with Liam Harris and gave Justin Carney his debut. Harris hasn’t played at this level before, but it was a great introduction for him and he had to work hard. Defensively he had a lot of big guys coming at him, but he handled it really well and in attack he really took the line on.

“It was a good steady game from Carney. He was patient, didn’t try too hard or come up with any real errors. His first try was a very strong finish and showed what he can do, but I don’t expect him to do that every week. He needed that game as he had two months out of football and he settled well.

“Hopefully next week we will see even more of him when we come up against London in what will be a very tough game. We beat them on their turf earlier in the season, but they tested us and we managed to hold on and grind out a win.”

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