Sheens: Heffernan “too good” for the Championship

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens believes Andrew Heffernan has the potential to move into Super League after making an immediate impact in the Championship.

Heffernan has already bagged seven tries in six games and Sheens thinks if he continues to progress the sport’s big guns will soon come calling.

“We knew Heff would become a fans’ favourite,” Sheens told the Hull Daily Mail.

“He’s too good for this level of competition. His biggest problem in Australia was that he was injured regularly and was still growing into his body. He’s a bigger lad this year and a late maturer.

“Thomas Minns is the same – they’re both two very good centres for us and particularly at this level. Both boys could play Super League, Minns has and Heff will, I’m sure, that’s a good sign for us.

“Heff has got speed and anticipation, defends well, and hopefully he’ll hold together and we get a good season out of him.

“The last two years he just hasn’t been able to complete a season as he had serious injuries, shoulders and hamstrings and more.

“But to the credit of the strength and conditioning staff, they’ve worked well with him and he’s really looked after himself too.”

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