Tony Smith proud of Hull KR spirit as they lose four more to injury

Hull KR coach Tony Smith says he is proud of the way his side are digging deep during a torrid time with injuries.

Already without eight first-team players through injury, the Robins were defeated 30-16 by Wigan at the DW Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Hull KR were dealt more injury blows at Wigan, with Will Maher (ankle), Robbie Mulhern (knee), Matty Storton (ankle) and Joe Keyes (shoulder) leaving the pitch.

Smith said: “We had one on bench for the last 30. We were rolling them around pretty quick.

“It happens, it will go through other camps at some stage but it’s challenging us at the moment.

“I’m very proud of the efforts and the improvement in our defence. Our methods were better today, we bent our back a bit more and I felt we held our own for large parts of the game.

“We should get a bit of confidence out of holding a team who are top of the table and maybe we could have got a bit more out of it if we had asked a few more questions of our opponents on their try-line.”

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