Rochdale 18 Hull KR 28: Tim Sheens looks for attacking improvements

Thomas Minns of Hull KR.
Thomas Minns of Hull KR.
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Tim Sheens saw his Hull KR side go top of the league after beating Rochdale 28-18 but still believes they can sharpen up in attack.

The Robins head coach saw his side overcome a poor completion rate to earn tries from Thomas Minns (2), Kieren Moss, Andrew Heffernan and Shaun Lunt. Jamie Ellis kicked four goals.

Sheens said: “We didn’t complete well enough but the conditions were terrible. It was an ugly game but I’m happy that our defence improved on last week.

“Our attitude was better, there were some good hits going in and our contact was better to force some errors. On the edge, we were much improved and we handled their kicks pretty well, aside from their first try.

“We gave Rochdale a chance to stay in the game with our execution. We need to stop rushing things and complete better.

“We play too up tempo on their goal line and we need to learn to settle down.

“When we do that and take our time, we score points as we showed against Bradford. We are chasing our tails a little bit after conceding the first try but overall I was happy with our attitude.

“I still feel we threatened more and were the better team on the day.”