Hull KR boss Tony Smith was left ruing the number of errors his side made against an in form Wigan side which saw them slump to another defeat at the DW Stadium this season.

Although a huge improvement on the 52-10 defeat on the same ground just over a month ago, the Robins inability to maintain possession eventually saw the Cherry and Whites run out 36-18 winners, leaving Rovers still hovering around the relegation zone.

However, marked improvements from his players compared to the last time the two sides met gave Smith plenty to build on.

“Our effort was good, I can’t fault it but there were far too many errors that cost us. Those gave Wigan the impetus to score tries at the end,” he said.

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“We have to learn lessons and we usually do. We were very competitive – but a couple of less errors at crucial times and we may have come away with something else.”