In the wake of another narrow defeat, Hull KR coach Tim Sheens highlighted some concerns with his side’s first half display which ultimately saw their fight back fall short.

Leeds led 22-0 at half time only for the Robins to almost snatch it at the end, eventually going down 28-24 and the Australian was left ruing his side’s lack of composure and costly mistakes in the first half.

“We didn’t build the pressure and simple one-off mistakes cost us. A number of guys had the simple error in them,” he said.

“We are a much better side than that but we rushed things. I was pleased that the supporters stuck by us throughout, and I said to the guys that the crowd didn’t boo you off today because you showed you had a go.

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“We scored 24 points in the second half, four tries and four conversions – we know we can score them but in the first half we bombed everything, rushed on goal-line, failed to put the ball in goal… Everything bounced up into their hands rather than on the ground.”