Craig Sandercock calls for a disciplined display from Hull KR against Widnes
HULL KR coach Craig Sandercock says his side has paid the penalty for poor discipline so far this season.
And he says they must clean up their act tomorrow if they are to secure their first win of the season at home to Widnes.
Rovers have been starved of possession, particularly in the opening halves, in losses to both Catalan and Wakefield.
And Sandercock expects his players to put right the wrongs of the previous two weeks against the Vikings.
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"Some of the penalties we have conceded have been down to luck and 50/50 calls, but others have been down to pure ill discipline, which we can sort out," Sandercock said.
"We have let ourselves down with the amount of defending we have had to do.
"Against Catalan we made twice as many tackles as they did, then against Wakefield they had nine sets to our one in a 15-minute period in the first half.
"It becomes a lot easier if we don't have to defend back-to-back sets."
Keen to ensure Rovers start addressing their problems, the KR coach has stressed he will drop players who continually cost his side possession.
But, of the 18 players used this season, only four have an unblemished record and have not conceded a penalty so far.
"If it's the same player making the same mistakes then they won't be in the team," Sandercock said.
"If we do it week after week, then we'll end up with the same results.
"So far, it hasn't been the same player giving them away, so we can't say it's one particular player. That's why I'm confident we can sort it out.
"I'll tell my players if we concede a penalty, not to concede the next four in a row. With younger kids, you tend to get penalised and we have to learn from it."