Hull KR 26 Warrington 12: Let's play like that every week, says Sandercock
HULL KR coach Craig Sandercock has challenged his side to maintain the defensive standards they set in their shock 26-12 win over Warrington.
Sandercock was full of praise for his players after they produced their best display this season to inflict Warrington's first defeat.
Rovers limited the Wolves to just two tries, and kept the visitors scoreless for the final 49 minutes.
And it was those factors which pleased Sandercock the most.
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"If we want to win games and be competitive, then we need to do that consistently," he said.
"Keeping Warrington to two tries gives belief to the boys in the systems and structures that we have in place. We work hard on them.
"Good sides perform like this every week like Warrington and Leeds. That's why Warrington are the benchmark.
"It's heartening and showed the boys had the heart and desire to defend. Full credit goes to the players."
Sandercock needed the win to ease the pressure on him after a disappointing run of result which had brought just two wins in their last 14 games.
The coach refused to be too upbeat afterwards, but pointed to the debut of Travis Burns as being a significant factor in their victory, as well as praising fellow debutant Alex Brown, who grabbed a late try.
"We're not getting carried away by this result, Warrington had quite a few players out and that stifled their attack," he said.
"The boys played well after getting an even share of the play and penalties.
"We did some little things well and I was impressed with the whole display in attack and defence.
"Travis did well given it was his first run since July.
"He brought positivity, communication, competitiveness and determination, which is what I wanted.
"Alex also went well but, like all our kids, he has a lot to learn and he showed he has a lot of potential."
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