Omari Caro: Craig Sandercock's Hull KR home truths were well deserved
HULL KR winger Omari Caro admits he and his team-mates have been told a few home truths by coach Craig Sandercock as they continue their search for their first win of the season.
Caro said training this week has been their most intense so far as they prepare to face Widnes at MS3 Craven Park on Sunday.
After successive defeats to Catalan and Wakefield, Caro has no problem with what Sandercock said to him and the rest of the players.
"Craig told us a few home truths this week in training," Caro told the Mail.
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"We have deserved it after the way we have started the season.
"Craig told players what is expected of them and what we need to do to beat Widnes.
"There is a massive emphasis on winning on Sunday.
"It has been a really intense week at training and it needs to be. I'd say it's been the hardest week of training for some time."
Despite the poor start to the season, Caro admits the belief is still strong within the camp.
With two successive defeats, it would be understandable for Sandercock to simplify the gameplan in a bid to break their win duck, but Caro said the tactics won't change after working so hard on them in pre-season training.
"We are sticking with the same gameplan," Caro said.
"We have belief in what we have done in pre-season.
"If we didn't have belief then there's no point in turning up for training. On paper, we should be winning every week, but it doesn't always work out that way.
"We've not had too much luck and when we have our full squad available, we'll do better."
Full-back Greg Eden is expected to return after missing the first two matches because of a hamstring injury.
Widnes have started with a win in London and a close defeat to St Helens.
Caro is looking forward to the match after starting the season well with one try in his first two games.
"Widnes have started the season well," Caro said.
"We can't take them for granted. We just want to get our first win of the season for the fans.
"They have suffered enough and they deserve a win."
Caro has settled into life at Hull very well since moving up from London and has been one of Rovers' better players thus far.
He has yet to make an error and is averaging 9.1 metres from his 19 carries and he is already off the mark with a try in the 32-24 defeat to Catalan in the opening round.
"I'm enjoying life up here in Hull," he said.
"The lads have made me feel very welcome. Being happy off the pitch has helped me enjoy my rugby on it.
"I managed to get down to London before the season started so that has helped me too."