Sandercock: Hull KR will pay penalty for ill-discipline at Wigan
HULL KR coach Craig Sandercock says his side must keep penalties to a minimum tomorrow if they are to stand any chance of toppling Wigan.
The Warriors raced into an early 26-0 lead the last time the sides met on the back of poor discipline from Rovers.
And Sandercock has been quick to remind his players of that this week, ahead of a game they must win to keep their season alive.
"We need to make sure we don't give away silly penalties," Sandercock told the Mail.
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"When we played them in Wigan earlier in the season, we conceded five penalties in the first 10 minutes and that put us on the back foot.
"They were very silly penalties to give away.
"We need to make sure we are disciplined and we control the ball. I hope we have learned our lesson from that game."
For the past fortnight, Sandercock has been plotting a way to try and stop Wigan star Sam Tomkins.
However, he admits that even with the best laid plans, the Warriors fullback can break a side's heart.
"Sam is a player that has the X factor," he said.
"He can score a try out of absolutely nothing.
"If you stop Tomkins, it does help your chances of shutting them down, but he is priceless in this competition.
"I wouldn't suggest he's unplayable, but he takes advantage of any tired reads in defence."
With this being Rovers' last home game of the season, Sandercock wants his players to sign off with a win.
"There is no doubt we have let our own supporters down in our last few home games," he said.
"We are aware we need to put in a good performance for our supporters. It would be nice to send them away with a smile on their faces and to do that we need a good attitude."