Mixed night in the nines for the Robins
There were mixed fortunes for the Robins in the second stage of the Nines competition held at Castleford's Probiz Coliseum on Tuesday night.
They took an early lead in their first outing of the evening against Wakefield as Chris Heil powered his way over. That try was unconverted and the Wildcats hit back just before the break with an unconverted score of their own.
The Robins then found themselves 8-4 down early in the second period but managed to get back on level terms with James Beaumont going over from a Dave Petersen pass. Again, there was no conversion and Wakey managed to pinch a 12-8 victory as they went in for a try with just a minute remaining on the clock.
Castleford were next up for the Robins and although Heil got himself on the scoresheet again, the Tigers ran out 16-4 victors.
That left Rovers really needing a win in their final outing of the night against Huddersfield and they left their best until last, coming away comfortable 24-12 winners. Tries from Heil (2) and Jacob Blades, plus two conversions from Kristian Bell, saw the Robins race into a 16-0 lead.
Huddersfield hit back with two quick tries and a powerplay to reduce the deficit, but the Robins sealed the win when Jake Webster - who was making his comeback from injury - went over in the dying stages.