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Craig Sandercock’s post match reaction

Despite taking some positives from his side's display, Head Coach Craig Sandercock conceded that the Robins weren't good enough against high-flying Warrington.

Having gone into the halftime break 18-0 down, Rovers started the second period brightly and got themselves back into the game courtesy of tries from Rhys Lovegrove and Craig Hall.

However, the hosts cut loose in the final 15 minutes to post four quick-fire tries and put the result beyond doubt.

"When you play Warrington you know that they've got a myriad of international players and you need to be at your best and we weren't," Sandercock said afterwards.

"We had a couple of players who were down on their usual level of performance and every single 50/50 decision went against us. We fought back well to get to 18-10 and I thought that we might just sneak home, but some very inept defending in that last final 15 minutes exacerbated the scoreline.

"I was very disappointed with the way we conceded those last few tries. It's fair to say that we panicked when we had some ball and were attacking their line, especially in the first half.

"We were offloading a fair bit and pushed some passes which weren't on - we lacked composure and couldn't even find a kick at times."

One of the major positives to come out of the day was the return of scrum-half Michael Dobson and the Robins' boss was glad to have him back on deck.

"It was something that we didn't think was going to happen until this morning and it was good to have him back," he added. "Jordan Cox rolled his ankle in training yesterday and we spoke to Michael this morning who said he felt good.

"The doctor checked him over and said that structurally and clinically he was okay to play and that he'd get through the game without causing any further damage. Luckily that was the case.

"I'm hoping that we got through today without picking up any more major injuries and hopefully Lincoln (Withers), Scott (Murrell) and Jordan (Cox) will be available for next weekend."

 

Photo: Craig Sandercock’s post match reaction