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Moss: Key areas against Centurions

Rovers full back Kieren Moss says his Hull KR must do three key things well to compete in tomorrow’s Super 8’s Qualifiers clash with Super League outfit Leigh Centurions.

The Robins make the trip to Leigh Sports Village for the second time this season, having secured a narrow victory in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup on the same ground earlier this year, but Moss is aware of the threat posed by a stronger Leigh outfit this time around.

Moss, who scored two tries in Rovers’ opening round victory over Halifax last weekend, says handling the speed of the game, communication and completing sets will be crucial for Tim Sheens’ men.

He told “I think it’s just going to be just as physical as last week but probably a bit faster. Leigh have been playing in Super League all year so they’re used to that pace now.

“We’re going to have to match them and step it up in terms of the speed of the game and the physicality, but we think we can handle it. A quicker pace maybe suits us a bit better at times as well, as it has been frustrating this year having games slowed down and not really being able to generate any momentum.

“We’ve done pretty well against Super League teams this year in the cup and I think we will go into tomorrow’s game with a bit of confidence at the back of our minds that we can compete. But this is a whole new competition and anything can happen, we know that.

“It’s like playing semi-final or knockout football, once the league is done then whatever has happened in the past stays in the past.

“We’ve just got to turn up on Saturday with our heads screwed on. We need to complete our sets and everybody has got to talk. As soon as people have stopped talking and the communication has broken down, that’s when the mistakes have started creeping in. We’ve got to make sure that everybody keeps talking.”

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