“A LOT OF THE WIN WAS DOWN TO MENTAL TOUGHNESS” – DAGGER
Hull Kingston Rovers’ Will Dagger highlighted the sides mental toughness as a key factor in their hard-fought win over Wakefield Trinity.
Danny McGuire’s solitary try was enough to earn a 10-6 victory at the Mobile Rocket stadium, however, Dagger reserved his compliments for a huge effort from the Rovers forwards.
“The conditions changed the game, I think that the middles worked really hard for us today in tough conditions, but they got through loads of work.” Said Dagger.
“I also thought Oaksey (Will Oakes) did really well on his first game, getting the ball out with plenty of yardage – so I think that set out a platform.”
“I think a lot of the win was down to mental toughness, especially with the tough conditions you just have to give it your all and put your body on the line against big men.”
“In the week we were saying we need to come here and get one over on these, we need to be mentally and physically tougher.”
“I think we showed that today with how we played, taking the ball set for set and completing as much as we can.”
Reigning Challenge Cup winners Catalans Dragons are next up for the Robins, with Dagger insisting the mentality of the side needs to stay exactly the same.
Dagger also paid compliment to the huge support of the Rovers faithful this season, as he looks forward to another game at Craven Park.
“I think we have to take it the same as this one, Catalan have got some big forwards, so we have to play the similar game.” Said Dagger
“Hopefully the weather might not be as bad, so that means we can play some better rugby for the fans.”
“We need that composure and backing from the fans if they are behind us and keeping up going, they help us get a role on.”
“The fans have been awesome they always are, hopefully, if they keep turning up, so can we.”
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