DRINKWATER TAKEN BACK BY KCOM CRAVEN PARK CROWD IN DERBY VICTORY
Hull Kingston Rovers star Josh Drinkwater described last night’s Hull derby victory as an unbelievable start to the 2019 Super League season.
Drinkwater played a pivotal role in Jimmy Keinhorst’s spectacular last-second winner but shifted compliments to the man of the match Mitch Garbutt and James Greenwood.
“It was unbelievable to get a finish like that. We started off pretty poor, we went 14 nil down and to come back and win it shows a lot of character about us.” Said Drinkwater.
“They did dominate for moments in that match, but we came through it and we have the two points on the board now.
“I think it shows that we are a good team, the monkey is off our back and we can look forward to the season now.
“It was very tough in the middle, but we knew it was going to be a tough 80-minute match, maybe not all the way down to the last second but a win is a win.
“I thought our bench was outstanding when they came on Mitch Garbutt and James Greenwood changed the game.
“They got us momentum and helped score tries, that momentum is hard to stop in those kinds of games.”
Last night was Drinkwater’s first experience of a hull derby crowd at Craven Park, with the atmosphere catching the Australian off guard.
Drinkwater also commented on his excitement to further his understanding with his new teammates such as Danny McGuire and Kane Linnett.
“That was probably the loudest game I’ve ever been a part of. I couldn’t’ hear Danny the whole game, we ended up trying to speak in sign language.” Said Drinkwater.
“It was unbelievable, both sets of fans were great. I’m already looking forward to the next one.”
“I think early in the season the wet games may not be the best for a half-back, it’s a middle game and our forwards did an outstanding job.”
“The more I play with the squad the better I’ll get, I’ve really enjoyed it out there with the likes of Danny and Kane but it’s early in the season it’s about getting the wins on the board.”Back To Latest News +