Craig Hall hailed as Tim Sheens discusses Leigh Centurions Challenge Cup victory

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Craig Hall hailed as Tim Sheens discusses Leigh Centurions Challenge Cup victory

Hull Kingston Rovers head coach Tim Sheens praised Craig Hall for his man-of-the-match performance in the slim Coral Challenge Cup win over Leigh Centurions.

Hall was on the scoresheet against his former club in the 14-10 success at KCOM Craven Park and subsequently scooped the Motor Depot Car Raffle award.

Though disappointed with the team’s performance on the whole despite the safe progress into Monday’s sixth-round draw, Sheens reserved praise for winger Hall.

“Will Dagger, just coming back from injury, was rusty and Hally was in the groove from last week against Leeds,” Sheens told Hull KR TV.

“I had to move Hally back there after Will went off. He is playing good footy and Will will get his turn again but at the moment I’ll look to retain Hall in that position.”

Attentions quickly turn to Friday’s Betfred Super League derby clash against Hull FC but Sheens and Sheens is keen for an improved performance at the KCOM Stadium against the club’s cross-city rivals.

Also providing an injury update, Sheens added: “There are no excuses, they played with energy and enthusiasm. It’s not an automatic that you’re in Super League you’ll get through as London showed when being beaten in this round.

“We should have played better but you can smell these things, you’re never going to be as up for a game comparing last Thursday to this Cup tie – it’s about being able to manage your emotions and skill levels. Credit to Leigh, they dealt with everything we threw at them defensively.

“Ryan Lannon is on his way back, and Lee Jewitt too. Lee may be available for either Easter game, Ryan for Leeds away.”

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