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Sheens Defends Halves After Giants Loss

Sheens Defends Halves After Giants Loss

Hull KR head coach Tim Sheens says he will not squarely lay the blame on his half-backs after their 42-8 loss to Huddersfield Giants.

The Giants were bottom of Super League going into that contest on Friday but were well in control against Sheens’ team and came away with a comfortable win.

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Danny McGuire was absent from the KR side with a groin injury – meaning Josh Drinkwater and Chris Atkin played together in the half-back combination for the first time this season.

It did not prove to be effective as KR only ran in one try, thanks to Weller Hauraki, compared with seven scored by Huddersfield.

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The loss of McGuire was undoubtedly felt by Rovers, but Sheens has defended his starting halves from criticism saying the whole team must take responsibility. “Our halves really struggled against Huddersfield but we didn’t have the go-forward,” Sheens told Hull Live. “I don’t care who you are as a half-back, if you don’t win the go-forward you are going to struggle.

They won the middle and their half-backs and full-back played really well off the back of it.”

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