Junior Vaivai says Hull KR must deliver for 80 minutes if they are to get a result in Sunday’s Super League clash with St Helens. KR made a bright start to the season, but injuries have taken their toll over recent weeks and a run of one win from their last seven games has seen them slip to 11th in the standings.
Things aren’t going to get any easier for Tim Sheens’ side, as they will welcome leaders St Helens to KCOM Craven Park on Sunday, but Vaivai believes the match could represent the perfect time for the Robins to produce a complete performance. “The hardest thing is everyone knows what we’re capable of as a team and if we could just put all our little spreads together for 80 minutes we’ll be a lot better team,” the 29-year-old told the Hull Daily Mail.
“We’ve got a lot of good players in our team and I think it’s just a matter of playing to our strengths and sticking to the game plan. “We’re at a point where we really need to grind teams out for 80 minutes and hopefully come away with the win. At the end of the day it just comes down to us putting in an 80-minute performance.”
Vaivai knows anything less than a perfect showing and the Robins will be struggling, as he believes St Helens are a team capable of hurting opponents at any given time. “St Helens are a class team and it shows with where they’re sitting in the table,” the United States international added. “They’ve got a lot of good players who have played at a lot of high levels and they’ve got a lot of experience there.”