Rovers need Super League mentality

Three wins from three and sitting top of the Championship table may seem like the perfect start to Hull KR’s quest of regaining Super League status at the first attempt but all is not running smoothly on the performance front, writes Andy Sharpe.
A solid home defeat of the reformed Bradford Bulls has been followed up by two scratchy away performances against London Broncos and Rochdale Hornets.
In both of these games Rovers have put themselves in a position where they had to be efficient and ruthless to put the games to bed.
However, after leading 26-12 at London with 15 minutes left and being 18-6 up at half time at Rochdale last Sunday they allowed the opposition to force their way back into both games and make them much nervier affairs than they should have been.
I realise that this is a new team with new half backs calling the shots and it will take time for them to hit their straps and I also believe the team will be much better with the sun on their backs and a firm track to run on.
However, everything the club and team does this season has to be at a Super League level.
We must have a Super League mentality NOW to ensure that when we play in the Middle 8s against four Super League teams later in the year that we are 100 per cent tuned in and up to the speed of the opposition.
Accepting the lapses we are currently having would be a huge error and I believe head coach Tim Sheens knows that.
Yes, we’ll gladly take the scratchy wins at the moment but we cannot accept continual lapses of concentration at this level of the game.
This needs to be put right immediately.

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