PREVIEW: Hull KR vs Batley Bulldogs

Tim Sheens will demand an eighty minute performance from his team when they entertain Batley Bulldogs at KCOM Craven Park tomorrow (3pm).

The Robins put in their worst 40 minute display of the season in the first half of last week’s victory over Halifax, with Sheens been particularly critical of his big men. “some of the boys up front have got to pick their act up” said Sheens.

Regardless of the under par performance from his forward unit Sheens has been forced into changes with Ben Kavanagh(spinal injury) and James Greenwood ruled out due to concussion, so new recruit Josh Johnson (pictured) and George Lawler are added to the squad.


Danny Addy is named in the 19 man squad but a minor knee problem may well see him rested for this one with the busy Easter period on the horizon.

Meanwhile Batley Bulldogs coach, Matt Diskin says his men are in buoyant mood ahead of the trip East, despite conceding that it’s his team’s biggest challenge of the season by far.

“We think on our day, if we show up and we deliver what we’ve practiced we are capable of beating anybody, including Hull KR”. “There is no pressure on us, nobody expects us to win”

With the words of coach Sheens ringing in their ears, Hull KR should have more than enough to make it 8 from 8.

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