Hull K R 10 - 44 Leeds Rhinos

Match info: Super League at New Craven Park

Date: 28/04/2013 KO: 15:00 Att: 8,122

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Hull K R

TriesPaterson (18) Caro (79)ConversionsDobson (18)

10
vs
44

Leeds

TriesHall (7) Delaney (29) Hardaker (38) Achurch (40) Moon (42) Watkins (69, 80) Kirke (75)ConversionsSinfield (29, 38, 42, 70, 75, 80)

FT (ht: 6-20)

  • Last Updated: April 28 2013, 18:49 BST

Leeds coach Brian McDermott claimed his side still have plenty of room for improvement despite the 44-10 Super League victory over Hull KR at MS3 Craven Park.

Brian McDermott: 'I wouldn't say we are in form'
Brian McDermott: 'I wouldn't say we are in form'

The Rhinos ran in eight tries to keep their place in the top four, but McDermott was unhappy with the errors made by his players with the ball in hand.

"I wouldn't say we are in form," he said. "Results might suggest that, but I don't think we are where we need to be."We defended really well but we have to be better.

"I'm not going to say there is more to come, but we have to be better.

"There are better teams than us with the ball at the moment and we have to change that.

"This was tougher than the scoreboard suggests. Physically, that was a tough game."

McDermott paid tribute to Rovers for making life hard for them, with Michael Dobson and Travis Burns pulling the strings for the Robins.

"We played against a strong wind in the first half," he said.

"Hull KR had enough pressure on our try-line to make it difficult for us.

"We came up with some try-saving periods, which was pleasing.

"The points weren't easily gained over the course of 80 minutes because Hull KR had a fair dig."

McDermott singled out his pack for credit after they provided the platform for the victory.

"I don't mind if some of the outside backs hear this, but our forwards have fronted up since we kicked off the season," he said.

"I feel we had one or two errors too many offensively when we should have been more clinical.

"That's down to the decision-making from our halves and outside-backs and that makes it tough."

Rovers coach Craig Sandercock admitted his team's play-the-ball speed was not what he would have wanted.

"The play-the-ball speed was ridiculously slow and we couldn't get a quick one," he said.

"Leeds' lines were set and their line speed was unbelievable, and full credit to them.

"The score didn't reflect how hard we played and how competitive we were. But that's rugby league.

"Leeds have some class players and they can hurt you at any time of the game.

"We are disappointed because we came here thinking we could win.

"When things go against us and we are under the pump, we need to react a little better.

"If we can do that, we can hopefully get through the other side."


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