Hull KR are a team who are beginning to build momentum following a tough start to the season where they suffered with a number of injuries. Given what happened at Craven Park when we travelled over there earlier in the season Hull KR will be coming to Headingley Carnegie really confident tonight. If you talk about the bigger picture and how they manage games I think Michael Dobson is integral to that and they have a kicking game that can keep a team out of the game. Scott Murrell is another player who is important for them and someone who is very underrated, but he can come up with big plays and I think Ben Galea is a sensational player who has an ability to show up in the right place at the right time.
What are your thoughts on the Rhinos current form?
Our last two performances have been very disappointing. We obviously want to win and I'm not going to play down the fact that we haven't beaten one of the top four teams, but our biggest concern is that we haven't played well and we have conceded too many points. We have seen strong first half performances in both games against St Helens and Warrington but we have not backed this up in the second half. We are conceding points because of what we are doing defensively and we need to change that straight away if we are going to start to challenge the teams above us.
How are the team shaping up for the game?
This week is challenging as we have many players on international duty with either England or the Exiles on Friday evening. Although it is not ideal for players to play games 48 hours apart the players involved are tough people and each of them have volunteered to double up and play on Sunday. They all know where we are in the league and so they have all put their hand up to play. As much as I would like to say we will make a decision for the long term future of our team the reality is we want to put out the best 13 blokes and so we our medical staff will access the players on Saturday to see who is available.