SMITH PLEASED WITH PROFESSIONAL JOB

Tony Smith said he was pleased with the professional job his team did to book their place in the Quarter Final of the Cup and also praised Rochdale for their efforts.

Tony Smith said he was pleased with the professional job his team did to book their place in the Quarter Final of the Cup and also praised Rochdale for their efforts. The Rhinos ran out eventual 66-0 winners with Scott Donald scoring a hat trick but they were given a stiff examination by the team from the lower division. Speaking after the game Smith said, "I was pleased with the way our blokes performed tonight. They did a professional job and came away with the rewards. I thought Rochdale were very impressive tonight and I went in to their dressing room after the game to congratulate them. Even in Super League you can get these sorts of scorelines and it not be a reflection on the opposition. We got a roll on and it is very difficult to reverse that situation because you just can not get enough ball. "I was pleased for Scott Donald to get his hat trick. Scott has been working hard and has been unlucky not to get more tries already this year but this will give him a boost and I’m sure he’ll take it forward. "We’ve got a clean bill of health out of the game and the four players who missed out tonight will be back in contention next week. Kevin Sinfield came through fine. He was full on tonight apart from his goal kicking early on but he just wanted to focus on his game to start with but he was back in the swing later on."