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Super League: Craig Sandercock hails key trio after Hull KR's win over St Helens

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Super League: Craig Sandercock hails key trio after Hull KR's win over St Helens

Craig Sandercock: Delighted with Rovers' fightback

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Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock said the return of key trio Michael Dobson, Cory Paterson and Dave Hodgson was central to Rovers bouncing back from a record drubbing on Easter Monday to beat St Helens.

Sandercock had demanded a response from his side after they were beaten 84-6 by Wigan - the worst loss in their 131-year history.

And Dobson, Paterson and Dave Hodgson all played central roles in Hull KR's 22-14 win after missing the drubbing to Wigan.

"Michael and Cory are the heartbeat of this team," Sandercock said. "To have them playing against St Helens was a big boost. Having them and Dave Hodgson was a massive help."

Sandercock admits his side's execution was not at its best but it mattered little.

"I'm very pleased with the efforts of the players although it wasn't pretty," Sandercock said. "We didn't execute as well as we would have liked. But it was a very gritty performance.

"The boys defended really well and showed the effort and commitment needed to play first grade rugby league."

Second best

Saints coach Nathan Brown admitted his side were second best in all areas at Craven Park.

"I could tell by the first few sets that we weren't quite there," Brown said. "Our kicking game was really poor and while our goal-line was great, our defence elsewhere wasn't.

"Our best player was Francis Meli and he's the only one to have had a rest over Easter. It's not an excuse, we just didn't execute well.

"There wasn't a lot we did well. But to hold them out and stay in the game was good but there was a lot we didn't do well."

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 28 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Catalans Dragons 3 4
5 Warrington Wolves 3 4
6 Wigan Warriors 2 3
7 Hull FC 3 2
8 Salford Red Devils 3 2
9 Widnes Vikings 2 1
10 Castleford Tigers 3 0
11 Hull K R 2 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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