Rovers coach Sharp: It was a shocker

Jon Sharp: "We certainly need to have a look at some of the things and how we executed today."
Jon Sharp: "We certainly need to have a look at some of the things and how we executed today."

Featherstone Rovers coach Jon Sharp admitted his side’s display in Sunday’s 37-0 defeat against Halifax at the Summer Bash in Blackpool was a “shocker.”

Rovers had won their last three matches but came crashing down to earth as they missed a chance to reclaim a Championship top-four place with a dreadful performance.

“We have been good for certainly the last three weeks and racked some points up and played some really good stuff but today was a shocker,” said Sharp.

“I don’t know whether we fell in love with ourselves and thought we just had to turn up but we certainly didn’t do the tough stuff today.

“Our completion rate was round about 45 per cent and we lost ruck after ruck and allowed them to to play too quickly on us and it made the game a really difficult game.

“Hats off to Halifax. I thought they were really good.

“We certainly need to have a look at some of the things and how we executed today. I thought we panicked a little bit when we fell behind by 12 points. I thought it affected some of the decisions we made and how we played the rest of the game.

“We played catch up and it’s a tough game when your opponents are playing as well as they are.”