Rovers coach: We are continuing to improve

Rovers coach Andy Hay:  "We've always said that when the ground gets quicker we are going to be a decent side."
Rovers coach Andy Hay: "We've always said that when the ground gets quicker we are going to be a decent side."
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Coach Andy Hay was pleased with Featherstone’s display in Sunday’s 40-32 win at London when they gained revenge for a 24-8 home defeat against the Broncos at Easter.

“We got off to an iffy start but came good for a long period of the game and it was a great win against tough opponents who are a big threat for the top-four this season,” he said.

“We lost a bit of focus for a a 10-minute spell spell in the second-half. I think we celebrated a bit too hard when Nathan Chappell scored his try. We’ll take some lesasons out of it but it was a good win after making a long trip.

“To score 40 points against full-time opposition is not bad. We are pretty happy with it.

“We’ve been improving week on week. We’ve got to fix some defensive issues and concentration issues but I think we’ve now proved we’ve got some firepower.

“If we get it together right, we are going to be a decent team and we can have a good crack at the back half of the season.

“We always knew we had some pace. Jy Hitchcox scored a great solo try from a kick he gathered and when they made a break on us in similar fashion, he chased back and took Rhys Williams into touch which was two great efforts from him in the game. We’ve always said that when the ground gets quicker we are going to be a decent side.

“We are settling down a bit as a team and getting together as a group. A lot of new players came in and building that takes a while.”

Hay is looking forward to facing Leigh at the inaugural Summer Bash on May 24.

“We’ve put some good wins together and we’ve played a lot of away games against teams who around us,” he said

“We are hitting a little bit of form and once the Catalans game has gone we can concentrate on Leigh which is big for us. It’s a big game for me and most of the fans.

“We haven’t beaten Leigh for a while and it will show how far we’ve come and and where we are at as a group.

“We are looking forward to having a crack at Leigh again because we feel we are getting a team back and getting the players in who we wanted from the start.”