Head Coach Richard Agar took heart from his sides performance despite going down to a 22-10 defeat to Hull KR on Sunday afternoon.
In heavy playing conditions the hosts dominated possession and territory for large periods but were repelled by an excellent defensive effort from the visitors who landed two killer blows in the second half from Josh Hodgson and Rhys Lovegrove to seal the win.
But despite the loss, Agar was encouraged by his sides showing against a side that have appeared in the play-offs for each of the last three seasons.
“I thought we can come out of it thinking we’ve played a top eight team who probably have aspirations of higher, and we’ve competed with them all the way,” Agar told the gathered press after the game.
“The boys are really dejected.
“On the big scheme of things we’re disappointed but I think being disappointed today is a good sign.
“They’re a good team who have played together a while with some good players and I think for our guys to come in as dejected as they are and the general consensus in there is that it is one that got away from us.
“I probably beg to differ and I thought we were probably contributors to our own downfall a little bit more than that.
“They are good signs that we can compete with these teams and on the big scheme of things over eighty minutes we had our chances and there wasn’t a hell of a lot in it.”
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