Coaches know that losses are a part of the game but Nathan Brown was far from pleased from his side’s recent performance, labeling the performance from his St Helens side as the poorest he has seen from his side since his time at the club.
They mounted somewhat of a late comeback but could not go on with it, with St Helens unable to prevent their first home loss to the Rovers since 2009.
Although unable to fault the effort of his side, the disappointing aspect of their performance stuck out to Brown.
“I can’t fault our effort but we never got in the contest and it was our most disappointing performance since I’ve been here,” said Brown.
“Our attack was poor. They kept kicking the ball behind our wingers and we did it once.
“They kept forcing us into errors and we weren’t smart.
“It was disappointing for the fans because we are capable of better than that.
“We had been building along nicely electronic cigarette recently but we have taken a step backwards.
“I didn’t think their first try was a try but we didn’t respond to that.”
The win for Hull KR continued what has been a positive stretch of footy, with Craig Sandercock pleased that his side has won five of their last six games.
“It was a big win and gives the boys a belief they can win away from Craven Park,” he said.
“We were outstanding defensively.
“We conceded too many penalties for my liking but we showed great defensive resolve.
“Usually our attack is not too bad but it’s our defence that gave me the most pleasure.
“They gifted us some possession but our defensive effort forced them into errors.
“We won’t get carried away because we are still in the bottom half of the top eight.
“There is a lot we need to improve but we have been under the pump at times this year and I can’t speak highly enough of the boys.”