Giants and Hull KR play out an entertaining draw

Travis Burns

Draws are a rare thing in the world of rugby league but after a late fightback from Hull KR, they and the Huddersfield Giants shared the spoils, after the full-time siren had the scores locked up at 24-all.

It was two tries in the last three minutes for Hull KR that saw them get the draw and a crucial one-point, even if elements of the game prior to that were rather scrappy.

The first half was one to forget for the Rovers as they let the game get away from them but after some stern words and some resolve, they fought back enough in the second half and pleased coach Craig Sandercock in the process.

“The second half was very pleasing,” Sandercock said.

“I don’t think any other team will come here and get a point after trailing 24-6.

“I was very disappointed with our first half but I have to commend the players for their second half. It shows there is a bit of self-belief there.

“We showed some good desperation and we had some good luck go our way for a change.”

Also receiving praise was Australian half Travis Burns, who had a tough kick from the sidelines to level the score,s which he did.

“Travis is a very confident character. He loves that kind of stuff. I was glad he was taking the kick and not me!”

Someone who was not happy, though, was Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson, who was left rather disappointed that his side could not close out the game.

“It’s about attitude,” Anderson said.

“In the first half we scored points for fun and at times I thought we embarrassed Hull KR.

“But at some point in that game we made a decision to stop working hard together. The one-out carries and stuff like that are not acceptable.

“They are not Giants-like and they will not be tolerated. The players have had a spray. It won’t happen again because, if it does, there will be changes, simple as that.”

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