Leigh Leopards are battling with Wigan Warriors and St Helens in the top four and are above the likes of Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC and others in the Super League table.
In fact, they even lifted the Challenge Cup trophy for the first time since 1971 as they defeated Hull KR at Wembley.
That was their third win over the Robins this year leaving Hull KR wanting revenge as they met last night and they certainly got it plough through Leigh to claim a 52-10 win.
Leigh trailed 30-0 at the break in what was perhaps their worst showing of the season and their biggest defeat since 2021.
After the game, Adrian Lam slammed the performance as “embarrassing.”
“A little bit embarrassing. Coming up here, after a full week of prep and we will deal with that tomorrow and all through that.
“It is just an attitude. A few of the boys have current niggling injuries. But we just had a poor attitude.
“But look, I’ll back them. We’re going to be okay. We were nervous about this happening after the cup.
“I’m sure we will get back at it next week.”
When asked about critics saying their season is over after their cup win, he said: “That’s fine, anyone can have their opinion. That’s fine.
“We just have to stick to the process. We are going to have moments like this, it hurts, it hurts your ego.
“We will bounce back. I’m sure we will, we have Huddersfield at home next week and I am sure it will be a completely different outcome.”
This came on a great night for Hull KR who laid down a real marker early on who caused an awful lot of damage with some top notch rugby league from a much more balanced Hull KR side.
After a really strong start, Hull KR probed the line and as Brad Schneider moved across the pitch before a short ball and a great angled run allowed Shaun Kenny-Dowall to carve through and score.
After a yellow card against Leigh at Wembley which resulted in a ban, Minchella meant business as he powered over after good work from Matt Parcell.
A great player saw Mikey Lewis generate space and Ryan Hall danced down the touch line before a forward roll over the line saw him touch down.
Jack Walker was having a superb game for the Robins in a rare appearance and he linked up in a sweeping play to feed Louis Senior to score who produced a scruffy finish.
After an error from Tom Briscoe after a high kick, Lewis was on hand to take the bouncing ball and score in the corner.
The Robins then added another try with Ryan Hall devastating down the wing again before feeding the ball back inside for Shaun Kenny-Dowall to score again as the Robins gained revenge for their defeat at Wembley against Leigh in golden point.