Ian Watson opens up on Louis Senior’s Hull KR departure and his brother Innes’ response

Just a few weeks ago, Louis Senior was scoring a hat-trick for Huddersfield as they beat Wigan throwing his hat into the ring for the Challenge Cup Final against the same opposition.

However, the form of twin brother Innes and Jermaine McGillvary ensured he didn’t get the nod at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium as the Giants lost to Wigan in the final.

Clearly a very good winger, Watson has always spoken fondly of him but now he’s headed to Hull KR with Watson explaining that he needs to play and that reserves would not be beneficial for the winger.

He also noted that he would have liked to have kept the winger but said ultimately his need for game time swayed the decision.

“Ideally I would have liked him to stay with us,” Watson said, “He gives us that competition on the wing. We’ve been speaking throughout the season but the performances of Innes have been outstanding and Jermaine has been outstanding so Louis has struggled to get in.

“We speak about if that was the situation as we got a little bit further forward we would want Louis to go out and get some games.

“At the moment the level of reserves is not the level we need at this moment in time. It needs to be consistently built that and the reserves have a fair lay off where they’ve got no games for a while.

“It’s really important for Louis for his mental state and his rugby that he gets some games under his belt.”

He also revealed what his brother Innes’ response was: “We were having a bit of a joke earlier because obviously it was Innes on loan at Wakefield last year and Louis playing with us and basically Innes coming in and playing so well has pushed Louis out and he’s got to drive down the motorway to Hull KR.

“Innes is good and because he’s had that experience at Wakefield he’s his own man. They’d probably love to be together all the time sometimes that doesn’t work out and I don’t think that’s a problem for either of them.”

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