Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos are clashing a fiery affair for a pre-season friendly and it’s safe to say that the Hull KR fans are well into the passion that a new season brings.
Passion has been seen on the field but maybe of the wrong kind with three yellow cards being shown.
The first came in the first half as Elliot Minchella was sin binned for a dangerous tackle on Richie Myler as the Robins looked to mount pressure after taking a 6-0 lead through a typical Ryan Hall try.
It was one of those tackles which in the past may have just yielded a penalty but in this day and age will inevitably see a team reduced to 12.
As Hull KR dominated taking a 16-0 lead through a second from Hall and a first Hull KR try form Tom Opacic, the game got even more fiesty as Hull KR looked to turn the screw.
Lachlan Coote was fed out the back and slipped but copped Aidan Sezer’s shoulder to the head.
Sezer was subsequently sin binned and for his part in the altercation afterwards Coote followed him off the field.
This means that all three could face bans for Round One with Hull KR hosting Wigan Warriors and Leeds going to Warrington Wolves who will also be worried about the availability of Josh McGuire following his mystery red card last night against Leigh Leopards in Ben Currie’s testimonial.
A further concern for coaches Rohan Smith and Willie Peters today is the three penalties given away in 30 minutes for dissent: something no coach wants to see.