Tony Smith has stated the Robins will be ready for tomorrow’s tough clash against Huddersfield after Thursday’s disappointing defeat to Wakefield.
After the short turnaround, Tony Smith noted the need for a good performance from his threadbare squad on the back of what will be three games in nine days: “They’re going to be tough. It’s always tough on a short turnaround. You never know what you’re going to get from your own team, much less the opposition.
“We’re expecting a tough one, they’ve got some very good experienced players in their squad. They’ll be determined to put out a good performance as we will be.”
For tomorrow’s clash at The John Smith’s Stadium, they’ll be several interesting positional battles between KR and the Giants on the pitch. Including, the head-to-head between the Robins’ young British halfbacks, Mikey Lewis and Rowan Milnes, if he can prove his fitness, and Huddersfield’s emerging star, Will Pryce.
Smith added: “From what I’ve seen from him (Will Pryce) he’s a really talented, young player. He’s exciting and it’s great to see another young British halfback coming through. I think he’s got a really strong future ahead of him but we’ll be trying to keep him quiet on Monday.”
Equally, they’ll be a battle on the wings between former England teammates, Ryan Hall and Jermaine McGillvary. When asked about the clash, Smith felt the Robins’ leading try-scorer in 2021 will be relishing the challenge: “(They are) two big powerful men who have a big influence over their teams. I’m sure Ryan (Hall) is looking forward to it and so are we. It’s a good challenge. He’s a handful, McGillvary. We’ll be on our best to contain him and others.”