Tony Smith’s reaction to “awesome” sell out crowd

Last night Hull KR welcomed a sell out crowd to Craven Park as Tony Smith’s former club Warrington Wolves came to town.

The sell out crowd came on the back of a brilliant promotional offer where family and friends of members could attend for £1.

This sets them up for the massive few weeks ahead with a winnable Challenge Cup quarter-final on the way against Castleford before a blockbuster derby against rivals Hull FC.

The crowd was not the only welcome boost for the Robins with the performance catching the eye as well as they beat Warrington 34-18 having taken an early 20-0 lead after a delayed kick-off.

Ryan Hall was the hero on the night scoring twice as he chases down Danny McGuire’s record for most Super League tries ever. There were also scores for the in form Jimmy Keinhorst and Mikey Lewis.

It’s fair to say that the Robins delivered a performance deserving of a sell out crowd as they played the Wolves off the park to claim a vital win which keeps them in touch with the top six at this early stage in the season.

Proud of his side’s performance, Head Coach Tony Smith was also delighted with the crowd of 10,069 who attended the fixture believing they had a massive impact on his side.

Speaking to the press after the game, Smith said of the crowd: “Awesome, the boys were talking about it in the changing room. Playing in front of a packed crowd, the atmosphere and the cheering on each tackle at one stage. You could feel them enjoying it. I’m pleased our players were able to respond and give them something to cheer about.”

His delight certainly indicates how settled he is at the moment and why he has dismissed links with his former club Leeds where the coaching position is concerned. Leeds have now turned their attention to Australia with Gary Hetherington heading down under today in search of a new coach.

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2 months ago

Powell warrington said anybody would have beaten them ??