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Burns helps Robins make point

Travis Burns admits Hull KR had the very definition of a game of two halves in their 24-24 draw with Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium.

Rovers looked set to suffer a second straight defeat at the start of the new season when they trailed the Giants 24-6 at the break, their only points coming courtesy of a converted try from Omari Caro.

However the visitors hit back in sensational fashion after the interval, not only holding last year's minor premiers scoreless but also crossing three times themselves to rescue a point.

Josh Hodgson gave them a glimmer of hope with only a couple of minutes to go before winger Caro's second of the game, coming from long range, allowed Burns to draw his side level with the last kick of a see-saw match.

"We had two different halves," Burns told Hull KR's official website. "We were terrible in the first half with the wind at our backs, but were great in the second half with the elements in our face.

"Huddersfield are a top team and we knew that going there would be tough.

Juice left

"We knew we had some juice left in our tank late on.

"We just swung the ball out wide on that last play and were fortunate that we had one of the quickest men in the game in Omari (Caro) out there.

"It was a great moment for the boys and we'll take the point and look to build from here."

Co-captain Burns knew the pressure was on him to add the last-gasp conversion, otherwise the Robins' desperate efforts in a dramatic finale would have counted for nothing.

"Obviously there are nerves that kick in when you have pressure from a goal kick like that," the Australian half-back added. "I just went through my normal routine and know that I have to keep practising and kicking well for the team.

"I've kicked all throughout my career but at some of my former clubs I wasn't given the duty as much as I'd have liked but I'm relishing the opportunity at the moment."

The Robins will hope to register their first win in 2014 when they host Castleford Tigers at the KC Lightstream Stadium on Friday night, live on Sky Sports 1 HD.