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Burns night pleases Sandercock

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock saluted stand-off Travis Burns as Rovers bounced back against Warrington with a surprise 25-12 victory.

Rovers led 6-0 at half-time thanks to a Michael Weyman try before adding further touchdowns from Burns and Kris Keating.

Weyman also bagged a second to seal the win with Warrington managing only two tries from Richie Myler in reply.

It was sweet revenge for Rovers after their narrow loss to the same opposition a week ago.

Burns finished with 13 points from a try, four conversions and a drop goal and Sandercock said: "Travis was outstanding but it was a really good performance by all the boys.

"To come away with two points against a quality team like Warrington is very pleasing.

"It's another step in the right direction and it was an improvement on last week."

Sandercock revealed he had no substitutes left at the end to step into action with Adam Walker (neck), Jason Netherton (neck), Kris Keating (calf) and Liam Salter (dead leg) suffering injuries.

Warrington had serious problems too with Paul Wood suffering a torn bicep and Simon Grix a dislocated shoulder.

Coach Tony Smith said:"Both players face operations and it's devastating after they have worked so hard.

"We lost a bit of punch from our attack from last week but weren't far off.

"It was a good even contest in the first half but we needed to take our chances.

"In the second half we didn't build a game or show patience.

"I couldn't fault our effort but we needed to be a bit more smart,

"Rovers looked sharp at times but we were off the pace in the first 15 minutes after half-time.

"There was a marked improvement in some areas though and our defence was better."

The Wolves already were missing joint captain Ben Westwood with a calf injury, Roy Asotasi, Mickey Higham and Ben Evans