Willie Peters Lauds Hull KR Defence in Victory Over Leigh Leopards

Willie Peters has showered praise on his Hull Kingston Rovers side following their impressive defensive performance in a 12-0 victory over Leigh Leopards. The win has propelled Rovers to third place in Super League standings at the midway point of the season.

The Rovers’ defence, which has faced criticism in recent weeks, was rock solid against the Leopards, showcasing resilience and determination throughout the match. Peters commended his players for their unwavering commitment to defending, despite moments of self-inflicted pressure.

“We’ve been working really hard to get our defence right and we did tonight against a very good attacking team,” Peters stated. “We’re huge on competing and effort, and the players showed tremendous dedication on the field. I’m extremely proud of their defensive execution, especially in a tough contest like this.”

Peters singled out Tom Opacic for his exceptional performance, particularly considering the circumstances surrounding the centre’s personal life. Opacic, who welcomed a newborn child overnight, displayed composure and skill in scoring the opening try of the game.

“I thought he handled the occasion well, considering the arrival of his baby boy,” Peters remarked. “He had some crucial moments in the match, and I’m delighted for him and his family. Despite the distractions, he remained focused and contributed significantly to our victory.”

Hull KR emerged from the game unscathed by injuries and are poised to welcome Joe Burgess back to the squad for their next fixture. However, Opacic’s standout display may present selection challenges for Peters as the team prepares for future matches.