Tony Smith provides fitness latest with Hull KR trio set for Challenge Cup heartache

Tony Smith watches on at Headingley. (Picture:

The Australian seemed to be knocked out after a heavy collision with Leeds Rhinos hooker Kruise Leeming, seemingly ending his hopes of taking part in at Elland Road.

But Smith insisted that he didn’t know whether or not Coote failed his HIA.

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“I am unable to let you know,” he mentioned. “I’m undecided is the reply to that.

Lachlan Coote is helped from the sphere with a head harm. (Picture:

“We definitely weren’t going to place him again out on the park after that. He’s a priority after getting sparked.

“He’s completely advantageous now in order that’s not a priority. What can be of concern is how he’s for subsequent week.”

As effectively as Coote, Rovers misplaced Sam Wood and Matty Storton to harm in a harmful 12-0 defeat at Headingley.

Wood is unlikely to characteristic in opposition to Huddersfield however Smith has not given up hope of fielding Storton.

Morgan Gannon celebrates his game-breaking attempt. (Picture:

On Wood’s knee harm, Smith mentioned: “It’s a priority. We do not suppose it is an ACL, it is one other a part of his knee. I’d be shocked if he is out there for subsequent week.

“Stoz has carried out his AC in his shoulder. Some persons are in a position to play with them and a few cannot. We’re undecided about subsequent week.”

Rovers have been additionally left sweating over a possible ban for Albert Vete after he was sin-binned for a excessive sort out however Kane Linnett may play at Elland Road regardless of being dominated out for as much as three months earlier this week.

“He’s a little bit of a shock that he could also be out there to us after I informed you he will not be,” mentioned Smith.

“He will have the ability to play on. He is of danger however the marketing consultant has informed him he cannot function on him for a few weeks.

“If it occurs to tear completely, he’ll restore it anyway. I feel Kane will in all probability keep on and see what occurs with the end result subsequent week.”

The Robins have been outenthused by Leeds on Friday night time, a worrying efficiency eight days out from their most necessary recreation of the season.

Smith felt KR’s Easter exertions caught up with them on a disappointing night time at Headingley.

“We have been flat from the beginning,” he mentioned.

“We tousled on two kicks and we have been sloppy in a few of our execution.

“It can occur after Easter. The boys put in an enormous Easter. I’m not going to flog these boys by any means.

“It wasn’t an excellent efficiency, I’m not shying away from that. We’re not glad that is what we got here up with.

“I will not say it was anticipated however it usually occurs. Some of the video games you see after Easter aren’t prime quality.

“But Leeds have been good. Well carried out to Leeds. I’m not making any excuses in regards to the efficiency in any respect. They deserved it.”

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