Two things Willie Peters wants to see from Hull KR in London Broncos trip

Willie Peters wants to see a clinical performance from Hull KR as they prepare for their challenge in the capital. Rovers are in London to take on the Broncos this weekend, Super League's basement side, after eleven rounds.

It's a different proposition to what they have encountered in recent weeks, with the Robins spending the last five weeks taking on teams in the top half. Rovers will go into this game as strong favourites, expected to return to winning ways after back-to-back defeats.

The focus is now back on league action for Peters' side, who can keep themselves within touching distance of top spot with a victory. But more importantly, the game gives his troops an opportunity to rectify another nagging issue in the early rounds when they were unable to produce 80-minute performances.

"I actually think it's a good game for us because what we need is a professional, clinical performance," Peters said. "You look at the game we played them here; they wouldn't have been too happy with their first half; we had a really strong first half. Then it was a 10-6 scoreline in the second half. We went from being a dominant team first half to them getting some confidence in the second half.

"So for us, it's about mentally staying in games for longer periods; we haven't done that the last couple of weeks. We're travelling down to London and that's a positive because it gets the group together, we stay the night before and it gets everyone united. It's a good opportunity to play a team with nothing to lose and off the back of their first win, confident."

Peters believes it will be a good test for his side's defence too, an area the Robins have not been happy with in recent weeks after conceding 20 points or more in three consecutive games.

Peters said: "When you are playing teams with nothing to lose, they don't beat themselves as such, they keep working hard, and that's what we need at the moment to see where we're at.

"I think they move the ball around; their style is that they throw shape at you and ask a lot of questions. They put you under pressure defensively because they do throw the ball around so much and they get middles working without making tackles. Defensively, they test your system and effort areas. We know what their plan is going to be, they're going to try and move us around. They have a style and will use that this weekend."

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