NEWS | Horne proud of players

NEWS | Horne proud of players

15th April 2019

Richard Horne praised a massive team effort after the Dons beat Batley Bulldogs 16-12 in the Coral Challenge Cup fifth round.

Horne’s side came from behind to seal their passage through to the last 16, and he says they all deserved credit for their efforts.

He said: “The boys all worked hard for each other and played their part, the workload was shared even when we were up against it.

“We spoke about being aggressive and challenging them, if we were going to concede we wanted to make them work for it.

“Looking at our line-up before the game they probably fancied their chances, but we managed to dig out a performance.”

With 11 Super League clubs still in the competition, Horne says the Dons will look forward to whoever they are drawn against next up.

He added: “It was a benchmark to see where we’re at, and we can see from the performance that we’re not far off.

“With the draw coming up we’ll enjoy the occasion whoever we face, the competition is all about giving the underdogs an opportunity.”

NEWS | Horne proud of players