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Smith: Play-off win ‘enormous’ for Hull KR

Smith was full of praise for his Hull KR side as they stunned his former side Warrington Wolves in Friday’s elimination play-off. “It’s enormous for our club,” he said. “Probably not many people gave us much of a chance.”

Last Updated: 24/09/21 11:31pm




Tony Smith celebrates Hull KR’s shock play-off win over Warrington

Tony Smith hailed the enormity of Hull Kingston Rovers reaching the Super League semi-finals after his side produced one of the biggest upsets in play-off history.

The 19-0 victory over his old club Warrington Wolves takes the Robins to within 80 minutes of a maiden Grand Final, just 12 months after they finished the 2020 season with the wooden spoon.

Their reward is a semi-final against League Leaders’ Shield winners Catalans Dragons in Perpignan next Thursday which guarantees a new Grand Finalist.

Super League play-off semi-finals

  • Thursday, Sep 30: Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR (Stade Gilbert Brutus, 7.45pm UK time)
  • Friday, Oct 1: St Helens vs Leeds Rhinos (Totally Wicked Stadium, 7.45pm)

“It’s fantastic,” Smith said. “We’ve been trying to break into that. It’s enormous for our club. Probably not many people gave us much of a chance.

“I’m really pleased for the owner [Neil Hudgell] – it’s been a long time between drinks. I like the attitude of my guys, they pulled together for each other.

“We had a great build-up despite being flat last week and to come here and find enough energy to win the game makes me really proud.”

Abdull stars as Robins shock Wolves

A Jordan Abdull-inspired Hull KR stunned Warrington Wolves to reach the Super League semi-finals with a 19-0 win.

Rovers led 6-0 at half-time thanks to a try from stand-off Jordan Abdull while his half-back partner Mikey Lewis added a solo effort early in the second half and winger Jimmy Keinhorst clinched it with a third try 13 minutes from the end.

“It was a messy old game but we rode through it a little better than them and we grew as we got further into it,” Smith added.

“We were able to pretty much handle anything that was thrown at us. I’m really proud of their last-ditch defence to come up with some of the try-savers that we did.

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Tony Smith gives his reaction after Hull KR beat Warrington Wolves to reach the Super League play-off semi-finals
Tony Smith gives his reaction after Hull KR beat Warrington Wolves to reach the Super League play-off semi-finals

“I thought it was awesome. It showed how much pride they have in their defence and to do it against a team with so many stars was fairly remarkable really.

“Last week we got out-enthused but we managed to out-enthuse our opposition today. We’ve got to find it again on Thursday.”

Hull KR defied the absence of nine senior players to condemn the Wolves to a third successive home play-off defeat.

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Jordan Abdull was named player of the match after leading Hull Kingston Rovers into the Super League play-off semi-finals
Jordan Abdull was named player of the match after leading Hull Kingston Rovers into the Super League play-off semi-finals

The hero was former Hull FC and London Broncos half-back Abdull, who underlined his Man of Steel credentials with a masterful display, capped by a try, three goals and a drop goal.

“He ran the show,” said Smith. “This has been coming for him. He’s had some really strong performances over the years but they’re coming regularly for him.

“That’s what Man of Steel is about, doing it consistently. Jordan’s getting more confidence about him and more wisdom as he matures.”

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Warrington Wolves coach Steve Price called his side’s performance ‘unacceptable’ after losing to Hull KR in the Super League play-offs
Warrington Wolves coach Steve Price called his side’s performance ‘unacceptable’ after losing to Hull KR in the Super League play-offs

The shock result brought to an abrupt end the four-year reign of Smith’s successor Steve Price, who will return to Australia with a Challenge Cup winners’ medal but with the big prize still eluding him.

“We got what we deserved tonight,” Price said. “I never saw that coming, it’s gut-wrenching to be honest.

“Full credit to Hull KR who came with some high energy and played some good football. We didn’t handle it. The number of errors was atrocious. I think there were 21 in total and you are never going to give yourselves a chance in rugby league.

“There were so many pressure releases and we were not able to build pressure. I’m going to have to take the next couple of days to reflect. We played some reasonable footy throughout the season and I thought we were getting some momentum.

“We were at full-strength apart from Mike Cooper and had everything going for us, but we dished out our worst performance, which is not acceptable. We got beaten in every facet.”

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Cancer symptoms: 5.1 million patients on ‘enormous’ backlog, admits NHS Medical Director

Appearing on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, Professor Powis acknowledged 5.1 million people are currently on the NHS waiting list. This was “inevitable”, he said, as services were disrupted by the pandemic. However, Professor Powis is adamant that NHS staff are “ahead of where we thought we’d be” when it comes to whittling down the list. This is thanks to innovative ways of working, such as robotic surgery.

“It’s important to speak to a GP so they can investigate,” the NHS added.

GPs can be contacted via their website, on the NHS app, or by calling them.

Following an appointment with your GP – whether virtually or in person – if cancer is suspected, you’ll be referred to a specialist.

This process usually takes place within a fortnight, although it could be much quicker or a bit longer.

Cancer Research UK added other changes you should tell your doctor about. This includes:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Heavy night sweats
  • Unexplained pain or ache
  • Sores that won’t heal
  • Changes to a mole.

What is cancer?

Cancer is a condition whereby cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably, amassing into a tumour.

The cancerous cells can destroy healthy tissue nearby, including organs.

If the cancerous tumour spreads to another part of the body, this is known as metastasis.

“One in two people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime,” the NHS warned.

The four most common types of cancer are:

  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bowel cancer.

Making simple lifestyle changes can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer.

This includes regular exercise, not smoking and eating a healthy diet.

Author: Chanel Georgina
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US facing enormous shortage of semiconductors & no government money could fix it, economist tells Boom Bust

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order aimed at addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage. His infrastructure plan also includes $ 50 billion for the American semiconductor industry.

RT’s Boom Bust is joined by Jeffrey Tucker of the American Institute for Economic Research, who says the chip shortage problem in the US started back in 2019, or even 2018, with the disruption of supply chains from China.

“That is the real underlying issue here,” he says, adding that “The Trump administration really began to construct a kind of gigantic technology wall between the US and China, and other places in the world.”

Tucker explains that the real problem is that “it’s made enormous shortages in this country and everybody knows that. So, we’ve got to fix that problem and no amount of government spending is going to fix it.”

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