Keinhorst confident Robins can turnaround poor form

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Keinhorst confident Robins can turnaround poor form

Hull KR’s Jimmy Keinhorst is confident the club can turn around its recent poor form and get their season back on track.  The Robins have lost four on the bounce after six straight victories had propelled them into the Betfred Super League top six and Challenge Cup semi-final. 

KR had their first free week since the season began as the Challenge Cup Final took centre stage last weekend.  Keinhorst believes that the break can only serve as a positive for the Robins as Sunday rugby returns to Sewell Group Craven Park with a clash against Salford Red Devils:

“We had three good wins over Easter and, although it’s never an excuse for losing, I think the busy period maybe had a knock-on effect for us,” he said. 

“We’ve been lacking fluency in recent weeks and our performances just haven’t clicked. The cohesion hasn’t been right, but our effort has been right up there. 

“Obviously our first choice would have been to have played in the Challenge Cup Final, but I think the break will have freshened us up a bit. It’s going to be a big test against Salford who will be confident after a couple of wins, but we know that if we can turn things around, then results will take care of themselves. 

“Hopefully we can put in a solid and consistent performance in front of our home crowd this week and build momentum for the second half of the season.” 

Keinhorst was speaking to the media fresh off the back of signing a one-year contract extension at Sewell Group Craven Park. The 31-year-old has been somewhat of an unsung hero for the Robins in the last 12 months, scoring crucial tries and featuring in a number of positions for Tony Smith’s men after a period out of the side. 

He added: “I’m really pleased to have signed for another year. I’ve really enjoyed the last 12-18 months and I am happy to stay here at Hull KR. 

“To get the deal done so early in the year means I can focus on my rugby for the rest of the season. There’s a few of us who have signed new deals recently and I think it shows how well we all get on as a squad and our team spirit that we want to continue to play together. 

“I’ve played in a few positions this season, but I’m keen to ensure that I take whatever chances come my way. Tony is clearly seeing value in me being a utility player and he’s reignited my career in the last year or so.” 

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