Sheens relieved to clinch promotion

10 September 2017 21:36:05 GMTPlus11

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens admitted sealing promotion back to Super League following relegation 12 months ago had been far from easy.

Ryan Shaw's try proved decisive on Saturday as the Robins beat Widnes 12-6 while Warrington also confirmed they will be playing in Super League again next year after they saw off Leigh Centurions 32-30.

The Wolves and Hull KR have both won all five of their qualifiers, while Widnes and Catalans Dragons have six points to their name and Leigh four.

Sheens said after his team's victory: "I didn't realise it was my 700th game. Obviously it's a game that I'll remember, that's for sure.

"I was employed to get the team back into Super League and we've done it. It's a bit surreal really, we've got two games to go. It felt like a Grand Final.

"It's been by the skin of our teeth. It's not all been pretty but when you get to the semi-finals - and this is what they are - you just need to get across the line. There's been some grit and desperation."

Meanwhile, Castleford Tigers areĀ 1.53 to win the Grand Final and Leeds Rhinos can be backed at 2.50.

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