Robinson wants to make Gateshead suffer

Confident: Craig Robinson wants a big score at the Keepmoat
Confident: Craig Robinson wants a big score at the Keepmoat
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DONCASTER second-rower Craig Robinson says the side will be looking to put the record straight in Sunday’s Championship One return against bottom club Gateshead Thunder at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday.

“To be honest I think we owe Gateshead one,” said Robinson. “A lot of teams had been putting big scores past them before we played them up there last month but I felt that we under-achieved on the day and we only won 22-6.

“We didn’t play well and our completion rate was poor, but they were a bit of a surprise on the day and we couldn’t understand how they had suffered so many big defeats because they played well.

“But I’m confident that we’ll put a few points past them on Sunday. We’ve won our last five and we are starting to build some momentum. Sunday’s win at Rochdale, who were just above us in the league, was a massive boost.

“It would have knocked us back a bit had we lost and to beat them has given us a confidence boost going into a run of three difficult away games following the Gateshead.

“Two of the games are against Swinton and Keighley, currently the top two in the division. Both have beaten us at home this season but the way we are playing now there isn’t a team in the league that I don’t think we can beat. It is just about being smart with the ball and not trying to off-load it in certain situations.”

Robinson started life as a prop but has now developed into a solid back-rower.

“I’m really enjoying it,” said Robinson, something of an unsung hero. “You are on the field longer, which took a bit of getting used to at first, but I’m used to it now.”