In an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post, Rams head coach Neil Kelly has offered his thoughts following Saturday’s defeat to London Broncos.
The Rams produced a positive performance in the first half, particularly during the first 30 minutes, but fell away in the second period against their full-time opponents.
“It’s clear that the second half was a bad performance,” said Kelly.
“But in the first half – and I fully expect people in white coats to be knocking on my door for saying this – I thought we were the better team.
“We were 24-0 down at half-time, but after 37 minutes it was 12-0 and those 12 points came against the run of play.
“We had the better of the play in the first period, overall.
“I can’t argue with the half-time score or the 64-6 at the end, but there were some signs in there we are being competitive.
“But in the second half, after they scored their first try, I could not defend the way we played.
“We have had a run of tough games and we are disappointed and upset at what has happened. But the performances haven’t been without a bit of an indication we are on the right track.”
The Rams return to Betfred Championship action on Sunday, when they welcome Rochdale Hornets to The Tetley’s Stadium.