Scruton targets Catalans double

08 March 2018 04:57:40 EST

Hull KR forward Nick Scruton says the players have been tasked with securing victory by any means necessary, ahead of this weekend's trip to face Catalans Dragons.

The Robins face the Dragons on Saturday, a month after the sides met on Humberside.

Tim Sheens' won an arduous encounter on that occasion and Scruton admits that the team is prepared to grind out another ugly win.

"Tim doesn't care how we score or when we score, we just need to get this win under our belts. Catalans will feel like it's a must-win, pretty much like our game was against them at Craven Park. They'll be targeting us, but we'll be ready," said Scruton, who believes the Dragons, who've yet to win a game this year, will improve as the season progresses.

"We expect nothing, but a 100 per cent improvement from them this weekend. I think they missed Sam Moa a lot during our last meeting, and Mickey McIllorum too. He's one of the best hookers in the competition.

"They play with a lot of confidence at home, and we are know that they are capable of beating anybody in the competition," Scruton added. "But we know we have what it takes to not only match them, but beat them again."

Leeds Rhinos face Hull FC in Thursday's televised Super League fixture and the game is expected to go ahead, despite heavy morning snowfall in West Yorkshire.

The Rhinos are 14/1 to win the Super League Grand Final this season, with Hull FC 10/1 and Wigan Warriors 4/1.

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