Reittie: Worrincy will recover from Bramall Lane shocker

Rob Worrincy
Rob Worrincy

Halifax winger Wayne Reittie has insisted fellow flanker Rob Worrincy will recover “no problem” from Friday’s horror first half at Sheffield.

Worrincy, widely considered to be one of the best wingers outside Super League, was replaced by Reittie midway through the opening period at Bramall Lane after struggling to deal with the Eagles’ kicking game.

The Londoner returned after the break to post a dynamic performance with the ball-in-hand, leaving Reittie to defend both him and the other starting winger, Lee Paterson, who also dropped a late clanger as the Eagles ground out a 31-18 victory.

“In the end, we’re a team and we win together and lose together,” said Reittie.

“You can’t fault anyone for effort, we just made some errors.

“Wing is a difficult position, especially against a team like Sheffield who like to do a lot of crossfield kicks and are very good at them.

“We could maybe have assisted Rob and Lee a bit more in making those catches; given them a bit more protection off the ball.

“Anyone who’s played there will tell you: you can’t drop those, because it is costly.

“It’s tough, but there’s no room for error.

“But everyone knows what a brilliant player Rob is, and he went really well when he went back out there.

“He’s got everything people want to see in a winger, pace, strength, the lot.

“He’ll bounce back, no problem at all.”