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Coach Iestyn Harris admits Crusaders have problems

Iestyn Harris
Iestyn Harris was appointed Crusaders head coach in 2010

Crusaders coach Iestyn Harris has admitted his side must rectify their problems "pretty quickly" after a run of three consecutive defeats.

Harris revealed the whole club is frustrated after Friday's 42-18 loss to Hull FC in the Super League and wants a reaction against Hull KR next Sunday.

"We've got a few problems to work with as a team, but generally they are individual problems," Harris said.

"We've got to work with the individuals and find some answers pretty quickly."

Harris added: "You come to the a good side like Hull FC at the KC Stadium, you have a plan and a structure but you expect your individuals to deal with situations that come at them.

"If they don't, then you do struggle against bigger sides and I'm very frustrated.

"You can talk about individual errors, but sometimes you need to take people out of the frontline and bring somebody else in - that's what the squad's for, and we haven't got any players to bring in at the moment.

"We haven't got that luxury at the moment, but hopefully that will change quickly because you certainly need your full squad to get yourselves through tough periods in the Super League season.

"It's not difficult to motivate the players - they are frustrated with themselves because rugby league players are proud people and they don't want to make the mistakes and certainly want to try and put them right.

"We will get it right, and it will come right - let's hope it's next week."



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