Rugby League: Coach attacks Sharks

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PETER WALSH, the coach of Hull Sharks, severely criticised his players after their 12-10 defeat by London Broncos at the Stoop. Walsh has seen his side slump to three consecutive Super League defeats, conceding 78 points in the process.

"We got what we deserved today," he said. "We gave away two soft tries and lost because of our self-inflicted errors."

Anthony Seibold scored for the Broncos within 45 seconds of his debut. After coming on as a substitute for Matt Salter in the 18th minute, the Australian prop dived through a gap provided by Brett Warton to score. The Broncos did just enough to preserve their unbeaten record, but Hull would have won their first game this year had Graeme Hallas not missed three kicks at goal.

A hat-trick of tries from Michael Eagar, the last of them scored in controversial circumstances, brought Castleford a 14-10 victory over Halifax.

With five minutes left Dean Sampson flattened the Halifax substitute Oliver Marns with a crunching tackle, only for John Connolly to wave play on and Eagar to claim the winning try.