injuries were no excuse for Dewsbury Rams’ 40-34 defeat at Whitehaven in the Kingstone Press Championship, according to coach Glenn Morrison.
Rams were without Rob Spicer and Matthew Heggarty due to shoulder problems, Ben Helliwell was suspended and another on-loan Featherstone Rovers player Kyle Briggs completed a move to Sheffield Eagles before the game.
Then Rams lost centre Callan Beckett with damage to a knee and prop Steve Nash suffered concussion.
Morrison said: “We had people playing out of position, but that’s no excuse.
“We just weren’t good enough. It is always tough going up there, but I was disappointed with the way we lost.
“Our defence was soft and we allowed them to come through us, which was disappointing.
“We weren’t at the races and it was one of those days sometimes you get. We have got to put it behind us, get back on the horse and get some wins. “
Of the injuries picked up on Sunday, Morrison said: “We’re not sure how bad Callan’s knee is. We will have to wait until he sees the specialist to get it assessed.
“Steve didn’t know what he was doing, he lost 10 minutes of the game so he will probably have to miss this weekend (away to North Wales).”