COACH GLENN Morrison reckons the real Dewsbury Rams stood up in their 38-22 win at Sheffield Eagles.
The victory left Rams needing a point from Sunday’s final game at home to Oldham to secure a place in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield play-offs.
Rams bounced back from a 56-12 home thrashing by Whitehaven.
And Morrison said: “We knew it was semi-finals footy, we had to win to keep it in our hands and we did that.
“The players really ripped in and they showed the character I knew we had in this team. It was a really good win.”
Sheffield had scored 116 points in their two previous games and Morrison added: “They were probably the form team in the competition.
“We spoke about starting strong and we did.
“We scored two quick tries and then they had six sets in a row and we came out of that and scored in our next set.
“That showed the players’ character. I am really proud of them, but we have got to back that up now.”
Rams’ victory was marred by an injury to Scott Hale, who suffered a suspected torn pectoral muscle.
Morrison said: “He’s had no luck at all.
“It is torn; it is a long-term injury.
“It is not good news for him or for us.”