DEWSBURY RAMS have given themselves a psychological advantage in the race for the Kingstone Press Championship Shield title, coach Glenn Morrison reckons.
Rams followed up a 25-16 win over London Broncos by beating Featherstone Rovers 34-16 at Big Fellas Stadium.
They have now defeated London three times in competitive games this year and won twice away to table-topping Rovers, who are just one point ahead.
“They are the other two teams who are already guaranteed to be in the semi-finals,” Morrison said.
“Sunday’s win was a beauty, we played well. We spoke about it being a tough place to go and to be able to win there twice is great for us.
“We wanted to beat London and Featherstone so if we play them again, then hopefully in the back of their minds there will be a bit of doubt.”
Morrison reckons Rams are beginning to play for the full 80 minutes, rather than in spells.
He added: “We spoke about that as well. We knew we had to start well.
“They have got some youngsters in there who play with a lot of enthusiasm and we wanted to knock that enthusiasm out of them early on.
“We had a 10-minute spell when they scored back-to-back tries, but we played some outstanding rugby.”