WHITEHAVEN Rugby League faced a tough defeat against Featherstone. 

The West Cumbrian side played away against the Yorkshire outfit on Sunday, July 7, coming away with a 66-0 defeat. 

Haven conceded 11 tries to the Rovers at Post Office Road. 

Whitehaven's head coach, Jonty Gorley, said: "Believe it or not I thought that we could come down here and get something out of this game, with the way that they've been travelling this year, both teams had seven losses before today.

"It's understandable as they've got a real good roster and some good players, but it was like it is not ticking up until today. 

"I don't know if we didn't have that belief, I think for the first ten minutes it was all us looking down the right-hand side of the field, playing downhill. 

"We were over the line twice or three times, Owen got tackled charged the kick down, and got tackled five minutes out and spilled the ball again. 

"Gebbie was over the line, which was a knock-on, Joey was offside on a ten-metre good ball kick over the line, you can't be offside on a good ball kick like that. 

"So early doors we had chances to get some points on the board, we didn't after Gebbie should have scored he threw the ball away and got sin-binned and Featherstone get two tries while Gebbie was off. 

"That's just the start of it, it's just how we are. I talked about our skill and execution as after last week it had to be good. 

"If you don't complete against these teams, you're defending for quite a lot and we did that, I think it was 24 sets to 14 in the first half to Featherstone. 

"You can't do it, it takes the gas out of the tank and when you're not smart enough and not complete it's just a snowball effect and that's what these teams do."

Whitehaven will go on to play Toulouse on Saturday, July 13 at 3pm.