IT'S been very hard trying to hide our disappointment over the events of last Sunday.
We always knew Hull KR would be difficult and dogged opponents.
But with the way we had performed against Bradford and St Helens, we did enter this contest with confidence.
Unfortunately, we all readily accept we took a huge step back.
We know we let ourselves down badly in certain areas, so it's up to us to put things right - and as quickly as possible.
Now's the time to re-focus, get our heads down and work as if our lives depended on it to get the results we all know this squad is capable of achieving.
We certainly shouldn't be lacking in motivation.
It's hard to put into words exactly how much we were hurting after last weekend's loss, but I can assure you it was a very painful experience.
I don't think any of us wants to go through this again!
So, the way to make sure it doesn't, is to learn the lessons from this defeat and come back stronger as a group.
And it's clear to everyone exactly what areas we need to improve.
Overall, I was still pretty happy with our defence, particularly in the second half, and I was pleased with the yardage made by the forwards.
But, as everyone saw, we didn't execute as well as we know we can, and we ended up paying the ultimate price.
Our approach work was acceptable, but the end product was lacking.
We created more than enough chances to win this game, and I'm sure that on another day we would have been reflecting on a hard-earned victory.
But until we start being more patient with the ball in our hands and build more pressure, we'll continue to struggle.
I do remain confident, however, we will change things around.
If anyone saw the way the players were prepared to work in training they would know that for sure.
There's been a steely determination among the entire squad to make sure we put this behind us and start to move forward.
Although I personally think we'll benefit from having a weekend off this weekend, I already get the impression the boys can't wait to get back playing again.
There's obviously no better way to respond to a disappointing defeat than hitting straight back with a quality performance to make your critics eat their words.
We've got to wait until a week on Sunday and the game at Leeds for that process to get under way.
And we're determined it will.