North Wales Crusaders let themselves down in their 68-0 defeat to Doncaster, according to fullback Tommy Johnson. 

After the game was switched to behind-closed-doors, two players tested positive for COVID-19 and head coach Anthony Murray needed to self-isolate, the week went from bad to worse as they were outclassed by Doncaster at Stadiwm ZipWorld. 

But Johnson isn’t pointing to any excuses for the performance North Wales put in.

He said: “We had a disruptive week, but we still had a good side out and we expect a lot better of ourselves.

“We spoke amongst ourselves in the changing room after the game and we know we’re a lot better than what we served up.

“After a defeat like that, it’s all about how you respond. You can sulk or you can get back on the horse.

“We’ve got to give everything we have to put it right and hopefully that starts this weekend. 

“We know West Wales will probably be looking at our performance and fancying themselves, but we’re not going to underestimate them in any way.

“We’re focused on improving and putting right our performance against Doncaster. We’re all hurting.”