Terry Campese has admitted his sadness at seeing Chris Chester be relieved of his duties at Hull Kingston Rovers.
The Australian was one of many high profiled signings by Chester ahead of the 2015 season, with the hope of pushing further up the table the club’s aim.
However, due to factors such as injuries to players like Campese, Rovers failed to make the top eight although this was compensated with an appearance at Wembley in the 2015 Challenge Cup final.
But with a slow start to their 2016 season, Chester has departed the club and Campese has said in his column with the Yorkshire Post that it’s been a difficult few days at the club for all concerned.
“It’s been a tough week. I’m sure everybody reading this will be aware of what’s gone on with our head coach Chris Chester over the past few days and it’s been a difficult situation for us all,” he said.
“I’ll leave it to other people at the club to say more when the time is right, but it’s not been the start to the year that we wanted and everybody has to take responsibility for that including the boys on the field.
“At the weekend against Wakey, we scored more tries but we just didn’t kick our goals. We probably bombed another five chances too so it’s fine margins and that’s footy for you. Sadly, it can be a cruel game at times.
“You know going into this career what can happen but it’s still tough to take and we’re sorry that Chezzy won’t be in charge for Friday night’s game against St Helens. The boys want to make up for everything and make it back up to the fans, the people who pay their money to come through the gates and watch us play. We need to put all the distractions aside and get on with it really.”