Chester disappointed with sloppy Rovers

Hull KR coach Chris Chester was relieved that his team beat Halifax at home in the Super 8s Qualifiers on Sunday, but he was not at all happy with the performance.

Rovers won 34-12, but the scoreline made the game look more comfortable for the home side than it actually was.

“I was disappointed with that performance today, we were sloppy in defence and not very clinical in attack,” Chester told reporters after the game.

“Every time we got down their end we forced the pass and our completion rate was nowhere near good enough.

“Scoring a try in the first couple of minutes probably didn’t help, we thought we could score every time we touched the ball and we didn’t show any patience, but credit to Halifax. They are a good team and they defended well.

“We created plenty of opportunities and we got the two points. Halifax had bags of effort and we looked low on energy, but credit to my boys for coming back and scoring a couple of tries towards the end. We finished strongly.

“The important thing was that we got the two points and we are two wins from two in these Super 8s.

“The performance wasn’t we wanted and we weren’t at the races today, but we got the result we needed and we know plenty of improvement is required.”

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