Chester hails Hull KR’s collective spirit

Hull KR coach Chris Chester was proud of his team’s performance after their 22-20 home win over Wigan this weekend.

The Robins fought back from a 6-20 deficit to claim victory, and Chester felt that the win showed the real character of his team, after a stuttering start to Super League in 2015.

“It was a great performance and a great result and I’m absolutely delighted,” he said, according to his club’s official website.

“We’ve been questioned over the past couple of weeks but one thing you can’t question about this side is the team spirit.

“Wigan a very aggressive side and we said before the game that we weren’t going to lie down and we were going to stick up for our teammates.

“It was a collective effort and it was a win for our spirit. Adam Walker and Mitch Allgood played some big minutes for us in the middle and James Green carried the ball really well when he came on.

“I thought Terry Campese led the team really well too. I spoke to him after the Wakefield game and said he needed to take the line on more, which he did today, and his kicking game was outstanding.

“I thought we were very dominant in the second half and we used the wind really well, but we’re still a long way off where we want to be with the ball and there’s a lot of improvement left in us.

“We’ve been working on getting through our sets and we completed at 87 per cent in that second half, which tells its own story.”

Kieran Dixon emerged from the bench late on in the game to claim the winning try. Chester was pleased that the player bounced back well after missing the previous game at Wakefield.

“I’m really pleased for Kieran though to come on and score the winning try,” he said.

“He missed out against Wakefield because of illness and he is obviously disappointed to only play 20 minutes today, but he understands it’s a team effort and I’m delighted with the impact he made.”

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