Hull KR coach Chris Chester has revealed that reaching a semi-final was one of his team’s targets for this season.
Now they have a chance to hit that target by beating Catalans Dragons in the competition quarter-final on Thursday evening at the KC Lightstream Stadium.
Rovers face a hectic schedule over the next week or so, with the Cup clash with Catalans swiftly followed by Super League games against Salford and Huddersfield following on in the six days following the quarter-final.
“We spoke a lot in pre-season about what we wanted to achieve this year and getting to a semi-final was one of those goals,” Chester told his club’s official website.
“The last time we got through to a semi-final was 2006 and it’s about time we got there again.
“We’re looking forward to it, there’s a lot of confidence in the group at the minute and a lot of belief, and it’s important for everybody at the club that we get a result on Thursday night.
“My job is to keep the boys as relaxed as possible and make sure they are ready to go. It’s a massive game for the club and east Hull and we need to turn up ready to play on Thursday because Catalans will be just as confident and determined as we are.
“I’ve got to rotate my squad over the next couple of weeks but I’ve also got to put my best team out there on Thursday night. There’s a few tough decisions to make but we’ll enjoy and embrace that.”