His interchanges did impress him, however.
“I think a few players played themselves into the team next week,” he said.
“I thought Donaldson and Green, the whole bench really, gave us a lift when our backs were against the wall.
“But the flipside is the players who have probably played themselves out of a spot next week.
“We just weren’t good enough defensively and there were some really poor contacts, especially on the edges.”
With Rovers now confirmed as participants in the The Qualifiers section of the Super 8s, focus has become much more intensely directed onto Saturday’s semi final.
“It’s a game that we’re looking forward to, that’s our focus and our priority now,” Chester added.
“We’ll start building the boys up during the week. It’s a game we all want to win and we want to get to Wembley.”