Chester wants Rovers forwards to set the benchmark

Chris Chester wants his forwards to turn up and set the benchmark for Hull KR this season.

Hull KR, despite an appearance in the Challenge Cup, had an underwhelming season in 2015 as they failed to qualify for the top eight in Super League

A few weeks into last season, head coach Chester was left struggling for props with injuries ruling a number of his forwards out for long periods. 

This is a problem that Chester hopes doesn’t occur this time around, and wants people to see the best of his forward line. 

“We weren’t low on props at the start of last year but seven or eight weeks in we just seemed to be losing one after the other to injury,” Chester told the Hull Daily Mail. 

“But we’ve moved on from that now and we’re not worried about last season. We have a fit and healthy squad, there’s lot of competition for places and there’s a lot of people out there that want to prove a point to certain people.”

With a number of forwards at Chris Chester’s disposal, he says that the fight to get into the starting team is stronger than ever and it’s a tough decision to decide who is making the starting team. 

James Greenwood has trained very, very well and that’s through training with people like Mitch Allgood and Dane Tilse. There’s some healthy competition there in the front row and for me, James Green has been a standout in pre-season,” he said.

“But what I will say is these front-rowers have been challenging each other all pre-season, it’s a toss-up who is going to start the game.”

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