Chester: We don’t fear anybody

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has set his sights on a Challenge Cup semi-final after his team disposed of French side Toulouse in the sixth round.

The Wildcats are into the quarter-finals after their 40-22 win and will now face Huddersfield in the quarter-finals.

And Chester, who took Hull KR to Wembley last year, believes that Trinity can go far.

Chester was not entirely pleased with his side’s display against the French club, with Toulouse fighting back in the second half to narrow the lead, but said Wakefield will improve.

“We want to progress as far as we possibly can but we know we need to be a hell of a lot better than we were today,” he admitted.

“We weren’t very good with the ball, we coughed up far too much possession and I thought defensively we weren’t all on the same page today.

“But we’ll get better, we’ll get better. We’re in the quarter-final and that’s all that matters. Who knows what can happen in this competition.

“We don’t fear anybody.”

Chester admitted he feared a Cup upset in this game after Toulouse defeated Leigh in the last round.

But the Wildcats posted 22 points in the first quarter of the match to give themselves some breathing space early.

“I gave the boys a few choice words how disappointed I was,” he said.

“I just thought they just out-enthused us in that last period of the first half. But if you had asked me before the game you’re going to be in the next round, I’d have taken it.

“So delighted we’re in the quarter-finals.”

Tom Johnstone crossed for four tries in Wakefield’s 19-point. Chester hailed the winger’s performance and that of prop Anthony England, who got through a mountain of work.

“Tom is a fantastic talent, he carries the ball really strongly and finished his tries really well today,” he said.

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