Catalans coach Steve McNamara said his side couldn’t have played any worse than they did in the first half against Hull KR.
An error-strewn performance in a biting wind at Craven Park meant the Dragons were 16-0 down by half time, and they never looked like getting close to the hosts.
They did at least avoid being nilled, thanks to David Mead’s second half touchdown, but went down 23-4 as Hull KR registered their first win of the season.
McNamara told Sky Sports: “It was a horrible night for us.
“We couldn’t play any worse than in that first half.
“We made so many errors, basic errors and never gave ourselves a chance.
“At 16-0 down the game was almost gone, we could have competed better in the second half but we’d used too much energy.
“In round one we didn’t look anywhere near, in round two we looked like contenders and now in round three we’ve gone back.
“We look erratic. We have got a good team there, we just haven’t shown that.
“Without a doubt there’s work to do. We were hoping to come here and get the two points, but we’ll move on to next week.”
Catalans host high-flying Wakefield next weekend having lost all three games in Super League this season.