Chester ‘hurt’ following loss

Hull KR coach Chris Chester tried to look for positives but confessed to being ‘hurt’ after Sundays thrashing at the hands of neighbours Hull FC.

The Robins conceded 10 tries in a 60-20 humiliation at the hands of their local rivals in the annual Clive Sullivan Trophy match.

“All defeats hurt,” Chester told the Hull Daily Mail. “Leaking 60 points leaves me very disappointed. But we’ll stick together, re-focus and we’ll continue to work hard in training, that’s all we can do.

“We can take some positives. The left edge especially worked well, the right edge needs some work doing to it, but we’ve got two weeks before our next game and the main positive is that we didn’t lose two points,” he added.

Jamie Shaul and Carlos Tuimavave scored two tries apiece, while Scott Taylor, Sika Manu, Mahe Fonua, Mark Minichiello, Steve Michaels and Lee Smith all crossed for a try each in front of a crowd of just under 9,000.

“We just couldn’t cope with their big men through the middle,” Chester continued.

“We’re disappointed with the result and scoreline. The missed tackles in the middle were a worry. There were a lot of them.”

Rovers start their Super League campaign on February 7th at home to Castleford Tigers.

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