It was a bad day, insists Chris Chester

Hull KR coach Chris Chester has revealed that he saw few positives from his team after their 38-6 pre-season defeat to Huddersfield Giants.

The Robins were thumped in their opening friendly of 2016 – and to make matters worse, French forward Kevin Larroyer picked up a shoulder injury during the match, which was doubling up as David Hodgson’s testimonial game.

“It was a good day for Dave Hodgson but a bad day for us,” Chester said after the game on the club’s official website.

“The crowd turned out in their numbers for Dave and he could have had a couple of tries there if we’d executed our plays a bit better.

“Other than that, there weren’t many positives to take from it apart from getting some minutes into the players. I thought a few guys really tried to lift the team today, James Green was exceptional and Adam Walker had another good game, but it was a bit of a reality check. We weren’t where we need to be and we’ve got to improve.

“I don’t think the issues were in the middle. Our edge defence wasn’t too good today to say the least. We were all doing different things which isn’t what we have practised in training and we’ve got a lot of work to do on that.

“Our contact was atrocious and that could have been a lot better. There were too many one-on-one misses but the guys will work on that this week and we need to improve over the next seven days.”