‘Best team lost’ admits Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers head coach Chris Chester admitted the best team lost following his side’s 36-26 win over Leigh.

Rovers fought back from a 24-6 half-time deficit to condemn Centurions to their first home defeat for two years, however Chester revealed afterwards that he thought his side were fortunate.

“We’ve had a tough few weeks, but there were a few choice words at half-time and I put a rocket up them and they responded,” said Chester

“It was a gutsy win and we showed plenty of character.

“Shaun Lunt coming back on gave the boys a lift. Tony Puletua and James Greenwood were impressive for us and Ben Cockayne insisted on coming back on after suffering a bad eye gash.

“But I thought Leigh were the better team overall.”

KR face Halifax this week as they look to build momentum ahead of the Challenge Cup Final against Leeds.

A full report of Leigh’s defeat is available in League Express, which is in stores now.