Campese and Dixon earn praise following KR’s mauling of Wakefield

Triumphant Hull KR coach James Webster heaped praise on Terry Campese and Kieran Dixon after the pair instigated Rovers’ crucial victory over Wakefield.

A ten-try rout saw Campese orchestrate the Robins in both attack and defence while Dixon scored a hat-trick.

Webster admitted that his decision to rest Campese last week paid off, having left the former Canberra star out of the squad that lost to Catalans.

The 31-year-old has suffered a string of hamstring injuries in recent times, making Webster wary of his star man’s long-term fitness. However, he was delighted with Campese’ impact following his return to the side.

“Terry coming back helps us massively,” Webster said. “People probably think we were targeting this game but the medical advice was for him to miss that game.

“We decided to take that punt a long time ago. It’s a nice victory and it probably proves we made the right decision.”

As for Dixon, Webster revealed he was only placed in the team hours before the game.

“Kieran only realised he was going to play at lunchtime today when Joe Wardill cried off so full credit to him,” Webster said.

“He played well. There is a lot of facets in his game that other people don’t have. He realises has to be as consistent as he was tonight and, if he can be, then he has a big future.”

A full report will be in Monday’s League Express.