Hull Kingston Rovers coach James Webster was left to rue what he described as a “game too far” for his side after their hammering at the hands of Catalans Dragons.
The Robins were beaten 40-0 less than a week after victory at defending champions Leeds, with the Dragons loss leaving them rooted in the bottom four.
And Webster admitted that his side were just too shot for the game. “This was a game too far for us,” Webster said. “I know the other teams have had the same number of games in the same number of days, but we started below them.
“We’ve been up for the other games, but the dam burst for us.
“Some of the players haven’t been in the environment before because they have been playing for West Hull or the under-19s.”
The Robins now have a lengthy break until their next game, a Challenge Cup tie at home to Oldham, and Webster admits he’s looking forward to a big gap between fixtures.
“We now have nine days to prepare for the cup game against Oldham which will give us time to do some training on the pitch which we haven’t been able to do lately,” he said.
“It’s just been play, recover, talk about the game and play again.”