James Webster shared his relief after Hull KR ended a miserable seven days with a season-long high as they walloped Castleford 58-16.
Rovers have been in crisis following their shock 36-22 Challenge Cup defeat to Oldham last week, which was met by anger from fans and the club’s chairman.
But KR bounced back in style, and Webster said: “It’s been a tough week mentally and physically.
“A lot of things were said and we spoke during the week, that it’s easy to say stuff to make you feel better but it is another thing going out doing it against a good team away from home.
“We knew the proof would be in the pudding but we were good enough for long enough to get the job done. I am proud of the players.
“But while it was fantastic what we turned out today, it’s frustrating we can’t do it every week. That’s our challenge now.”
An extensive match report of Hull KR’s victory is in the latest League Express, available in stores now or available to buy online here.