Chester blasts KR errors; RUGBY LEAGUE - FIRST UTILITY SUPER LEAGUE FI.
Byline: Gareth Walker
Catalans 32 Hull KR 24 HULL Kingston Rovers coach Chris Chester lamented his side''s poor handling as their away-day blues continued.
The Robins have yet to win outside their home city this season, with their only away victory coming in the Easter derby with Hull FC.
Gadwin Springer led a French revival as Catalans Dragons bounced back to winning ways. Young forward Springer scored a first-half try and proved a handful throughout as the home side eased the pressure on coach Laurent Frayssinous.
French internationals Jason Baitieri, Eloi Pelissier and Benjamin Garcia also crossed to move the Dragons back into the top eight.
Chester said: It''s fine margins. We coughed up too much ball and spoke about that at half-time. We made too many errors in key parts of the game. But credit to Catalans - I thought they edged it over the 80 minutes and deserved the win.
Hull KR, missing key men Shaun Lunt, Darrell Goulding and Kris Welham, battled gallantly for much of an entertaining contest, but apart from a short first-half spell, were always chasing the game.
Catalans were boosted by the return of Aussie star Todd Carney at stand-off, but it was the club's homegrown players that took most of the plaudits.
And victory in the rain was the perfect tonic for Frayssinous after just two wins from the Dragons previous eight matches.
He said: The objective was achieved tonight with two points from the win, despite difficult conditions.
GUTTED: Hull coach Chester