Chester slams “abysmal” forwards

Wakefield boss Chris Chester was blunt in his assessment of his side’s disappointing defeat to Salford yesterday.

Trinity were beaten 44-20 by Salford, falling to their fifth straight loss in all competitions and, despite having a huge number of players unavailable due to injury, Chester admitted his players simply weren’t good enough.

“We’ve got players that just aren’t playing well enough at the moment. We’ve got players low on confidence and it’s having a big effect on the outcomes of games,” he told Sky Sports.

“We’re missing a lot of quality but that’s no excuse for drop balls on play one and play two.”

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Chester took aim at his big men in the middle, who were beaten comfortable by Salford’s pack to see them suffer their biggest defeat in Super League of 2019.

“Some of our forwards today were abysmal, they couldn’t bust their way out of a paper bag never mind a tackle, Salford were way too good in the ruck and we just didn’t give ourselves a chance,” he said.

“They scored four tries on tackle five today. That’s not good at all. They’ve had a bit of talking to in the changing rooms and we’ve got to be better as a collective, staff included.”


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