Chris Chester

Chris Chester sacked as Hull KR head coach.

What could very possibly be a knee jerk reaction to having only one point from three opening games, Hull KR sack Chris Chester.

Chris ChesterGreat decision or massive mistake? Sacking your Head Coach after just two games in to the 2016 season because of a poor run of form is harsh and possibly very short sighted.

Chris Chester has been at the club for 18 months and managed to get Hull KR to the Challenge Cup final in 2015. The 37 year old took over from Craig Sandercock on a three year contract.

The game last weekend against Wakefield Wild Cats wasn’t a disaster in as much as the team played some seriously good rugby. The final scored was 12-14 against, but it’s a game they should have won.

The season has just started so teams are still finding their feet. Injuries and team selection aside, what more could Chris Chester have done to keep a job that was obviously win orientated rather than club progression?

With the Hull KR vs St Helens game on Friday, assistant coach Willie Poching will take the hot seat until a replacement has been found. Current favourites include former England coach Steve McNamara being tipped for the job, but the Hull board are keeping quite until after the weekend.