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Craig Sandercock’s post match reaction

Craig Sandercock was a frustrated coach after defeat in Catalan and was particularly angry with the decision to award Damien Blanch's try which got the home side back into the game.

The Dragons' winger looked to have knocked-on before touching down, leaving Sandercock to say:

"I have a group of players and staff that are absolutely devastated. It's not their fault. The players and a lot of staff put a lot of effort into winning against all odds.

"I thought we were in a position to win the game and the staff produced a game plan to do that, but it was taken away from them. I saw from the grandstand that it was a blatant knock-on. I can't believe it was missed.

"I got a feed of it and saw it on video and it's just heartbreaking. To get a blatant decision like that wrong is shattering. Again, to reiterate, I can't believe we don't have video referees.

"There are positives but the story goes that we lost the game and we can never get those two points back. I thought we showed some good resolve in defence and showed up well against the odds and in adversity."

One of the real bright spots on the night for the Robins was the performance of Liam Salter who was making his Super League debut. The youngster put in a brave shift on the wing and Sandercock was impressed with his contribution.

"Liam did very well," he said. "He did everything we asked of him, he executed our game plan well and I think he's got a pretty bright future."


Photo: Craig Sandercock’s post match reaction