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Rea laments missed chances

Dragons boss Robinson again left fuming at video referee decision

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Rea laments missed chances

Tony Rea: felt poor execution cost his side the chance of victory

We're not happy and you could see out there that there was a number of opportunities that we threw away.

Tony Rea
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London Broncos coach Tony Rea was still not happy despite seeing his side turn in a much-improved display against Catalan Dragons.

Super League's bottom club went ahead twice in the first half but eventually went down 19-12 to the high-flying Dragons in Perpignan.

While it was another loss, their 19th of a tough league season, they could at least take some solace in a better performance from the 44-6 home defeat to Wigan seven days earlier.

Yet Rea - who has taken temporary charge of the capital club until the end of the 2012 campaign - insisted there was still plenty of room for improvement.

"If you're marking us against last week's performance then, yes, it was an improvement," he said.

"If you're marking us against what we're capable of, then that performance just isn't good enough.

"We're not happy and you could see out there that there was a number of opportunities that we threw away."


Rea bemoaned his side's lack of execution following early tries from Tony Clubb and Scott Wheeldon.

He added: "There were a quite a few chances that we didn't take that we should have.

"We need to look at those and work out why we didn't take them and work out how to take them.

"We can do that as a group and that is the encouraging thing.

"I understand now why everyone is saying outside the club that there is so much belief in this team externally - the thing we need to change now is to get that belief internally."

Victory for the Dragons propels them into third place in the standings, though boss Trent Robinson was again left fuming at a video referee decision that went against his side.

Having had three tries ruled out in the 20-15 home loss to St Helens last time out, Robinson was not pleased that another was chalked off when Remi Casty was adjudged to have obstructed a Broncos defender in the 19th minute.

He said: "We're clearly not getting the rub of the green right now.

"That was a try tonight - I've seen it five times now and it is a try. You just can't get those ones wrong.

"I'll get a report next week about it and I don't really know what else to say about it.

"All we want is for them to get it right.

"We've had quite a bit of talk with the RFL over the last week, but they need to do something about it.

"They need to express themselves to the public as well, it's not a feeling that decisions go against us, it is statistically weighted against us in the big games.

"We keep working with the RFL and we know that is not an open bias against the club but there has certainly been some poor decisions against us recently."

Robinson singled out Lopini Paea for special praise after the Tongan prop helped to provide the impetus for Jason Baitieri, Ben Fisher and Daryl Millard to score the match-winning tries.

He said: "I thought he was superb tonight, if I could have cloned him out there I would have.

"He took the ball in really hard for us."

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