It was a win that moved them into seventh place on the ladder and above St Helens, and one that left Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock pleased with the performance on the back of a hat-trick by Greg Eden.
It was an unusual final scoreline, as Catalans lead 21-16 before Eden scored his third try and Dobson converted, to give the Rovers a nail-biting win.
“It’s pleasing and I’m happy for the boys,” Sandercock said.
“They tried really hard today and, although we weren’t at our best, they never gave up and I’m more happy for the boys than anything else.
“It was a really entertaining game that seemed to fly by, but those last five minutes were probably the slowest five minutes of my life. That’s rugby league.”
With Toulouse pushing for a team in the Super League, Stade Ernst Wallon hosted the game, with the Perpignan-based Catalan Dragons wanting to take a electronic cigarettes uk game outside of their usual base to promote rugby league outside of their own stadium, with Sandercock very pleased with the venue itself.
“I think the ground and the atmosphere helped the game,” Sandercock said.
“The ground is absolutely impeccable and we love playing on a dry surface and I’m pretty sure Catalans do too, and I think that added to the spectacle.”
What frustrated Catalans coach Laurent Frayssinous the most, was his side’s inability to close out the contest.
“We are all frustrated after that and disappointed to lose today,” Frayssinous said.
“In the end I have to ask the question ‘did we deserve to lose or did we deserve to win?’ And if you look at the game as a whole, there are some good signs and some bad signs.
“Defensively we were pretty good. On the other side, we didn’t do enough to win, but we have to move on.”