Friday 13th June 2014, 20:00 - Round:16

Hull Kingston Rovers

Hull Kingston Rovers

4 (0)

VS.

Warrington Wolves

(18) 34

Warrington Wolves
Graeme Horne,

T Gene Ormsby, Stefan Ratchford, Joel Monaghan 2, Ben Evans, Ryan Atkins,

 

G

Chris Bridge 5,

  DG  

Attendance: 6,850  Official: B Thaler  Venue: KC Lightstream Stadium

TRIES:
1
6
TRIES:
GOALS:
0
5
GOALS:
METRES:
994
1619
METRES:
CARRIES:
155
196
CARRIES:
TACKLES:
333
281
TACKLES:
OFFLOADS:
6
14
OFFLOADS:
PENALTIES:
7
7
PENALTIES:
BREAKS:
2
12
BREAKS:

Double-chasing Warrington Wolves maintained their mid-season sparkle with a sixth straight win in all competitions to avenge their shock home First Utility Super League defeat by Hull KR.

The Wolves emerged from a scoreless first quarter to dominate the final hour, with centre Joel Monaghan scoring two of their six tries in a 34-4 triumph at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

Warrington coach Tony Smith gave a debut to Joe Philbin in the absence of five of their first-choice forwards, as well as playmakers Michael Monaghan and Richie Myler, and will be delighted with the performance of his patched-up side.

Rovers, also lacking a host of senior players, were arguably the better team in the opening stages, with impressive prop Michael Weyman forcing his way to the tryline before being held up and then nearly getting loose forward Neville Costigan over.

But Warrington gradually began to get on top, with England prop Chris Hill laying a solid platform for Chris Bridge and Stefan Ratchford to work their magic.

The home side were forced to scramble after Monaghan intercepted Kris Keating's pass and loose forward Ben Harrison and centre Ryan Atkins were both turned onto their back after reaching the line.

The Hull KR defence finally cracked on 29 minutes when right winger Gene Ormsby went over for the first of three tries in an ultimately-decisive nine-minute spell.

A break from inside his own half by second rower Simon Grix got Ratchford over and Bridge's offload set up an easy try for Monaghan.

Bridge kicked all three conversions, two of them from wide out, to make it 18-0 and Rovers were glad to hear the half-time whistle which gave them a chance to re-group.

Had winger Ade Gardner been able to get a touch to Travis Burns' grubber kick early in the second half, a fightback might have been on but the chance was lost.

The Robins clearly benefited from coach Craig Sandercock's interval pep talk and they pulled a try back in the 57th minute, second rower Graeme Horne taking Burns' pass and stretching out of full-back Matty Russell's tackle to touch down.

That gave the home side the confidence to produce their best spell of the game and full-back Greg Eden went close after more clever work from the busy Burns.

But the Wolves were always dangerous on the counter-attack and they clinched the win on 68 minutes when prop Ben Evans swooped on a handling error by Eden and galloped 30 metres to double his try tally for the season.

Atkins then went over from close range after Rhys Evans had been brought down just short and Monaghan pounced on another loose ball to grab his second try, with Bridge taking his goal tally to five from six attempts.

Graeme Horne 1 0 29 3 2 2 0 10 75 7.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Eden 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 13 125 9.62 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Adrian Gardner 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 13 77 5.92 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Liam Salter 0 0 13 1 2 0 0 6 36 6.00 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Craig Hall 0 0 9 1 3 0 0 10 73 7.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wayne Ulugia 0 0 6 0 2 4 0 12 74 6.17 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
Travis Burns 0 1 20 5 2 0 6 10 46 4.60 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 1
Kris Keating 0 0 19 2 4 0 3 9 53 5.89 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
Adam Walker 0 0 34 6 1 0 0 11 59 5.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Josh Hodgson 0 0 36 3 6 1 0 13 80 6.15 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 1
Michael Weyman 0 0 30 7 1 1 0 10 68 6.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Jamie Langley 0 0 31 7 0 0 0 9 57 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Neville Costigan 0 0 30 4 5 0 0 10 51 5.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jason Netherton 0 0 18 3 0 0 0 2 13 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathon Walker 0 0 17 0 0 1 0 5 36 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
James Green 0 0 15 1 0 0 0 4 16 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aaron Ollett 0 0 20 5 2 0 0 8 55 6.88 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

Stats Key

T: Tries
TA: Try assists
TK: Tackles
MT: Marker tackles
MI: Missed tackles
TB: Tackle busts

AT: Attacking kicks
C: Carries
M: Metres
AG: Av gain
CB: Clean break
DR: Run from dummy half

E: Errors
FT: Forty twenty
G: Goals
MG: Missed goals
OF: Offload
P: Penalties

  • (FB) G. Eden
  • (W) A. Gardner
  • (U) L. Salter
  • (W) C. Hall
  • (U) W. Ulugia
  • (SO) T. Burns
  • (SH) K. Keating
  • (P) A. Walker
  • (H) J. Hodgson
  • (P) M. Weyman
  • (U) G. Horne
  • (U) J. Langley
  • (SR) N. Costigan
  • (SR) A. Ollett
  • (SR) J. Netherton
  • (P) J. Walker
  • (P) J. Green

Highlights

Key Performances

Player

Matthew Russell

Metres: 179

Player

Joel Monaghan

Metres: 146

Clean Breaks: 3

Player

Chris Hill

Metres: 146

Player

Mick Higham

Tackles: 32

Player

Ben Harrison

Tackles: 32

Player

Adam Walker

Tackles: 34

Player

Josh Hodgson

Tackles: 36

Player

Jamie Langley

Tackles: 31

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