Match report: Hull KR 44-6 Wakefield Wildcats
In a nutshell
Hull KR totally outclassed Wakefield with a clinical and efficient performance in which they scored eight tries.
How it unfolded
4′ – Home side hit form almost instantly, an Adam Walker offload sending over Neville Costigan. Travis Burns adds the extras: 6-0.
14′ – Rovers looking clinical and score again thanks to quick hands down the left flank, Kris Welham assisting Omari Caro who goes over in the corner. Burns fails to turn four into six: 10-0.
30′ – Consecutive sets thanks to a scrappy penalty gives the Robins yet another scoring opportunity, which they take with both hands – Josh Hodgson leaps over from dummy half. Burns converts: 16-0.
38′ – Paul Sykes, operating at full-back despite being named stand-off on the starting line-up, fumbles a Kris Keating grubber, which allows namesake Welham to score the simplest of tries. Burns adds the extras: 22-0.
44′ – TotalRL columnist Ben Cockayne puts in his second try-saving tackle of the match, this time denying Peter Fox.
51′ – Robins are in again and it’s that man Caro once more. The pacey winger makes a break, sells Sykes a dummy, then dives over in the corner. Burns misses conversion: 26-0.
57′ – St Helens loanee Ade Gardner diffuses a tricky kick to deny Reece Lyne a try.
58′ – A minute later, Keating steps his way past the tiring Wildcats defence to score under the sticks, and Burns adds another two points: 32-0.
61′ – Keating plays an integral part in the next score, too, utilising his quick feet to send Hodgson over for his second try of the game. Burns lands the kick: 38-0.
73′ – Kris Welham grabs a second try after dancing through the unorganised Wildcats defence. Burns adds another goal: 44-0.
75′ – Pita Godinet salvages some Wakefield pride with an interception 30 metres from the line, though it is mere consolation. Jarrod Sammut converts: 44-6.
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