Robins too strong for winless Broncos

Hull Kingston Rovers were far too strong for London Broncos at The Hive this afternoon, defeating their hosts 10-62 to move to just one point outside the top eight.

Rovers fullback Greg Eden scored a hat-trick, while the Broncos remain winless after 22 rounds of the Super League competition.

In very hot conditions it was all too easy for the Robins, who took an early grip on the game and rarely had to extend themselves to canter to an easy win.

The Robins led 0-26 at the break with two tries from Eden, and one each from Josh Hodgson and Kevin Larroyer, with Travis Burns converting them all and adding a late penalty just before the interval.

The Robins began the second half when Liam Salter galloped 90 metres after intercepting to touch down, although Burns missed the conversion.

The Broncos finally got on the scoreboard after 48 minutes, when Jordan Atkins dived over, with Josh Drinkwater unable to add the conversion.

But the Robins were soon back on the attack, and scored three more tries from Michael Weyman, Ade Gardner and Adam Walker, before Atkins scored a second try for London.

But the Robins emphasised their superiority through further tries from Weyman and Eden’s hat-trick score.

The only negative for Hull KR was a knee injury to Aason Ollett after 60 minutes that saw him carried from the pitch.

The Robins now face a crucial away game at Widnes next Sunday. Victory there would see them climb into the top eight.

A full report and pictures from this game will feature in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express.