Saints too good for Hull KR

Ben Barba scored twice as St Helens further strengthened their grip at the top of the table with a 26-4 win over Hull KR.

The damage was done by half-time as Ryan Morgan, James Roby and Barba all scored to establish an 18-0 lead.

Although Junior Vaivai responded after the break for the Robins, a Mark Percival try and spectacular length of the field effort from Barba secured the win for Justin Holbrook’s side.

St Helens: Barba; Makinson, Morgan, Percival, Grace; Fages, Richardson; Amor, Roby, Thompson, Peyroux, Taia, McCarthy-Scarsbrook. Subs: Smith, Douglas, Knowles, Lees.

Hull KR: Quinlan; Shaw, Salter, Vaivai, Wallis; Marsh, Blair; Johnson, Cator, Greenwood, Clarkson, Tickle, Donaldson. Subs: Scruton, Masoe, Kavanagh, Atkin.