Hull Kingston Rovers 36-10 Warrington Wolves

Friday 19th June 2015
KO: 20:00 - Round: 19

36-10 FT

HT: 10 6

Attendance: 7,455

Official: J Child

Venue: KC Lightstream Stadium

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Ken Sio, Josh Mantellato, Kieran Dixon, Liam Salter, Tyrone McCarthy, Kris Welham,

  • Goals
    Josh Mantellato 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Chris Hill, Gene Ormsby,

  • Goals
    Declan Patton,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Hull KR shrugged off the absence of their inspirational captain Terry Campese to keep alive their top-eight hopes in First Utility Super League with an impressive 36-10 win over faltering Warrington Wolves.

Rovers coach Chris Chester set his side the target of winning four of their last six matches to climb out of the bottom four and this could prove to be a huge result as they ran out comfortable six-try winners to draw level on points with eighth-placed Hull FC.

While the Robins are rocking, the Wolves are clearly reeling after collapsing to a third defeat in their last four games to lose more ground on the top four.

Warrington had a new half-back pairing in Declan Patton and Chris Bridge in the absence of Gareth O'Brien and Richie Myler but they were no match for Rovers' Maurice Blair and Albert Kelly, who combined superbly, while Kieran Dixon made the most of his recall by producing a dazzling performance at full-back for the hosts.

There was little hint of the one-sided second half when powerful surges from Warrington's front-row pair Ashton Sims and Chris Hill got the visitors on the front foot, and they combined for the first try of the game after hooker Daryl Clark had created the position by charging down Kelly's attempted clearance kick.

Sims' short ball got his fellow prop charging into a gap for only his third try of the season, which was goaled by Patton.

Rovers relied on the dashing runs of the ever-willing Kelly as they initially struggled for creativity in the absence of their skipper but they found a purple patch just before half-time to turn a 6-0 deficit into a 10-6 lead.

Kelly's cut-out pass enabled centre Liam Salter to release Ken Sio and the winger evaded Stefan Ratchford's last-ditch tackle to cross at the corner five minutes before the break for his 15th try of the season.

The home side needed a touch of good fortune for their second try, with Warrington captain Joel Monaghan safely gathering Kelly's high kick but then losing the ball in Kris Welham's thunderous challenge, enabling Blair to pick up and get winger Josh Mantellato over.

Mantellato kicked his first goal to open up a four-point interval lead and the home side re-emerged for the second half with their confidence renewed.

Dixon demonstrated electric footwork to cut a swathe through the heart of the Wolves defence before wrong-footing Ratchford on his way to the line.

Rovers were on a roll at that stage and they stretched their lead on 53 minutes when Sio palmed back Kelly's high ball for Salter to touch down.

Mantellato kicked both conversions to make it 22-6 but winger Gene Ormsby gave Warrington renewed hope when he took Ratchford's pass to go over at the corner for his side's second try.

It proved to be only a minor irritation for Hull KR, however, as they cruised through the final quarter.

Another mazy run from deep by Dixon got them back on the attack and acting captain Tyrone McCarthy chased Kelly's grubber kick on the last tackle to touch down against his old club before Welham went over on the crash ball for his side's sixth try.

Mantellato kept the scoreboard ticking over with two penalties, taking his goal tally to six from eight attempts to put the seal on a tremendous win.

  • 80: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 78: Interchange Off for Hull K R, John Boudebza Off
  • 78: Interchange On for Hull K R, Aaron Ollett On
  • 75: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 74: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Kris Welham
  • 73: Interchange Off for Warrington, Ben Harrison Off
  • 73: Interchange On for Warrington, Joe Philbin On
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 67: Interchange On for Hull K R, John Boudebza On
  • 67: Interchange Off for Hull K R, Aaron Ollett Off
  • 64: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Tyrone McCarthy
  • 62: Interchange Off for Hull K R, James Donaldson Off
  • 62: Interchange Off for Hull K R, James Greenwood Off
  • 62: Interchange On for Hull K R, Tony Puletua On
  • 62: Interchange On for Hull K R, Tyrone McCarthy On
  • 58: TRY! scored for Warrington by Gene Ormsby
  • 56: Interchange On for Warrington, Daryl Clark On
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 56: Interchange On for Warrington, Ben Harrison On
  • 56: Interchange Off for Warrington, George King Off
  • 56: Interchange Off for Warrington, Brad Dwyer Off
  • 54: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Liam Salter
  • 53: Interchange On for Hull K R, Adam Walker On
  • 53: Interchange Off for Hull K R, Jordan Cox Off
  • 51: Interchange On for Warrington, Ashton Sims On
  • 51: Interchange Off for Warrington, Roy Asotasi Off
  • 51: Interchange Off for Warrington, Joe Philbin Off
  • 51: Interchange On for Warrington, Chris Hill On
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 47: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Kieran Dixon
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 39: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 36: Interchange On for Hull K R, Jordan Cox On
  • 36: Interchange Off for Hull K R, Adam Walker Off
  • 36: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ken Sio
  • 33: Interchange On for Warrington, Brad Dwyer On
  • 33: Interchange Off for Warrington, Daryl Clark Off
  • 31: Interchange On for Hull K R, James Greenwood On
  • 31: Interchange Off for Hull K R, Tony Puletua Off
  • 30: Interchange On for Hull K R, Aaron Ollett On
  • 30: Interchange Off for Hull K R, John Boudebza Off
  • 28: Interchange Off for Warrington, Chris Hill Off
  • 28: Interchange On for Warrington, Joe Philbin On
  • 28: Interchange On for Hull K R, James Donaldson On
  • 28: Interchange Off for Hull K R, Tyrone McCarthy Off
  • 25: Interchange On for Warrington, George King On
  • 25: Interchange Off for Warrington, Ben Harrison Off
  • 24: Interchange On for Warrington, Roy Asotasi On
  • 24: Interchange Off for Warrington, Ashton Sims Off
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 11: TRY! scored for Warrington by Chris Hill
  • Key Performers

    Ken Sio

    Metres 176
    3 3

    Kieran Dixon

    Metres 185
    3 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 12
    Warrington Wolves 4

    Goals:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 12
    Warrington Wolves 2

    METRES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 1484
    Warrington Wolves 1015

    CARRIES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 191
    Warrington Wolves 137

    TACKLES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 303
    Warrington Wolves 366

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 10
    Warrington Wolves 6

    PENALTIES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 4
    Warrington Wolves 8

    BREAKS:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 3
    Warrington Wolves 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kieran Dixon 1 0 2 0 1 10 0 18 185 10.28 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ken Sio 1 1 4 0 0 5 0 13 176 13.54 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Salter 1 1 13 3 3 1 0 14 86 6.14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kris Welham 1 0 13 2 1 3 0 14 95 6.79 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Mantellato 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 11 92 8.36 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0
    Tyrone McCarthy 1 0 20 3 0 1 0 13 77 5.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Maurice Blair 0 3 14 2 2 1 4 13 107 8.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Albert Kelly 0 1 22 4 1 4 10 5 42 8.40 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Walker 0 0 29 4 1 1 0 16 106 6.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    John Boudebza 0 0 37 11 0 0 0 4 35 8.75 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Puletua 0 0 25 3 2 1 0 16 113 7.06 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Larroyer 0 0 38 10 2 0 0 12 46 3.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Graeme Horne 0 0 24 3 1 0 0 12 78 6.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    James Donaldson 0 0 18 2 2 4 0 10 81 8.10 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Aaron Ollett 0 0 10 0 0 1 0 2 12 6.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Cox 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 9 89 9.89 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James Greenwood 0 0 20 4 0 1 0 9 64 7.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Gene Ormsby 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 12 87 7.25 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Hill 1 0 40 5 2 3 0 13 113 8.69 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Stefan Ratchford 0 1 10 2 2 2 1 8 58 7.25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Monaghan 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 8 57 7.13 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Toby King 0 0 24 4 2 1 0 10 72 7.20 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 15 2 1 2 0 10 82 8.20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Bridge 0 0 26 4 3 1 3 6 18 3.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Declan Patton 0 0 8 1 1 0 3 5 37 7.40 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0
    Daryl Clark 0 0 28 4 4 2 1 10 104 10.40 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ashton Sims 0 1 27 0 2 1 0 15 100 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    James Laithwaite 0 0 42 10 2 0 0 6 33 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Westwood 0 0 24 3 2 0 0 10 78 7.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Harrison 0 0 32 10 3 0 0 4 18 4.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Roy Asotasi 0 0 19 3 1 1 0 8 64 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 13 2 5 1 0 1 5 5.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 16 0 2 1 0 2 23 11.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    George King 0 0 28 6 2 0 0 9 66 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    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