Warrington Wolves 38-8 Hull Kingston Rovers

Sunday 14th February 2016
KO: 15:00 - Round: 2

38-8 FT

HT: 12 0

Attendance: 11,037

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Ben Currie, Joe Westerman, Tom Lineham 3, Daryl Clark,

  • Goals
    Kurt Gidley 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Iain Thornley, Kieran Dixon,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Tom Lineham bagged a hat-trick as Warrington Wolves followed up their opening-day win at Leeds Rhinos with a six-try 38-8 success over Hull KR.

Lineham, a close-season wing capture from Hull, went over three times in the second half after his side led 12-0 at half-time.

Kurt Gidley was outstanding form on his first home appearance and created the opening tries for Ben Currie and Joe Westerman before being sin binned just before the break.

The Aussie stand-off also slotted over seven goals from seven attempts with the Wolves other try a solo special from Daryl Clark.

Depleted Rovers kept plugging away and deserved their tries through Ian Thornley and Kieran Dixon but never looked like winning.

Warrington boss Tony Smith hailed the display of veteran forward Ben Westwood.

"Benny Westwood was the best player on the pitch by far," said Smith

"Tom Lineham didn't have the best of starts at Leeds last week but had some great finishes today.

"The lead-up play was very good and the performance overall was solid. We had a real mix with some brilliance and some mediocrity."

Rovers coach Chris Chester was not too disheartened with his side's display.

He said: "The scoreline blew away in the last few minutes but our effort was first class.

"We defended our line really well but were poor with the ball. You can't afford to give a side like Warrington so much possession and we need to be better."

  • 80: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 76: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 75: TRY! scored for Warrington by Daryl Clark
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 73: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 69: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Kieran Dixon
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 67: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 62: Interchange On for Warrington, Ashton Sims On
  • 62: Interchange Off for Warrington, George King Off
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 55: Interchange Off for Warrington, Daryl Clark Off
  • 55: Interchange On for Warrington, Brad Dwyer On
  • 50: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Iain Thornley
  • 46: Interchange Off for Warrington, Jordan Cox Off
  • 46: Interchange On for Warrington, Ryan Atkins On
  • 43: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 35: Interchange Off for Warrington, Chris Hill Off
  • 35: Interchange On for Warrington, Brad Dwyer On
  • 35: Interchange Off for Warrington, Daryl Clark Off
  • 35: Interchange On for Warrington, George King On
  • 35: Interchange Off for Warrington, Ashton Sims Off
  • 35: Interchange On for Warrington, Jordan Cox On
  • 17: TRY! scored for Warrington by Joe Westerman
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 5: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Currie
  • 5: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • Key Performers

    Daryl Clark

    Clean Breaks 3
    5 5

    Matthew Russell

    Metres 167
    5 5

    Chris Sandow

    Forty Twenty 1
    5 5

    Tom Lineham

    Tries 3
    5 5
    Metres 168
    Clean Breaks 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 12
    Hull Kingston Rovers 4

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 14
    Hull Kingston Rovers 0

    METRES:

    Warrington Wolves 1388
    Hull Kingston Rovers 754

    CARRIES:

    Warrington Wolves 183
    Hull Kingston Rovers 136

    TACKLES:

    Warrington Wolves 272
    Hull Kingston Rovers 340

    OFFLOADS:

    Warrington Wolves 13
    Hull Kingston Rovers 10

    PENALTIES:

    Warrington Wolves 9
    Hull Kingston Rovers 12

    BREAKS:

    Warrington Wolves 12
    Hull Kingston Rovers 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Lineham 3 0 3 0 0 10 0 16 168 10.50 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Currie 1 1 20 3 1 1 0 10 39 3.90 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Daryl Clark 1 0 15 1 1 11 0 12 139 11.58 3 9 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Westerman 1 0 23 4 1 2 0 8 36 4.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Matthew Russell 0 1 0 0 1 10 0 19 167 8.79 1 8 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Rhys Evans 0 0 13 2 1 1 0 12 65 5.42 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kevin Penny 0 0 4 0 1 4 0 9 54 6.00 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kurt Gidley 0 2 24 9 0 0 7 6 43 7.17 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 2
    Chris Sandow 0 1 10 2 3 4 3 8 58 7.25 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2
    Chris Hill 0 0 27 5 0 3 0 17 150 8.82 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ashton Sims 0 0 25 3 0 0 0 9 54 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 27 6 0 1 0 19 150 7.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Hughes 0 1 22 4 1 1 0 12 70 5.83 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 8 1 0 4 0 3 59 19.67 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 18 4 0 1 0 4 21 5.25 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    George King 0 0 19 4 0 2 0 14 71 5.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Jordan Cox 0 0 14 5 0 0 0 5 44 8.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Iain Thornley 1 0 10 0 5 4 0 7 67 9.57 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Kieran Dixon 1 0 9 0 6 0 0 8 28 3.50 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
    Ben Cockayne 0 1 17 0 2 0 0 12 33 2.75 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Ken Sio 0 0 3 0 1 4 0 15 122 8.13 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Thomas Minns 0 0 15 3 2 0 0 9 43 4.78 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Maurice Blair 0 1 18 1 4 1 2 6 16 2.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Albert Kelly 0 0 22 5 7 0 3 7 25 3.57 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1
    James Green 0 0 21 4 1 0 0 5 24 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    George Lawler 0 0 39 4 6 0 0 5 29 5.80 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Dane Tilse 0 0 19 3 0 0 0 7 32 4.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 31 4 4 1 0 9 48 5.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Graeme Horne 0 0 31 1 6 0 1 9 32 3.56 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Mitchell Allgood 0 0 28 5 5 0 0 9 57 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Adam Walker 0 0 33 9 4 0 0 13 97 7.46 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 25 2 1 0 0 6 42 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Steven Holker 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 1 1 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 13 0 1 0 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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