Thomas Minns scored a hat-trick of tries to help Hull KR brush aside Batley Bulldogs 58-18 in their opening Qualifiers Super 8s fixture at the KC Lightstream Stadium.
Al Leak gave the Kingstone Press Championship side the lead in the fourth minute, boosted by Pat Walker's conversion, but Rovers responded emphatically with six first-half tries.
Shaun Lunt put Iain Thornley over to level the scores before Minns scored twice in nine minutes, touching down following a Ken Sio break and then barging over.
Slick handling from Sio and Ben Cockayne fed Matthew Marsh for a try and, after James Greenwood sliced through the Batley defence, Minns crossed for a third time.
Tom Lillycrop pulled a try back on the stroke of half-time for the visitors, but normal service resumed after the interval as Cockayne touched down from Josh Mantellato's kick, Greenwood scored his second and Maurice Blair got in on the act.
Mantellato produced a flying finish in the corner with five minutes remaining, kicking his ninth conversion, before Batley had the final say when Alex Rowe went over following a mistake from the hosts.
Here are some pics from the opening middle 8s game today so far.. pic.twitter.com/SYIVNg5Lx6— Hull Kingston Rovers (@hullkr_online) August 7, 2016
Hull KR coach James Webster said: "It was good to get a win. To score 58 points is always pleasing.
"I'm disappointed with the 18 points they scored, but we had guys out there who hadn't played for three weeks.
"Batley were always going to come here and play. They have played well all season and they are very dangerous near the try-line. The way we didn't let their early try affect us was pleasing."
Batley coach John Kear said: "They were better than us. They did a number on us and paid us a great deal of respect in the way they prepared.
"Their attitude was first class and that's why the score was what it was.”