Hull Kingston Rovers 58-18 Batley Bulldogs

Sunday 7th August 2016
KO: 15:00 - Round: 1

58-18 FT

HT: 36 12

Attendance: 6,684

Official: G Hewer

Venue: Lightstream Stadium, Hull

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Iain Thornley, Thomas Minns 3, Matty Marsh, James Greenwood 2, Ben Cockayne, Maurice Blair, Josh Mantellato,

  • Goals
    Josh Mantellato 9,

  • Drop Goals

  • Batley Bulldogs

  • Tries
    Al Leak, Tom Lillycrop, Alex Rowe,

  • Goals
    Pat Walker 3,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Ben
Cockayne
Ken
Sio
Josh
Mantellato
Adam
Walker
Dane
Tilse
Kevin
Larroyer
Mitch
Allgood
David
Thompson

Bench

Dave
Scott
Wayne
Reittie
Shaun
Squires
Chris
Ulugia
Shaun
Ainscough
Pat
Walker
Pat
Walker
Dominic
Brambani
Alex
Rowe
Al
Leak
Adam
Gledhill
Bradley
Day
Alex
Bretherton
Joe
Chandler
James
Davey
Tom
Lillycrop
James
Brown

Official Report / Commentary

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.

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.”

  • 80: GOAL! scored for Batley by Pat Walker
  • 80: TRY! scored for Batley by Alex Rowe
  • 75: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 75: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 60: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Maurice Blair
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 56: TRY! scored for Hull K R by James Greenwood
  • 51: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ben Cockayne
  • 40: TRY! scored for Batley by Tom Lillycrop
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Batley by Pat Walker
  • 37: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Thomas Minns
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 25: TRY! scored for Hull K R by James Greenwood
  • 21: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Matty Marsh
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 18: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Thomas Minns
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 9: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Thomas Minns
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato
  • 8: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Iain Thornley
  • 4: TRY! scored for Batley by Al Leak
  • 4: GOAL! scored for Batley by Pat Walker
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 10
    Batley Bulldogs 3

    Goals:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 9
    Batley Bulldogs 3