Sunday 6th August 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 1

26-22 FT

( 14-16 HT )

Official: L Moore

Venue: KCOM Craven Park

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Kieren Moss 2, Matty Marsh, George Lawler, Nick Scruton,

  • Goals
    Jamie Ellis 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Halifax RLFC

  • Tries
    Ben Heaton 4,

  • Goals
    Steve Tyrer 3,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Kieren
Moss
Justin
Carney
Thomas
Minns
Andrew
Hefernan
Ryan
Shaw
Matty
Marsh
Nick
Scruton
Shaun
Lunt
Lee
Jewitt
Maurice
Blair
Danny
Addy
Ben
Kavanagh
Mose
Masoe
Robbie
Mulhern
Chris
Atkin
George
Lawler

Bench

Will
Sharp
Ben
Heaton
Ed
Barber
Steve
Tyrer
Rob
Worrincy
Scott
Murrell
Ben
Johnston
Alex
Mammone
Brandon
Moore
Ryan
Boyle
Shane
Grady
Mitch
Cahalane
Simon
Grix
Elliot
Morris
Ben
Kaye

Official Report / Commentary

Hull KR overcame a major scare to edge Halifax 26-22 in a thrilling Qualifiers Super 8s opener at KCOM Craven Park.

In-form Halifax secured their place in the Qualifiers by beating Kingstone Press Championship leaders Hull KR on the final day of the regular season and Ben Heaton's four tries left them on course for another stunning victory.

But Rovers dug deep to overturn a 22-14 deficit and make a winning start in their bid for an immediate return to Betfred Super League.

There was no sign of the drama to come when full-back Kieren Moss crossed twice in the opening seven minutes and Matty Marsh cancelled out Heaton's 10th-minute try to give Rovers a 14-6 lead.

But Heaton completed his hat-trick before the half-hour mark and then went over again in the early stages of the second half to leave Hull KR chasing the match.

George Lawler's converted try made it a two-point game heading into the closing stages and Nick Scruton touched down six minutes from time to deny Fax a famous win.

  • 74: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Nick Scruton
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 63: TRY! scored for Hull K R by George Lawler
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 51: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Heaton
  • 29: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Heaton
  • 24: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Heaton
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 16: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Matty Marsh
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 10: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Heaton
  • 7: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Kieren Moss
  • 2: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Kieren Moss
  • Key Performers

    Simon Grix

    Tackles 33

    Ryan Boyle

    Tackles 41

    Ben Heaton

    Tries 4

    Shane Grady

    Tackles 33

    Will Sharp

    Metres 173

    Brandon Moore

    Tackles 36

    Nick Scruton

    Metres 161

    Ben Kavanagh

    Metres 147

    Justin Carney

    Metres 220

    Ryan Shaw

    Metres 175

    Danny Addy

    Tackles 38

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 5
    Halifax RLFC 4

    Goals:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 3
    Halifax RLFC 3

    METRES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 1334
    Halifax RLFC 822

    CARRIES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 162
    Halifax RLFC 96

    TACKLES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 245
    Halifax RLFC 267

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 10
    Halifax RLFC 5

    PENALTIES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 5
    Halifax RLFC 6

    BREAKS:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 5
    Halifax RLFC 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    George Lawler 1 0 21 3 0 2 0 10 49 4.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Nick Scruton 1 0 18 1 3 0 0 20 161 8.05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Marsh 1 1 18 4 0 1 2 3 7 2.33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 19 8 1 0 0 9 85 9.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mose Masoe 0 0 12 1 0 3 0 10 97 9.70 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 26 2 2 0 0 17 147 8.65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Addy 0 1 38 11 2 1 2 15 104 6.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Maurice Blair 0 0 26 4 2 2 1 9 60 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Lee Jewitt 0 0 21 3 0 0 0 13 107 8.23 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Shaun Lunt 0 2 24 2 4 4 1 10 78 7.80 1 6 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Jamie Ellis 0 1 9 0 0 1 9 7 33 4.71 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0
    Ryan Shaw 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 19 175 9.21 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Thomas Minns 0 0 9 2 0 0 0 3 11 3.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Carney 0 0 2 0 2 10 0 17 220 12.94 2 7 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ben Heaton 4 0 4 0 1 3 0 15 98 6.53 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mammone 0 0 23 8 0 0 0 4 21 5.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Johnston 0 0 14 2 3 1 2 6 37 6.17 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Scott Murrell 0 0 19 3 4 0 4 1 5 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Worrincy 0 0 5 1 0 3 0 8 85 10.63 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Steven Tyrer 0 0 18 3 2 1 0 7 63 9.00 0 3 2 0 3 1 0 0
    Ed Barber 0 4 15 0 3 5 2 8 100 12.50 2 0 4 0 0 0 2 1
    Will Sharp 0 0 12 1 3 2 0 18 173 9.61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brandon Moore 0 0 36 9 1 0 0 6 47 7.83 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Boyle 0 0 41 11 0 0 0 5 36 7.20 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Shane Grady 0 0 33 3 2 0 0 10 79 7.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mitch Calahane 0 0 37 4 0 0 0 10 102 10.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Simon Grix 0 0 33 1 3 1 2 8 85 10.63 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Ben Kaye 0 0 26 8 0 0 0 7 53 7.57 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Elliot Morris 0 0 38 4 1 1 0 11 57 5.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Micheal Sio 0 0 21 3 2 0 0 7 59 8.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brandon Douglas 0 0 21 5 3 0 0 5 40 8.00 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