30th September 2018, 17:29 | super8

Rovers retain Super League spot with Vikings win

Rovers retain Super League spot with Vikings win

Hull KR 30-0 Widnes Vikings

Hull KR secured their place in Super League for 2019 with a comfortable 30-0 win over relegated Widnes at KCOM Craven Park.

Rovers went into the final match of the Super 8s needing to win by 14 points to pip Toronto to third place in the Qualifiers and, with acting captain Danny McGuire leading the way, they had the game sewn up by half-time, when they led 20-0.

There was no way back for the visitors when Rovers created an overlap for Junior Vaivai to go in for their fourth try on 57 minutes and Hall added another nine minutes later.


It means Toronto will be at home to London Broncos in next Sunday’s Million Pound Game to determine the 12th and final place in Super League for 2019, with the Rugby Football League confirming both clubs are eligible for promotion.

Victory provided a timely pick-me-up for ailing Rovers captain Shaun Lunt, who remains hospitalised with an infection, while a sixth defeat in seven matches meant a disappointing end for Widnes duo Chris Houston and Aaron Heremaia as they entered retirement after the final whistle.