St Helens 48-16 Hull Kingston Rovers

Friday 17th June 2016
KO: 20:00 - Round: 19

48-16 FT

HT: 8 12

Attendance: 9,488

Official: J Smith

Venue: Langtree Park

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Adam Swift 4, Shannon McDonnell, Mark Percival, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Dominique Peyroux, Alex Walmsley,

  • Goals
    Mark Percival 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Shaun Lunt, Chris Clarkson, Thomas Minns,

  • Goals
    Kieran Dixon 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Winger Adam Swift scored four tries as St Helens came from behind to beat Hull KR 48-16.

Saints were heading for a fifth straight defeat when Hull KR raced into a 12-0 lead but Swift brought them back into the game with two tries in six minutes late in the first half and doubled his tally as they cruised home.

Hull KR were the better side for most of the first half but collapsed in alarming fashion after the break, having led through tries from Shaun Lunt and Chris Clarkson.

St Helens found some rhythm before the break and hauled themselves back into contention through Swift, with Mark Percival putting his wingman over at the corner for his second.

Saints were on a roll and Swift went 80 metres to complete his hat-trick five minutes into the second half.

Shannon McDonnell supported a break to score on 48 minutes and Swift added his fourth four minutes later after collecting Lomax's pass.

Hull KR exposed a gap out wide for winger Thomas Minns to go over for their third try, but Percival crossed for Saints sixth.

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Peyroux and prop Alex Walmsley all went through some tired defence to add further tries.

Saints coach Keiron Cunningham said: "We started like a really nervous team which you could appreciate.

"We've played the top teams in the last three weeks and had a tough month, but we've come out of it with a bit of pride.

"Tonight we didn't start that great, but I thought for the final 50 minutes we looked side a side that could go on and do some special things.

"I'm really pleased for the players, they've been through the mill a little bit.

"There's lots of positives, to regain momentum takes a lot when you're in bit of freefall, but that's what we did around the 30-minute mark.”

James Webster admitted Hull KR were down to the bare bones.

"We came into the game busted and bruised," he said. "We didn't have one player available that didn't play tonight.

"I was trying to find people at 12 o'clock today and we had to pull a kid out of academy on the way here to warm up in case someone got hurt.

"The boys tried really, but the weight of possession killed us. From the 30th minute I reckon we probably made 90 more tackles than them, which is a massive amount of energy. They had 60-odd more play-the-balls than us.

"They were too big and too strong against a team that physically was very tired side due to amount of possession.”

 

  • 77: TRY! scored for St Helens by Alex Walmsley
  • 77: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 75: TRY! scored for St Helens by Dominique Peyroux
  • 75: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 72: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 70: TRY! scored for St Helens by Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
  • 62: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 61: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 59: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Thomas Minns
  • 54: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 53: TRY! scored for St Helens by Adam Swift
  • 50: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 50: TRY! scored for St Helens by Shannon McDonnell
  • 45: TRY! scored for St Helens by Adam Swift
  • 39: TRY! scored for St Helens by Adam Swift
  • 37: TRY! scored for St Helens by Adam Swift
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Kieran Dixon
  • 18: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Chris Clarkson
  • 5: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Kieran Dixon
  • 5: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Shaun Lunt
  • Key Performers

    Jordan Turner

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Kyle Amor

    Metres: 186

    Adam Swift

    Tries: 4
    Metres: 234
    Clean Breaks: 5

    Alex Walmsley

    Metres: 157

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Saints 9
    Hull KR 3

    Goals:

    Saints 6
    Hull KR 2

    METRES:

    Saints 1411
    Hull KR 1157

    CARRIES:

    Saints 174
    Hull KR 166

    TACKLES:

    Saints 298
    Hull KR 315

    OFFLOADS:

    Saints 7
    Hull KR 14

    PENALTIES:

    Saints 6
    Hull KR 6

    BREAKS:

    Saints 10
    Hull KR 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Adam Swift 4 0 4 1 3 12 1 22 234 10.64 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Amor 0 0 17 4 1 0 0 21 186 8.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Alex Walmsley 1 0 20 4 2 3 0 21 157 7.48 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Joe Greenwood 0 1 18 5 1 0 0 9 103 11.44 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Shannon McDonnell 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 12 92 7.67 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 0 1 19 2 2 2 2 9 85 9.44 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 35 6 1 0 0 12 84 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 1 0 26 6 1 1 0 11 76 6.91 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Lomax 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 8 74 9.25 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    James Roby 0 0 35 6 1 0 0 9 71 7.89 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Richards 0 0 13 2 0 2 0 12 66 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Dominique Peyroux 1 1 21 7 1 3 0 4 43 10.75 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Fleming 0 0 11 2 1 0 0 4 41 10.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Percival 1 2 13 1 2 3 0 5 37 7.40 1 0 0 0 6 3 1 1
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 24 8 1 0 0 7 32 4.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jon Wilkin 0 1 22 5 4 0 4 5 17 3.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lama Tasi 0 0 12 1 1 0 0 3 13 4.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kieran Dixon 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 15 145 9.67 1 1 3 0 2 2 0 0
    Dane Tilse 0 0 10 0 1 1 0 15 110 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Shaun Lunt 1 0 25 6 1 0 1 8 102 12.75 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Albert Kelly 0 1 8 0 2 6 1 13 96 7.38 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Joe Wardill 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 14 84 6.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Walker 0 0 37 8 4 1 0 11 74 6.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Iain Thornley 0 0 7 1 1 4 1 12 72 6.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mitchell Allgood 0 0 24 4 1 0 0 10 69 6.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Greenwood 0 1 38 6 1 1 0 9 62 6.89 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Thomas Minns 1 0 3 2 0 3 0 11 61 5.55 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Graeme Horne 0 1 19 2 1 1 1 7 50 7.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 28 6 3 0 0 10 49 4.90 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Maurice Blair 0 0 13 2 3 1 2 9 48 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Clarkson 1 0 23 3 1 2 0 10 46 4.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Green 0 0 32 6 1 0 0 5 41 8.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George Lawler 0 0 32 11 0 0 0 4 33 8.25 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Larroyer 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 3 15 5.00 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