Hull Kingston Rovers 6-30 St Helens

Friday 23rd March 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 7

6-30 FT

HT: 6 14

Attendance: 7,724

Official: L Moore

Venue: Hull College Craven Park

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Ryan Shaw,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw,

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Luke Thompson, Ben Barba 2, Jonny Lomax, Dominique Peyroux,

  • Goals
    Danny Richardson 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

St Helens bounced back from their first Betfred Super League defeat of the season by beating Hull Kingston Rovers 30-6.

A 28-20 loss at the hands of Leeds Rhinos last week ended Saints’ perfect start to the campaign but they responded with a battling performance on the road to keep hold of top spot.

Ben Barba proved to be the difference for St Helens with a try in both halves and had a hand in a decisive Jonny Lomax score as Luke Thompson, on his 100th Super League appearance for the Saints, and Dominique Peyroux also crossed in a scoreline that was a bit harsh on the hosts.

Ryan Shaw got the Robins on the board with a try on the brink of half-time to reduce the score to 14-6 but injuries to George Lawler and Andrew Heffernan plagued Tim Sheens’ side, who could not back up their impressive victory at Huddersfield Giants.

Lawler suffered a dislocated ankle and a broken leg, while Danny McGuire was taken to hospital after the game due to a head injury.

Sheens attributed his side’s growing injury list as the source for his side’s defeat.

The trio will definitely miss Good Friday’s derby clash with Hull FC, but the Australian tried to remain positive.

"At one stage, we had 12 on the field when they score twice at the back end, which was disappointing for us as we couldn’t do anything about it," he said.

"We had a 13th man but he wasn’t allowed on because of his HIA (Head Injury Assessment) so we probably had about four head knocks tonight. It was a tough night at the office, very tough.

"(Everyone) is disappointed because the effort was there. We just didn’t execute well. But we were very disruptive during the game with the different issues we had, but I think they put up a fight.

"There are a few things we need to fix which would have helped us out. I thought we competed well, we were just not good enough with the ball in hand.

"Everyone had there moments and everyone had there poor moments as well. As a team we will wear it. We are not going to sit back and dwell on it too much. There’s too much football in front of us."

St Helens boss Justin Holbrook was delighted to watch his side overcome their first defeat of the season.

"We were obviously disappointed last week and it’s about how you respond as a team and I thought we showed that tonight," the Australian said.

"We saw what a great win Hull (KR) had last week and we knew they haven’t played at home for a while so it was going to be tough and I thought we handled it really well. I’m really pleased with tonight’s win.

"I thought we were more settled with our attack this week, we have been a little bit lost the last couple of weeks so if we get that right then Bennie is going to get the rewards from that.

"I thought our forwards stood up and that helped Bennie play. Luke Dougas, Luke Thompson, Kyle Amor and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, I thought they were outstanding."

  • 74: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 73: TRY! scored for St Helens by Dominique Peyroux
  • 70: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 58: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 57: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ben Barba
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 39: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 27: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 26: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ben Barba
  • 18: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 17: Interchange On for Hull K R, Tommy Lee On
  • 17: Interchange Off for Hull K R, George Lawler Off
  • 16: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 15: TRY! scored for St Helens by Luke Thompson
  • 6: Interchange On for St Helens, Theo Fages On
  • 6: Interchange Off for St Helens, Adam Swift Off
  • Key Performers

    James Roby

    Tackles: 54

    Adam Quinlan

    Metres: 162

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull KR 1
    Saints 5

    Goals:

    Hull KR 1
    Saints 5

    METRES:

    Hull KR 1247
    Saints 1273

    CARRIES:

    Hull KR 192
    Saints 176

    TACKLES:

    Hull KR 292
    Saints 376

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull KR 10
    Saints 16

    PENALTIES:

    Hull KR 9
    Saints 9

    BREAKS:

    Hull KR 5
    Saints 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Adam Quinlan 0 0 4 0 5 5 0 19 162 8.53 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Justin Carney 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 15 132 8.80 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 35 7 3 1 0 17 128 7.53 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mose Masoe 0 0 32 6 1 2 0 18 122 6.78 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Shaw 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 19 111 5.84 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 1
    Maurice Blair 0 0 15 4 0 0 0 12 91 7.58 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 31 7 5 1 0 11 73 6.64 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 22 4 4 0 0 14 72 5.14 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    James Greenwood 0 0 22 1 3 7 0 11 71 6.45 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
    Thomas Minns 0 1 13 1 4 1 0 11 59 5.36 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Walne 0 0 20 4 2 1 0 9 47 5.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Chris Atkin 0 0 10 1 4 1 2 8 41 5.13 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 18 3 1 0 0 9 41 4.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny McGuire 0 0 15 1 4 0 4 7 30 4.29 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tommy Lee 0 0 28 5 2 0 0 5 30 6.00 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Andrew Heffernan 0 0 10 1 2 0 0 4 25 6.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    George Lawler 0 0 13 0 2 0 0 3 12 4.00 0 2 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
    James Roby 0 2 54 10 1 5 0 17 137 8.06 1 12 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 1 5 0 2 3 0 13 113 8.69 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Mark Percival 0 0 20 3 0 5 0 17 106 6.24 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1
    Luke Douglas 0 0 22 5 0 1 0 14 100 7.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Regan Grace 0 0 5 0 3 1 0 10 98 9.80 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Amor 0 0 21 1 1 1 0 12 92 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Barba 2 0 4 0 1 7 4 12 87 7.25 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 29 7 3 2 0 11 85 7.73 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Luke Thompson 1 0 25 7 1 1 0 13 77 5.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jon Wilkin 0 1 39 10 2 0 0 14 74 5.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Theo Fages 0 0 32 7 0 7 2 9 71 7.89 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Zeb Taia 0 1 30 4 0 2 0 12 59 4.92 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Dominique Peyroux 1 0 35 8 4 4 0 6 52 8.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 22 4 1 1 0 5 40 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jonathan Lomax 1 0 18 1 4 0 0 6 36 6.00 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Richardson 0 0 15 3 2 3 4 4 35 8.75 1 0 2 0 5 1 0 1
    Adam Swift 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 11.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    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