Wigan Warriors 44-6 Hull Kingston Rovers

Monday 2nd April 2018
KO: 15:00 - Round: 9

44-6 FT

HT: 26 0

Attendance: 10,977

Official: B Thaler

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Sam Tomkins, Liam Farrell 2, George Williams, Liam Marshall 4,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Chris Atkin,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Wigan Warriors bounced back to winning ways in the Betfred Super League as they ran in eight tries in testing conditions to beat Hull KR 42-6.

Fresh from losing a bruising derby to St Helens, the Warriors took a firm hold of the game with five tries in 13 minutes through Sam Tomkins, Liam Farrell (two), George Williams and Liam Marshall as Hull KR failed to create one clear chance in the opening 40 minutes.

England international Tomkins finished with 16 points after adding six goals, while Chris Atkin got the Robins on the board with a try just four minutes into the second half, with Ryan Shaw converting.

However, Marshall was the hero in the second period as he scored three tries to take his match total to four as Wigan recorded their sixth win from eight games in 2018.

Wigan boss Shaun Wane said: "I think our attitude was outstanding today. Really impressive. I thought we looked composed with our attack. We looked like we knew what we were doing, we knew how we wanted to make our sets up.

"We dropped off a bit in the second half, but overall I am very happy. Our defence is what really impressed me. They had six plays on our line and normally you would have around 25 plays. It shows how good our D really was."

Wane also praised the performance of debutant Gabe Hamlin and admitted he will have selection headaches for the remainder of the season, he added: "I thought he (Gabe Hamlin) was very good. 

"He needs to understand what we do here, but he was good. I thought he carried the ball strong and looked really composed. He didn’t look like he was playing his first game.

"I need more from the likes of Ryan (Sutton) and T (Taulima Tautai) and they have come in today (Hamlin and Romain Navarrete) and done a fantastic job. It’s something I’ve never had in terms of selection headaches and now I have some."

Hull KR head coach Tim Sheens said: "A 6-1 penalty count in the first half, followed by 18-9 overall and a sin-bin off it as well didn’t help us.

"Then with what ball we were getting, not finding touch and losing it on first and second tackles and not playing the ball square. They are the things you can’t do when you do get an opportunity.

"Obviously for 30 minutes in the first half we competed well and then our right edge copped a bit of a hammering with some very deft kicking in behind. Quite a few of their tries came from that. I think six tries came from that same kind of play and we failed to rectify it.

"The guys tried, but we are just not putting it together as a group at the minute."

  • 80: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 72: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 66: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 50: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 45: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Chris Atkin
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 37: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Farrell
  • 35: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 31: TRY! scored for Wigan by George Williams
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 29: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Farrell
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 25: TRY! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • Key Performers

    Dan Sarginson

    Metres: 165

    Liam Marshall

    Tries: 4
    Metres: 178
    Clean Breaks: 5

    Tom Davies

    Metres: 156

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warriors 8
    Hull KR 1

    Goals:

    Warriors 6
    Hull KR 1

    METRES:

    Warriors 1469
    Hull KR 770

    CARRIES:

    Warriors 189
    Hull KR 132

    TACKLES:

    Warriors 284
    Hull KR 343

    OFFLOADS:

    Warriors 5
    Hull KR 3

    PENALTIES:

    Warriors 9
    Hull KR 18

    BREAKS:

    Warriors 10
    Hull KR 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Liam Marshall 4 1 8 3 0 8 1 20 178 8.90 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Sarginson 0 0 13 2 1 4 0 17 165 9.71 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Davies 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 17 156 9.18 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    William Isa 0 0 35 8 2 3 0 16 120 7.50 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Gabriel Hamlin 0 0 14 1 2 3 0 14 119 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 16 3 1 0 0 15 116 7.73 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Oliver Gildart 0 0 17 4 1 1 0 12 93 7.75 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Liam Farrell 2 0 14 4 0 1 0 12 91 7.58 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 26 2 0 2 0 10 89 8.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    George Williams 1 4 19 3 0 2 6 11 87 7.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    John Bateman 0 0 32 11 0 3 0 14 83 5.93 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Tomkins 1 1 2 0 0 2 6 9 59 6.56 0 2 1 0 6 3 1 0
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 24 9 1 0 0 7 43 6.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Flower 0 0 16 2 0 0 0 5 36 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Ganson 0 0 16 0 2 1 0 3 14 4.67 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Woods 0 0 13 2 0 0 1 4 12 3.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 17 5 0 0 0 3 8 2.67 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
    Justin Carney 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 17 141 8.29 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Shaw 0 0 6 0 3 0 1 12 72 6.00 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 1
    Maurice Blair 0 0 30 2 2 2 0 9 69 7.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Greenwood 0 0 36 3 0 0 0 12 66 5.50 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 4
    Liam Salter 0 0 11 1 2 2 0 12 65 5.42 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Johnson 0 0 14 2 2 1 0 10 57 5.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Mose Masoe 0 0 37 7 0 0 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 39 9 2 0 0 8 33 4.13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Scruton 0 0 16 4 0 0 0 6 33 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Minns 0 0 10 0 2 1 0 7 30 4.29 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 36 8 1 1 1 8 29 3.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Chris Atkin 1 0 14 1 3 2 4 5 27 5.40 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Lee Jewitt 0 0 19 3 2 0 0 4 24 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Quinlan 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 5 22 4.40 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Will Dagger 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 3 22 7.33 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tommy Lee 0 0 38 1 5 0 0 4 16 4.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Marsh 0 0 25 4 4 0 0 2 9 4.50 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