Hull Kingston Rovers 24-8 Wigan Warriors

Friday 25th May 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 16

24-8 FT

HT: 10 8

Attendance: 7,222

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Hull College Craven Park

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Taioalo Vaivai 2, Adam Quinlan, Chris Atkin,

  • Goals
    Danny Tickle 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Joel Tomkins,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Hull Kingston Rovers moved off the bottom of Betfred Super League in stunning fashion as Wigan Warriors fell flat in the first game since head coach Shaun Wane announced his decision to leave the club at the end of the year.

The Warriors produced their best performance of the season to ease past Warrington Wolves at Magic Weekend but they could not match Rovers’ intensity as their eight-game winning run ended at KCOM Craven Park.

The shock 24-8 victory represented Rovers’ biggest scalp since their return to the top flight.

There was no sign of the drama to come as Wigan opened up an 8-0 lead courtesy of Joel Tomkins’ try and two goals from brother Sam.

But Rovers shifted the momentum to take control through tries from Junior Vaivai, Adam Quinlan and Chris Atkin.

And it was Vaivai who finished the Warriors off to complete Hull KR’s first win in five league games.

Wane would not use his announcement on Monday as an excuse for his side's defeat.

"No question it’s been tough, really tough for me and the players," he said.

“But I don’t want that to take it off Hull KR, they were the best team and worthy of the two points. There are no excuses from us at all.

“Good luck to them, they’re singing their song and enjoying it. They had a dig but didn’t have much to beat.

“This is our first real kick in the backside. My players have been good so I’ve not said much to them in the dressing room. We’ll just dust ourselves down and get back into work tomorrow.”

Rovers head coach Tim Sheens said: "They’re the games you remember.

“It’s probably our best effort this year, maybe not our best game.

“All the guys put their bodies on the line both offensively and defensively and we subsequently came away with a great win.”

  • 75: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 73: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Taioalo Vaivai
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 51: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Chris Atkin
  • 29: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Adam Quinlan
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 23: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Taioalo Vaivai
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 7: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joel Tomkins
  • Key Performers

    Tommy Lee

    Forty Twenty: 1

    Sam Tomkins

    Forty Twenty: 1

    John Bateman

    Metres: 155
    Offloads: 4

    Adam Quinlan

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Tom Davies

    Metres: 195
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull KR 4
    Warriors 1

    Goals:

    Hull KR 4
    Warriors 2

    METRES:

    Hull KR 1281
    Warriors 1197

    CARRIES:

    Hull KR 198
    Warriors 180

    TACKLES:

    Hull KR 305
    Warriors 349

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull KR 13
    Warriors 11

    PENALTIES:

    Hull KR 7
    Warriors 8

    BREAKS:

    Hull KR 6
    Warriors 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Justin Carney 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 16 121 7.56 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Junior Vaivai 2 0 12 0 0 2 2 13 120 9.23 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 33 6 2 0 0 14 115 8.21 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    James Greenwood 0 1 26 3 0 2 0 16 106 6.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Salter 0 0 12 0 0 3 0 14 102 7.29 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Quinlan 1 0 12 2 1 6 0 13 93 7.15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mose Masoe 0 0 13 1 2 4 0 12 90 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 16 1 0 1 0 13 89 6.85 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Elliot Wallis 0 0 6 0 2 6 0 13 74 5.69 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Scruton 0 0 21 4 1 1 0 11 62 5.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Tickle 0 0 39 5 2 2 1 13 60 4.62 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 0
    Josh Johnson 0 0 26 4 0 0 1 10 54 5.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Maurice Blair 0 0 21 2 1 0 5 9 47 5.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 17 0 1 0 1 9 47 5.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Atkin 1 0 15 2 2 1 1 10 43 4.30 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Will Dagger 0 1 9 0 1 2 4 5 33 6.60 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Tommy Lee 0 1 22 3 1 1 2 7 25 3.57 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Davies 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 20 195 9.75 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    John Bateman 0 0 12 2 2 5 0 16 155 9.69 2 1 3 0 0 0 4 0
    Liam Marshall 0 0 6 1 0 2 1 11 92 8.36 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 43 8 2 1 0 17 92 5.41 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    George Williams 0 0 11 1 2 2 4 17 85 5.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Sam Tomkins 0 0 17 5 0 0 4 14 79 5.64 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0
    Liam Farrell 0 0 31 6 0 1 3 15 79 5.27 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    William Isa 0 0 24 3 1 1 0 12 64 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Flower 0 0 29 4 1 2 0 9 63 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Liam Forsyth 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 8 51 6.38 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 23 3 3 0 0 8 51 6.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 29 5 3 0 0 8 51 6.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Tomkins 1 0 20 2 3 0 0 9 48 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Tony Clubb 0 0 16 4 3 1 0 4 46 11.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Escare 0 0 15 0 6 0 0 4 19 4.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Powell 0 0 42 11 7 0 1 5 14 2.80 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Ganson 0 0 16 3 2 0 0 3 13 4.33 0 3 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