St Helens 26-4 Hull Kingston Rovers

Friday 8th June 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 17

26-4 FT

HT: 18 0

Attendance: 9,405

Official: G Hewer

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Ryan Morgan, James Roby, Ben Barba 2, Mark Percival,

  • Goals
    Danny Richardson 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Taioalo Vaivai,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

St Helens extended their lead at the top of Betfred Super League with a 26-4 victory over Hull KR at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Ben Barba touched down twice, taking his season tally to 22 in all competitions, and James Roby registered his 100th Saints try as Justin Holbrook's side moved six points clear of rivals Wigan Warriors. 

Ryan Morgan and Mark Percival also crossed for St Helens while Junior Vaivai got Rovers on the board.

Saints coach Holbrook said: “We came off a tough game on Sunday against Hull FC in the Challenge Cup and this was always going to be a test.

“The game got a bit scrappy at the end but all in all I was pleased we got the win."

Rovers coach Tim Sheens said: “I can never fault the players for effort but we have got a lot to fix up. We need to get back to training and work hard.

“Saints were too classy for us but we scrambled hard to hold on. Everyone is trying and we have got a good morale but we will come back.”

  • 79: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ben Barba
  • 47: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 43: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Taioalo Vaivai
  • 28: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 27: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ben Barba
  • 10: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 9: TRY! scored for St Helens by James Roby
  • 3: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ryan Morgan
  • 3: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • Key Performers

    Ben Barba

    Metres: 192

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Saints 5
    Hull KR 1

    Goals:

    Saints 3
    Hull KR 0

    METRES:

    Saints 1584
    Hull KR 1223

    CARRIES:

    Saints 214
    Hull KR 182

    TACKLES:

    Saints 301
    Hull KR 349

    OFFLOADS:

    Saints 11
    Hull KR 11

    PENALTIES:

    Saints 7
    Hull KR 9

    BREAKS:

    Saints 7
    Hull KR 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ben Barba 2 1 6 1 1 9 4 12 192 16.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    James Roby 1 0 34 6 0 3 1 19 126 6.63 1 14 2 0 0 0 3 2
    Luke Thompson 0 0 25 5 0 2 0 21 122 5.81 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Zeb Taia 0 1 16 2 1 1 0 18 121 6.72 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 15 120 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Morgan 1 0 14 2 4 4 1 14 118 8.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 24 5 1 3 0 19 114 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
    Luke Douglas 0 0 29 6 2 2 0 13 113 8.69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Percival 1 1 16 3 2 8 2 14 106 7.57 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Amor 0 0 18 4 2 0 0 10 82 8.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Theo Fages 0 0 13 3 2 0 1 11 81 7.36 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 27 6 1 1 0 12 69 5.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Regan Grace 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 7 57 8.14 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Richardson 0 1 12 0 2 2 6 10 57 5.70 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 0
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 33 6 3 3 0 9 56 6.22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Lees 0 0 27 7 3 1 0 10 50 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Smith 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
    Ryan Shaw 0 0 6 1 1 3 0 14 132 9.43 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 1
    Chris Atkin 0 0 12 1 0 4 5 19 132 6.95 2 6 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Elliot Wallis 0 0 6 1 1 2 0 15 111 7.40 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Liam Salter 0 0 4 0 7 0 1 12 97 8.08 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Vaivai 1 0 14 2 1 3 2 15 92 6.13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mose Masoe 0 0 14 3 2 2 0 11 72 6.55 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Maurice Blair 0 0 19 2 2 2 2 12 69 5.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Nick Scruton 0 0 33 5 4 1 0 8 65 8.13 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 27 2 0 0 0 11 65 5.91 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 32 6 4 1 1 10 62 6.20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 26 1 4 1 0 9 61 6.78 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Greenwood 0 0 31 6 2 0 1 8 60 7.50 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Adam Quinlan 0 0 10 0 4 5 2 14 58 4.14 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Joe Cator 0 0 37 2 4 1 0 10 55 5.50 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Josh Johnson 0 0 37 6 2 0 0 6 49 8.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Tickle 0 0 30 4 6 0 0 6 31 5.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Marsh 0 0 11 3 2 0 0 2 12 6.00 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