Hull Kingston Rovers 10-28 Salford Red Devils

Friday 10th August 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 1

10-28 FT

HT: 4 6

Official: R Hicks

Venue: Hull College Craven Park

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Craig Hall, Shaun Lunt,

  • Goals
    Danny Tickle,

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Niall Evalds, Rob Lui, Joey Lussick, Josh Wood,

  • Goals
    Ed Chamberlain 2, Jackson Hastings 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Robert Lui pulled the strings as Salford earned a crucial 28-10 win over Hull KR in their Super 8s Qualifiers opener.

In a repeat of the 2016 Million Pound Game which Salford snatched in a dramatic finale, the tension was palpable throughout.

The Red Devils held a slender 6-4 half-time lead as Niall Evalds scored the opening try and Craig Hall hit back with his third try in only his second game since returning to Rovers.

Jackson Hastings extended Salford’s advantage from a penalty and Lui’s length-of-the-field effort left the visitors in full control.

Debutant Joey Lussick and Josh Wood scored to make sure of the result and despite Shaun Lunt’s late try there was no way back for Rovers. 

"Frustrating would put it mildly," said Sheens.

"The tries were really disappointing and we didn't handle the opportunities we got.

"It's very important for us to get it together soon. The pressure is back on us big time. We're on our toes now having lost that game."

The emotions for Salford were in stark contrast. 

Assistant coach Willie Poching said: "If you've been involved in this competition before, you understand the importance of trying to get the wins but also getting them early.

"We can't understate the importance of this. Being in the position we're in - only having three home games - to pick up one away is a big bonus for us. It puts us in a good position."

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Salford by Ed Chamberlain
  • 78: TRY! scored for Salford by Josh Wood
  • 73: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Shaun Lunt
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Salford by Jackson Hastings
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Salford by Jackson Hastings
  • 66: TRY! scored for Salford by Joey Lussick
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Salford by Jackson Hastings
  • 55: TRY! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Salford by Jackson Hastings
  • 32: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Craig Hall
  • 21: TRY! scored for Salford by Niall Evalds
  • 19: GOAL! scored for Salford by Ed Chamberlain
  • Key Performers

    Robert Lui

    Metres: 218

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull KR 2
    Red Devils 4

    Goals:

    Hull KR 1
    Red Devils 6

    METRES:

    Hull KR 1162
    Red Devils 1549

    CARRIES:

    Hull KR 175
    Red Devils 189

    TACKLES:

    Hull KR 356
    Red Devils 312

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull KR 5
    Red Devils 7

    PENALTIES:

    Hull KR 8
    Red Devils 7

    BREAKS:

    Hull KR 3
    Red Devils 9

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 34 3 10 2 1 17 141 8.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Vaivai 0 0 9 0 1 5 0 12 140 11.67 1 3 3 0 0 0 1 1
    Will Oakes 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 12 109 9.08 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Quinlan 0 1 8 0 3 4 2 17 89 5.24 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ben Crooks 0 0 12 1 2 3 0 10 78 7.80 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny McGuire 0 0 17 6 6 3 5 15 74 4.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 18 2 0 0 0 10 66 6.60 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 41 10 4 1 0 10 62 6.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 26 7 2 0 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Craig Hall 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 12 57 4.75 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Shaun Lunt 1 0 27 8 5 1 0 9 52 5.78 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Greenwood 0 0 26 3 4 2 0 9 51 5.67 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Todd Carney 0 0 10 0 3 0 1 8 46 5.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 38 5 2 0 0 7 42 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Scruton 0 0 29 7 3 0 0 7 37 5.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Tickle 0 0 38 5 5 0 0 5 32 6.40 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
    Chris Atkin 0 0 20 5 0 1 1 7 28 4.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Robert Lui 1 0 19 2 3 3 5 15 218 14.53 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 26 6 1 7 0 9 125 13.89 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Bibby 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 11 122 11.09 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Lama Tasi 0 0 20 2 1 2 0 17 122 7.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Derrell Olpherts 0 0 3 1 1 5 0 15 117 7.80 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Mossop 0 0 36 9 0 1 0 12 110 9.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Junior Sau 0 0 6 0 4 5 0 13 106 8.15 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Niall Evalds 1 0 3 0 0 3 0 10 103 10.30 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Edward Chamberlain 0 0 19 6 3 2 1 12 85 7.08 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 0
    Jackson Hastings 0 0 17 1 2 3 3 15 81 5.40 1 3 1 0 4 0 1 1
    Mark Flanagan 0 1 40 8 4 2 1 12 78 6.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Joshua Jones 0 0 25 2 2 6 0 13 69 5.31 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Nakubuwai 0 0 14 4 1 2 0 9 69 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Murray 0 0 21 4 1 1 1 10 50 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Joey Lussick 1 1 32 5 1 2 0 9 50 5.56 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Josh Wood 1 0 18 5 0 3 0 5 26 5.20 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 0 12 5 1 0 0 2 18 9.00 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