Hull Kingston Rovers 26-42 St Helens

Sunday 5th May 2019
KO: 15:00 - Round: 14

26-42 FT

HT: 14 18

Official: L Moore

Venue: Hull College Craven Park

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Danny Addy, Ryan Shaw, Jimmy Keinhorst, Will Oakes,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw (5),

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Kevin Naiqama (3), Tommy Makinson (3), Jonny Lomax, Regan Grace,

  • Goals
    Lachlan Coote (5),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Kevin Naiqama and Tommy Makinson scored hat-tricks as Betfred Super League leaders St Helens shrugged off a poor start to beat Hull KR 42-26.

Naiqama, who bagged four against Rovers’ city rivals Hull FC on Easter Monday, touched down after 17, 37 and 63 minutes.

England international Makinson’s treble came after tries in the 30th, 51st and 67th minutes as Saints took their recent points tally to 228 in five games and 154 in three.

But Justin Holbrook’s side made hard work of regaining a four-point lead over Warrington Wolves at the top of the table.

They trailed 12-0 early on and were only 28-26 in front before Naiqama completed his latest hat-trick.

Winger Regan Grace added Saints’ eighth try in the last minute, with Jonny Lomax also on the scoresheet, while full-back Lachlan Coote finished with five goals.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said: "Kevin was outstanding. His last four to six weeks is what we have wanted from him. He is building into the team nicely.

"Tommy did some quality things as well while Jonny Lomax’s  defence on the other edge late in the game was outstanding – and it needed to be. Those three were our best."

Hull KR head coach Tim Sheens said: "We gave them a game. There were good moments and a couple of terrible moments for us.

“But the guys didn’t give up. That’s why I say and people don’t understand when I say you get beaten or you can lose. We lost the game but we didn’t get beaten."

  • 79: TRY! scored for St Helens by Regan Grace
  • 79: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 67: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 63: TRY! scored for St Helens by Kevin Naiqama
  • 60: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Will Oakes
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 52: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 51: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 48: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 44: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Jimmy Keinhorst
  • 38: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 37: TRY! scored for St Helens by Kevin Naiqama
  • 31: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 30: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 18: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 17: TRY! scored for St Helens by Kevin Naiqama
  • 12: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 8: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Danny Addy
  • Key Performers

    Danny McGuire

    Offloads: 4

    Craig Hall

    Clean Breaks: 4

    Thomas Makinson

    Tries: 3
    Metres: 196
    Clean Breaks: 4

    Ben Crooks

    Offloads: 4

    Kevin Naiqama

    Tries: 3
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull KR 4
    Saints 8

    Goals:

    Hull KR 5
    Saints 5

    METRES:

    Hull KR 1029
    Saints 1313

    CARRIES:

    Hull KR 169
    Saints 166

    TACKLES:

    Hull KR 273
    Saints 277

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull KR 19
    Saints 8

    PENALTIES:

    Hull KR 5
    Saints 5

    BREAKS:

    Hull KR 13
    Saints 10

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Will Oakes 1 0 1 0 3 7 0 12 113 9.42 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    George Lawler 0 0 40 5 2 3 0 18 113 6.28 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Hall 0 1 2 0 4 4 1 13 109 8.38 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Josh Drinkwater 0 0 11 3 3 5 1 11 106 9.64 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 44 3 1 2 0 19 100 5.26 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Kane Linnett 0 0 28 3 5 0 0 12 83 6.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 1 0 30 6 2 5 0 12 70 5.83 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Crooks 0 1 15 1 4 3 0 12 67 5.58 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Ryan Shaw 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 10 58 5.80 1 1 1 0 5 0 2 0
    Antoni Maria 0 0 15 1 2 1 0 9 54 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Junior Vaivai 0 1 3 0 3 1 0 7 47 6.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny McGuire 0 0 10 1 5 3 3 15 42 2.80 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Danny Addy 1 0 21 2 1 1 1 6 22 3.67 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 29 3 0 2 0 6 21 3.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Atkin 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 13 3.25 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Shaun Lunt 0 0 21 2 3 2 0 3 11 3.67 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Adam Rooks 0 0 0 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
    Thomas Makinson 3 1 2 0 2 11 1 16 196 12.25 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 20 4 6 5 0 19 132 6.95 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0
    James Roby 0 0 22 5 0 4 0 14 131 9.36 1 11 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Regan Grace 1 0 2 0 3 3 0 11 123 11.18 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Amor 0 0 12 5 2 0 0 12 113 9.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Naiqama 3 1 22 6 4 5 0 11 95 8.64 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Ashworth 0 0 10 0 0 1 0 10 85 8.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Lachlan Coote 0 0 8 0 2 2 2 11 77 7.00 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 1
    Joseph Paulo 0 0 17 2 3 0 0 7 65 9.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Zeb Taia 0 0 15 2 4 0 0 13 58 4.46 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Matthew Costello 0 0 8 1 2 0 0 9 53 5.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Knowles 0 1 35 7 2 0 0 8 47 5.88 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Theo Fages 0 1 24 4 1 1 2 7 40 5.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jonathan Lomax 1 1 15 5 1 6 0 8 38 4.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Lees 0 0 29 14 5 0 0 5 35 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Dominique Peyroux 0 1 33 9 3 0 0 5 25 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Welsby 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 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