Hull Kingston Rovers 45-26 Leeds Rhinos

Thursday 4th April 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 9

45-26 FT

HT: 31 10

Venue: KCOM Craven Park

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Official Report / Commentary

Konrad Hurrell’s four-try display proved in vain as Hull KR got back to winning ways with an entertaining 45-26 triumph over Leeds Rhinos at the KCOM Craven Park.

Hurrell crossed twice in each half during a stellar performance but Rovers had Craig Hall and the returning Danny McGuire to thank as they guided the home side to a seven-try victory which kept the 2017 Betfred Super League champions at the foot of the table.

Tommy Lee, McGuire, Will Oakes, Mitch Garbutt and Junior Vaivai all crossed for Rovers in a dominant first half, with Hurrell's brace offering some food for thought as the Robins led 31-10 at the break.

Brad Singleton crossed 10 minutes after the restart for the Rhinos and Hurrell completed his hat-trick to give Leeds real hope of a comeback. 

Josh Drinkwater bundled his way over for the hosts to end Leeds’ challenge and despite Hurrell's late fourth, Hall’s eighth goal and Ben Crooks' try in the dying seconds sealed the Robins’ first success in four matches.

Leeds coach David Furner said: “The first half, 31 points. That’s what went wrong. The contact wasn’t good enough. I think they (scored) on their first three visits to our try-line. They ran harder than us.

“We did a really good job of getting back to 31-22. I thought ‘we are coming home here’, but then all of a sudden, a little kick or someone missing their assignment gave them an opportunity at our end.

“That first half, 31 points, not good enough. Our completion was poor in the first half."

Rovers coach Tim Sheens said: “A very good first half. I wasn’t expecting for us to score as many as that in the first half.

“We had to win the second half, it’s simple. You win it 1-0, you win the game. It’s two halves of football, it’s always about two halves of football.

“The Catalans game and Salford game here were used as a reminder. We led those two games heading into the last 10 minutes, seven minutes in one of them and we got beat. So you have got to keep playing.

“But we held together, kicked the goals we needed to kick and managed it pretty well and come up with some points at the end to put the icing on the cake. Still messy in some ways but courageous in others. It was a big effort.”

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Key Performers

Craig Hall

Metres: 217
Clean Breaks: 4

Mose Masoe

Offloads: 4

Brad Dwyer

Offloads: 6

Konrad Hurrell

Tries: 4
Metres: 235
Clean Breaks: 4

Full Match Statistics

Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
Craig Hall 0 1 3 0 2 10 1 23 217 9.43 4 1 0 0 8 2 1 1
George Lawler 0 0 30 1 4 3 0 18 140 7.78 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Kane Linnett 0 1 13 2 0 0 0 15 134 8.93 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mitchell Garbutt 1 0 14 2 4 1 0 11 112 10.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danny McGuire 1 2 17 3 3 3 4 13 110 8.46 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Rob Mulhern 0 0 28 4 5 1 0 15 105 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Junior Vaivai 1 0 4 1 3 6 0 10 101 10.10 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ben Crooks 1 0 17 4 5 2 0 11 101 9.18 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 10 97 9.70 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mose Masoe 0 0 34 7 1 4 0 10 71 7.10 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Shaun Lunt 0 1 22 3 2 0 0 11 66 6.00 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1
Joel Tomkins 0 0 21 3 2 0 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Josh Drinkwater 1 0 13 0 3 4 1 7 47 6.71 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tommy Lee 1 0 16 5 3 2 1 11 46 4.18 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Will Oakes 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 43 6.14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Weller Hauraki 0 0 15 1 3 0 0 7 38 5.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Danny Addy 0 0 19 5 1 2 1 5 36 7.20 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
Konrad Hurrell 4 0 3 0 1 13 0 15 235 15.67 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Tom Briscoe 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 12 148 12.33 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Brad Dwyer 0 1 44 10 5 5 0 17 129 7.59 1 13 0 0 0 0 6 2
Jack Walker 0 0 7 1 3 5 1 15 100 6.67 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Liam Sutcliffe 0 1 17 6 1 3 1 11 85 7.73 1 1 1 0 3 2 1 2
Trent Merrin 0 0 18 0 1 3 0 10 76 7.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Brad Singleton 1 0 29 9 0 1 0 10 75 7.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Cameron Smith 0 0 30 7 4 4 0 7 70 10.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 1 31 8 5 1 0 9 56 6.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 11 3 2 0 0 7 54 7.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
James Donaldson 0 0 29 6 4 0 0 6 53 8.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wellington Albert 0 0 16 6 1 2 0 7 53 7.57 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mikolaj Oledzki 0 0 31 9 3 1 0 6 51 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ash Handley 0 0 11 5 3 1 0 9 43 4.78 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Kallum Watkins 0 0 28 7 0 1 0 7 42 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nathaniel Peteru 0 0 28 6 1 0 0 4 32 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Tuimoala Lolohea 0 1 13 1 4 2 2 6 20 3.33 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 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