Hull Kingston Rovers 22-12 London Broncos

Sunday 17th February 2019
KO: 15:00 - Round: 10

22-12 FT

HT: 4 6

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: KCOM Craven Park

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Kane Linnett, Mitch Garbutt 2, Craig Hall,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater, Craig Hall 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • London Broncos

  • Tries
    Matty Gee, Jay Pitts,

  • Goals
    Kieran Dixon 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Mitch Garbutt scored two tries as Hull Kingston Rovers beat London Broncos 22-12 in their Betfred Super League clash at KCOM Craven Park.

Garbutt's second-half brace helped Tim Sheen's side start the campaign with back-to-back home victories.

Kane Linnett's try put the hosts ahead but the Broncos fought back to lead 6-4 at the interval thanks to Matthew Gee's converted score.


Rovers took charge in the second half as they ran in three tries in the opening 16 minutes.

Garbutt crossed twice, either side of Craig Hall going over to make it 22-6.

London closed the gap to 10 points with seven minutes remaining, when Jordan Abdull's kick bounced kindly for Jay Pitts to touch down.

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens said: "In the first half, they pushed us into a corner and we were battling to get out of there.

"Luckily for us they didn’t score many points, but we didn’t play the conditions well. We should understand the conditions because we play our games here.


“In the second half we completed about 100 per cent until the 70th minute when things came crashing down again and they got a bit of a sniff."

Broncos coach Danny Ward said: "I thought we were our own worst enemies.

“At half-time we spoke about being smarter with the ball and the lads went out at the start of the second half and dropped the ball in the first set and then dropped the ball in the second set.

“It’s mistakes like that which have happened last week and this week and we need to be smarter."

  • 74: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Jay Pitts
  • 74: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 56: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Mitch Garbutt
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Craig Hall
  • 47: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Craig Hall
  • 47: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Craig Hall
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Josh Drinkwater
  • 44: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Mitch Garbutt
  • 10: GOAL! scored for London Broncos by Kieran Dixon
  • 10: TRY! scored for London Broncos by Matty Gee
  • 3: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Kane Linnett
  • Key Performers

    Danny McGuire

    Offloads: 5

    Craig Hall

    Clean Breaks: 4
    Offloads: 4

    Jay Pitts

    Offloads: 4

    Matty Fozard

    Forty Twenty: 1

    George Lawler

    Metres: 160

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 4
    London Broncos 2

    Goals:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 3
    London Broncos 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    George Lawler 0 0 37 6 2 2 0 21 160 7.62 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitchell Garbutt 2 0 30 7 2 1 0 19 139 7.32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Hall 1 0 3 0 0 3 0 12 131 10.92 4 1 1 0 2 0 4 1
    Will Dagger 0 0 6 0 1 11 0 18 114 6.33 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 2 14 2 6 3 3 16 105 6.56 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 0
    Junior Vaivai 0 1 15 4 2 2 0 12 86 7.17 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 32 6 2 2 1 11 82 7.45 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kane Linnett 1 0 22 3 3 1 0 14 79 5.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Mose Masoe 0 0 18 2 0 0 0 10 78 7.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Greenwood 0 0 26 4 3 1 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Danny McGuire 0 0 21 3 7 2 4 13 60 4.62 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 1
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 27 1 4 1 0 10 50 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Ben Crooks 0 0 3 1 3 3 0 6 45 7.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 16 4 3 0 0 6 29 4.83 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tommy Lee 0 1 27 6 2 1 0 7 29 4.14 0 6 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 11 1 1 0 0 5 25 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Atkin 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
    Eddie Battye 0 0 35 9 2 2 0 17 116 6.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Rhys Williams 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 13 111 8.54 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Ioane 0 0 15 4 1 2 0 10 90 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Morgan 0 0 20 3 5 3 0 9 89 9.89 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jay Pitts 1 0 26 3 1 6 0 16 89 5.56 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    James Cunningham 0 1 16 3 4 2 0 16 83 5.19 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Alex Walker 0 0 6 0 3 6 1 17 78 4.59 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Elliott Kear 0 0 11 2 2 3 0 13 71 5.46 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jordan Abdull 0 1 9 2 1 3 8 9 70 7.78 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Yates 0 0 30 7 2 1 0 11 63 5.73 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Nathan Mason 0 0 26 7 3 0 0 11 59 5.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Will Lovell 0 0 23 7 1 2 0 8 59 7.38 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Greg Richards 0 0 28 4 0 0 0 10 51 5.10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Matthew Gee 1 0 40 8 2 2 0 5 49 9.80 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matty Fozard 0 0 29 5 3 0 1 8 45 5.63 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
    Kieran Dixon 0 0 9 0 3 2 0 6 24 4.00 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
    Eloi Pelissier 0 0 7 1 0 0 1 4 11 2.75 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1

    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