Hull Kingston Rovers   40
St. Helens  20
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
4th May 2024
Super League
AWAY
10500
(HT:16:14)

1 - Jack Welsby
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

2 - Tee Ritson
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

3 - Konrad Hurrell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
2
WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

5 - Waqa Blake
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1

7 - Lewis Dodd
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2023 WCC

8 - Sione Matautia
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

9 - Moses Mbye
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

11 - Matt Whitley
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

12 - Joe Batchelor
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF

14 - Daryl Clark
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

15 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

16 - Curtis Sironen
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

17 - George Delaney
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH


Age in brackets is at time of match - Total average age for this team is 0 - ** non-playing sub




MATCH VIDEO

MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : Hull KR took the lead nine minutes in. Tee Ritson had made a good tackle to prevent Ryan Hall down the wing, the following play Mikey Lewis chipped over the top and it was collected by Tyrone May who scored underneath the sticks. Lewis converted, 6-0 Saints trailed. Saints replied three minutes later. Percival’s kick off forced a goal-line dropout and after an initial break down the right edge saw him tackled by Niall Evalds, Jack Welsby then got the ball down the left edge, broke a tackle and flew past another defender before scoring. Percival added the extras, 6-6 it was tied. Morgan Knowles was then sent to the sin bin fifteen minutes in following a high shot as the hosts looked to break down the middle of the field. Hull KR went ahead three minutes later. A break down the middle of the field saw the Robins with numbers, Elliot Minchella found Lewis in support and he scored underneath the sticks. The try awarded after a short video referee review to see if he went into touch. He added the extras, 12-6. Saints looked to have responded quickly again. Hull KR made an error inside their own 20, Saints shifted the ball around and a few tackles in moved it left, Jonny Lomax threw a cut-out pass to Waqa Blake on the wing who stepped inside well before finishing in the corner. The video referee agreeing with the on-field call of try. Percival missed the kick, 12-10 Saints trailed. The hosts had another chance to grab points with 15 minutes of the first 40 to go. An overlap on their left edge allowed Ryan Hall to break, but some good recovery speed from Ritsoon forced an error as the pass inside went forward. Saints went down the other end and claimed the lead for the first time in the afternoon. Welsby picked the ball up from dummy half, threw a cut-out pass to Konrad Hurrell who forced his way over from close range. Again, the decision went upstairs, but was confirmed as a try quickly. Percival missed the conversion, 12-14 Saints led. Hull KR retook the lead just before the break. A break down the middle by Kelepi Tanginoa saw him find Jack Broadbent on the edge and he strolled over in the corner to put the hosts back ahead. Lewis missed the conversion attempt, 16-14. Both sides exchanged sets to end the half but neither were able to add points to the scoreboard, 16-14 Saints trailed at the break in East Yorkshire.

Two minutes into the second half, Saints were awarded a penalty deep inside Hull territory as the hosts were caught offside from a kick. Saints tried to breakthrough but on the last Welsby’s attempted pass to Blake sailed into touch. The hosts extended their lead eight minutes into the second half. Consecutive six agains deep inside Saints’ half gave them lots of possession, a few tackles in Evalds threw one out the back for Peta Hiku who dove over to the right of the sticks. Lewis converted, 22-14. Another try quickly followed. Lewis’ high kick was fumbled forward by Saints on their own line, Hull KR kept it alive, shifted it left and Jez Litten dove over in the corner. Lewis converted, 28-14. Saints responded in the 64th minute. The visitors moved it through the hands from left to right, Welsby found Hurrell who ran through two Robins defenders before grounding in the corner. Percival converted, 28-20. The hosts sealed their win with ten minutes to go. An error from Welsby gave the Robins the ball deep inside Saints’ half and Lewis stepped inside before feeding Dean Hadley who scored underneath the sticks. Lewis converted, 34-20. A seventh try followed in the final minute. Saints lost the ball deep inside KR’s half and they broke the other way. A few tackles later, Lewis threw a cut-out pass to Hall who scored in the corner. Lewis converted with the final kick of the game, 40-20 it finished in Hull.

Thanks to the Saints Media Centre for their excellent report.







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