Super League  Sunday 6th July 2014  KC Lightstream Stadium  Att: 7,611

Squad

Burns, Carlile, Caro, Cox, Eden, Esslemont, Green, Hall, D. Hodgson, J. Hodgson, Horne, Keating, Larroyer, Lovegrove, Netherton, Ollett, A. Walker, Welham, Weyman.

Squad

Burns, Carlile, Caro, Cox, Eden, Esslemont, Green, Hall, D. Hodgson, J. Hodgson, Horne, Keating, Larroyer, Lovegrove, Netherton, Ollett, A. Walker, Welham, Weyman.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Greg Eden

Craig Hall

Craig Hall

Omari Caro

Graeme Horne

Craig Hall

Omari Caro

Omari Caro

GOAL SCORERS:

Travis Burns

Travis Burns

Travis Burns

Travis Burns

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Mose Masoe

Mark Percival

GOAL SCORERS:

Mark Percival

Full Report

Match Official: J Child

Hull KR gave Chris Chester a winning start to his reign as caretaker coach with a 40-10 demolition of First Utility Super League leaders St Helens.

It was the perfect end to a turbulent week at the club, with the sacking of coach Craig Sandercock and players Wayne Ulugia and Jonny Walker.

But Chester managed to lift the club's fortunes as hat-tricks from Omari Caro and Craig Hall and further tries from Graeme Horne and Greg Eden secured a well-deserved win over Nathan Brown's side, whose only replies came from Mark Percival and Mose Masoe.

Caro, who has found himself playing for Championship One side Gateshead several times this season, opened the scoring in the sixth minute when he was in the right place at the right time to pounce on a loose ball, kick it forward and juggle it before sprinting clear to score.

Travis Burns was off target with his conversion attempt but Rovers held a 4-0 lead.

Saints, without a win at Rovers since 2007, drew level in the 10th minute when Percival capitalised on a defensive lapse on Rovers' right-hand side to score from 40 metres out before missing the touchline conversion.

Rovers were dominating and made their territory and possession count further when they doubled their lead in the 25th minute. Burns was elusive in escaping the clutches of two Saints defenders to break clear and offload to the supporting Josh Hodgson, who spun a pass outside for Caro to score his second of the game and restore Rovers' four-point lead.

Burns missed his second conversion of the game but was successful with his third in the 31st minute after Hall, who announced on Friday he would be joining Wakefield Trinity Wildcats next season, scooped up a loose ball 45 metres out and sprinted home to score.

A 14-4 cushion would have been a decent lead to take into half-time but Masoe's power drive through the KR defence was too much for the home side. Percival made no mistake from close to the posts to cut the deficit to 14-10 and Saints were happy to turn around just four points adrift given their lack of ball in Rovers' territory.

With so little between the sides, the first try of the second half was going to be crucial.

It went Rovers' way thanks to a scrum 10 metres inside their own half. Rovers went to their blind side where Horne took on the Saints line and beat them to score a 60-metre try. Burns' bad day with the boot continued as he missed his third conversion from four attempts, but Rovers led 18-10.

If Burns had landed all his kicks, Rovers would have been 24-10 up - but they stretched their lead to exactly that on the hour-mark when Caro completed his hat-trick. Eden spotted an overlap and used it well to send Caro over in the corner and Burns finally managed to convert from the touchline.

Victory was secured with two Hall tries in as many minutes as Saints wilted badly. The second was brilliantly set up by the impressive Eden, who kicked through for Hall to score.

The last act went to Eden himself as he rounded off the scoring four minutes from time, Burns converting to leave the final score 40-10.

Match Action

  • 75m
    try

    Greg Eden

    Hull K R

  • 75m
    goal

    Travis Burns

    Hull K R

  • 69m
    try

    Craig Hall

    Hull K R

  • 68m
    interchange_on

    Josh Jones

    St Helens

  • 68m
    interchange_off

    James Roby

    St Helens

  • 66m
    goal

    Travis Burns

    Hull K R

  • 66m
    try

    Craig Hall

    Hull K R

  • 58m
    try

    Omari Caro

    Hull K R

  • 58m
    goal

    Travis Burns

    Hull K R

  • 55m
    interchange_off

    Aaron Ollett

    Hull K R

  • 55m
    interchange_on

    Keal Carlile

    Hull K R

  • 54m
    try

    Graeme Horne

    Hull K R

  • 40m
    goal

    Mark Percival

    St Helens

  • 40m
    try

    Mose Masoe

    St Helens

  • 36m
    try

    Craig Hall

    Hull K R

  • 36m
    goal

    Travis Burns

    Hull K R

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Cox

    Hull K R

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Michael Weyman

    Hull K R

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Mose Masoe

    St Helens

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Greg Richards

    St Helens

  • 26m
    try

    Omari Caro

    Hull K R

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Alex Walmsley

    St Helens

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook

    St Helens

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Kevin Larroyer

    Hull K R

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    James Green

    Hull K R

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Jason Netherton

    Hull K R

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Kris Welham

    Hull K R

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Luke Thompson

    St Helens

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Sia Soliola

    St Helens

  • 11m
    try

    Mark Percival

    St Helens

  • 7m
    try

    Omari Caro

    Hull K R