Super League  Sunday 17th February 2013  MS3 Craven Park  Att: 7,247

Squad

Salter, Caro, Ferguson, Horne, Walker, Paterson, Mika, Tuimavave, Welham, Griffin, J. Hodgson, Paea, Carlile, Hall,Dobson, D. Hodgson, Eden, Lovegrove, Heil.

Squad

Allen, Briscoe, Cahill, Clarke, Dean, Flynn, Gerrard, Hanbury, Hock, Isa, Joseph, Kavanagh, Leuluai, Marsh, Mellor, O'Carroll, Pickersgill, White, Winterstein.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Craig Hall

Chris Heil

Greg Eden

Graeme Horne

Kris Welham

Dale Ferguson

Omari Caro

Michael Dobson

GOAL SCORERS:

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Alex Gerrard

Rhys Hanbury

Gareth Hock

GOAL SCORERS:

Rhys Hanbury

Rhys Hanbury

Rhys Hanbury

Full Report

Match Official: T Roby

Hull KR got their Super League season up and running with an eight-try demolition of Widnes Vikings at MS3 Craven Park.

Rovers suffered back-to-back defeats against Catalan Dragons and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in their opening two matches but were too good for last season's wooden spoonists Widnes.

Eight different players contributed tries for Hull, with captain Michael Dobson opening the scoring in the eighth minute prior to adding six goals.

Rovers had the match all but wrapped up by half-time after establishing a 34-0 lead, before Widnes regained some respectability with second-half scores from Gareth Hock, Rhys Hanbury and Alex Gerrard.

The hosts took the lead following a superb 60-metre break from Omari Caro, who picked a loose ball up on his own 20-metre line.

He showed some of the pace that made him Super League's fastest player last season before Dobson ducked inside to score near the left-hand corner.

The Robins skipper could not convert on that occasion but he did nine minutes later when Caro continued his excellent start to the game; he intercepted Hanbury's pass 20 metres from his own line and showed electrifying speed to sprint clear and score his second try of the season.

Con Mika's excellent hit on Eamon O'Carroll forced the knock-on that gave the home side another promising platform to attack from, and on-loan Dale Ferguson powered his way through in the 21st minute to extend Rovers' lead further.

Things just got worse for Denis Betts' men as Rovers looked to put their successive defeats behind them.

The hosts capitalised on the new advantage rule when Shaun Briscoe spilled a Dobson bomb 15 metres from his own line. Prop Evarn Tuimavave scooped the loose ball up for Kris Welham to score in his first match of the campaign after recovering from a hand injury.

Graeme Horne came off the bench in the 31st minute and scored under the posts with his first touch thanks to a fine offload by Rhys Lovegrove.

Then, in Rovers’ next set, Lovegrove was at it again with another assist to send Greg Eden over.

Dobson took his conversions to five from six, giving Rovers a massive lead at the break.

The Vikings offered very little in attack before the interval but it took them just five minutes of the second half to get on the scoreboard thanks to Hock.

Hanbury converted and, although a comeback was really never on, the visitors never gave up.

Hanbury tried his best to make a game of it and deservedly got on the scoresheet in the 63rd minute, with his conversion closing the gap to 22 points.

Yet that spurred Rovers back into action. Chris Heil made it two tries in three games for the Robins with a clever converted effort.

Craig Hall then showed his pace is just as good as his team-mate Caro by taking the ball from the base of an attacking scrum to sprint clear and score with 10 minutes to play. Dobson missed the conversion but still had a personal haul of 22 points.

It was the Vikings who scored last with a late consolation try from Gerrard converted by Hanbury.

Match Action

  • 74m
    try

    Alex Gerrard

    Widnes

  • 74m
    goal

    Rhys Hanbury

    Widnes

  • 69m
    try

    Craig Hall

    Hull K R

  • 64m
    try

    Chris Heil

    Hull K R

  • 64m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 61m
    goal

    Rhys Hanbury

    Widnes

  • 61m
    try

    Rhys Hanbury

    Widnes

  • 46m
    try

    Gareth Hock

    Widnes

  • 46m
    goal

    Rhys Hanbury

    Widnes

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Josh Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 33m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Keal Carlile

    Hull K R

  • 33m
    try

    Greg Eden

    Hull K R

  • 30m
    try

    Graeme Horne

    Hull K R

  • 30m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Lloyd White

    Widnes

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Dave Allen

    Widnes

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Mickey Paea

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Adam Walker

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Rhys Lovegrove

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Constantine Mika

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    try

    Kris Welham

    Hull K R

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Graeme Horne

    Hull K R

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Hull K R

  • 19m
    try

    Dale Ferguson

    Hull K R

  • 19m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Steve Pickersgill

    Widnes

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Alex Gerrard

    Widnes

  • 19m
    interchange_off

    Eamon O'Carroll

    Widnes

  • 19m
    interchange_on

    Phil Joseph

    Widnes

  • 15m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 15m
    try

    Omari Caro

    Hull K R

  • 11m
    interchange_on

    Gareth Hock

    Widnes

  • 11m
    interchange_off

    MacGraff Leuluai

    Widnes

  • 8m
    try

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R