Super League  Sunday 3rd March 2013  MS3 Craven Park  Att: 7,446

Squad

Salter, Brown, Ferguson, Horne, Griffin, Paterson, Mika, Tuimavave, Welham, Burns, J. Hodgson, Paea, Carlile, Cox, Dobson, D. Hodgson, Eden, Lovegrove, Latus.

Squad

Atkins, Carvell, Cooper, Currie, Evans, Grix, Higham, Hill, Hodgson, Laithwaite, McCarthy, M. Monaghan, Myler, Ratchford, Riley, Waterhouse, Westwood, Williams, Wood.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Alex Brown

David Hodgson

Cory Paterson

David Hodgson

GOAL SCORERS:

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Ryan Atkins

Stefan Ratchford

GOAL SCORERS:

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Full Report

Match Official: R Hicks

Hull KR produced their best performance of the season to beat Warrington Wolves 26-12 in today’s Super League match at MS3 Craven Park.

Winger David Hodgson scored two of his side’s four tries as the Wolves tasted their first defeat of the season.

Rovers got off to a flying start when Hodgson turned his side’s first penalty of the day into four points. Travis Burns and Michael Dobson were involved at the start of the move before Greg Eden sent the veteran winger over in the left hand corner. Dobson missed the conversion.

The Robins increased their lead to 6-0 in the 17th minute as Dobson made amends for his early conversion miss with a straightforward penalty from 18 metres.

Hull KR were awarded another in the same central spot a minute later following a ball steal. Instead of going for the two points, Rovers went for the try, which backfired when Josh Hodgson knocked on stretching over the line in an attempt to score.

It was to be a costly error as, in their very next set, Warrington looked set to score - only for Eden to intervene with a try saving knock-on. However, the Wolves responded immediately and levelled in the 24th minute through Stefan Ratchford, who went over from dummy half, Brett Hodgson converting.

Warrington went ahead soon after as Ratchford kicked for Ryan Atkins to contest, which he did brilliantly against Rovers debutant Alex Brown. Brett Hodgson converted for a second time.

Both sides cancelled each other out in the early stages of the second half, but Warrington eventually cracked after a period of sustained pressure by Rovers.

An error by Simon Grix was turned into four points by Cory Paterson, who strolled through on the left edge. Dobson's conversion went over via the right upright.

With the scores level at 12-12 entering the final quarter, the game was there to be won by either side.

Paterson saved a try with a crucial interception and, moments later in the same set, Dobson landed a 30-metre penalty to give the home side a 14-12 advantage with 17 minutes remaining.

Warrington struggled to create anything and Rovers made them pay with a decisive try five minutes from the end.

David Hodgson took Paterson's pass over the line and made the conversion easier for Dobson by grounding the ball closer to the posts.

Dobson's successful effort meant Warrington had to score twice - but it was Rovers who crossed in the closing stages, as two debutants combined to seal the win.

Burns sent Brown over in the right-hand corner and Dobson's conversion sealed a 26-12 win for the home side.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Alex Brown

    Hull K R

  • 80m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 77m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 77m
    try

    David Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 63m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 58m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 58m
    try

    Cory Paterson

    Hull K R

  • 50m
    interchange_on

    Ben Currie

    Warrington

  • 50m
    interchange_off

    Garreth Carvell

    Warrington

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Keal Carlile

    Hull K R

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Mike Cooper

    Warrington

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Josh Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    James Laithwaite

    Warrington

  • 32m
    try

    Ryan Atkins

    Warrington

  • 32m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Chris Hill

    Warrington

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Garreth Carvell

    Warrington

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Constantine Mika

    Hull K R

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Graeme Horne

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    George Griffin

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Mickey Paea

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Rhys Lovegrove

    Hull K R

  • 23m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 23m
    try

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 18m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 5m
    try

    David Hodgson

    Hull K R