Super League  Sunday 24th March 2013  MS3 Craven Park  Att: 6,489

Squad

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

Squad

Owen, Shenton, Webster, Dixon, Chase, Ellis, Walker, Clark, Huby, Gilmour, Hauraki, Millington, Emmitt, Milner, Massey, Holmes, Thompson, Tansey, Mason.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Craig Hall

Josh Hodgson

David Hodgson

Kris Welham

Travis Burns

GOAL SCORERS:

Travis Burns

Travis Burns

Travis Burns

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Daryl Clark

Richard Owen

Jake Webster

Kirk Dixon

GOAL SCORERS:

Kirk Dixon

Kirk Dixon

Kirk Dixon

Full Report

Match Official: J Child

Hull KR warmed up for their Good Friday derby against Hull FC with a nervy win over Castleford Tigers.

Both sides were in need of the points after slow starts to the Super League season, especially with the busy Easter period coming up.

But it was Rovers who outscored their opponents five tries to four, with Travis Burns, Kris Welham, David Hodgson, Josh Hodgson and Craig Hall crossing.

Kirk Dixon, Jake Webster, Richard Owen and Daryl Clark were the tryscorers for Castleford, who came up just short despite holding a 16-14 lead at the interval.

Burns opened the scoring for Rovers in the fifth minute thanks to a bit of luck that has been missing from their season so far. His initial kick bounced off Rangi Chase back into his own hands and, despite having work to do, he managed to ground the ball.

A hamstring injury for Michael Dobson meant he gave up goal-kicking duties, so it was left to Burns to convert his own try for a 6-0 advantage to Rovers.

Welham then extended their lead when a turn of speed took him behind the Castleford defence, although Burns missed the conversion.

It took a piece of opportunism from Dixon to register the Tigers’ first score of the game. David Hodgson made a mess clearing Jordan Tansey's kick to give Dixon the chance to score and then add the conversion.

Rovers' response was impressive; on the back of three successive penalties, the home side spread play from middle to left for David Hodgson to score in the corner. Burns was off target with the conversion but they still held a 14-6 lead.

However, the Tigers ended the half on top thanks to two glaring errors from Greg Eden inside the full-back’s own half.

The first was punished by former Robins centre Webster, who did not celebrate his try.

Owen did six minutes later, though, as he put the visitors in front for the first time with his touchdown coming after Eden dropped a high bomb.

Dixon added the conversion to send the Tigers into the break ahead.

However, Rovers regained their lead seven minutes after the break, Josh Hodgson going over from dummy half a metre out with Burns adding the extras.

Rovers extended their advantage in the 53rd minute when Tansey tried to gather Burns' kick through but succeeded only in scooping the ball up for Hall to score near the posts. Burns' conversion left Castleford trailing 26-16.

Another Eden error allowed the visitors back into the game, though. The full-back allowed Tansey's kick to bounce and Clark capitalised by collecting the ball and sprinting through to go over near the posts.

Dixon's conversion made it 26-22 with 22 minutes to play, but neither side could add to their tally.

Weller Hauraki was penalised for a shoulder charge on Burns with three minutes to play, but the KR man pulled the resulting kick horribly wide.

Match Action

  • 64m
    interchange_on

    Jamie Ellis

    Castleford

  • 64m
    interchange_off

    Oliver Holmes

    Castleford

  • 59m
    interchange_off

    Josh Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 59m
    try

    Daryl Clark

    Castleford

  • 59m
    interchange_on

    Keal Carlile

    Hull K R

  • 59m
    goal

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 55m
    goal

    Travis Burns

    Hull K R

  • 55m
    try

    Craig Hall

    Hull K R

  • 49m
    goal

    Travis Burns

    Hull K R

  • 49m
    try

    Josh Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 41m
    interchange_on

    Daryl Clark

    Castleford

  • 41m
    interchange_off

    Adam Milner

    Castleford

  • 40m
    try

    Richard Owen

    Castleford

  • 40m
    interchange_on

    Graeme Horne

    Hull K R

  • 40m
    interchange_off

    Jordan Cox

    Hull K R

  • 39m
    goal

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 39m
    try

    Jake Webster

    Castleford

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Craig Huby

    Castleford

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Nathan Massey

    Castleford

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Keith Mason

    Castleford

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Grant Millington

    Castleford

  • 31m
    try

    David Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Richard Beaumont

    Hull K R

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Constantine Mika

    Hull K R

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Hull K R

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Paea

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    goal

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 25m
    try

    Kirk Dixon

    Castleford

  • 10m
    try

    Kris Welham

    Hull K R

  • 7m
    try

    Travis Burns

    Hull K R

  • 7m
    goal

    Travis Burns

    Hull K R