Super League  Monday 1st April 2013  Craven Park  Att: 7,894

Squad

Salter, Brown, Walker, Horne, Griffin, Latus, Mika, Tuimavave, Welham, Beharrell, Hall, Paea, Carlile, Cox, Caro, Beaumont, Eden, Lovegrove, J. Hodgson.

Squad

Burke, Charnley, Crosby, Lloyd, Farrell, Flower, Goulding, Green, Hughes, McIlorum, O'Loughlin, Richards, Spencer, Smith, Taylor, Thornley, L. Tomkins, S. Tomkins, Tuson.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Greg Eden

GOAL SCORERS:

Craig Hall

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Sam Tomkins

Chris Tuson

Iain Thornley

Liam Farrell

Sam Powell

Matty Smith

Chris Tuson

Matty Smith

Blake Green

Blake Green

Jack Hughes

Pat Richards

Iain Thornley

Blake Green

Josh Charnley

GOAL SCORERS:

Pat Richards

Pat Richards

Pat Richards

Pat Richards

Pat Richards

Pat Richards

Pat Richards

Pat Richards

Pat Richards

Pat Richards

Pat Richards

Pat Richards

Full Report

Match Official: P Bentham

Blake Green's hat-trick against his former club helped Wigan Warriors hammer Hull KR at Craven Park.

Pat Richards contributed 28 points as the Warriors blew Craig Sandercock's side away with ruthless efficiency.

Wigan outscored Rovers by 15 tries to one as the Super League leaders laid down a marker in East Yorkshire.

Josh Charnley, who made his Super League debut for Hull KR back in 2010, opened the scoring after Kris Welham jumped out of the defensive line to leave open space for the flying winger to attack. Alex Brown did his best to stop Charnley - who got injured in the process and was immediately replaced by Jack Hughes.

Green marked his return to the club he left in September by scoring Wigan's second try after good work by Sam Tomkins.

Tomkins' speed allowed him to set up another try-scoring opportunity for Iain Thornley to convert as Rovers struggled to stop the marauding Warriors.

Richards was next to score as he was quickest to his own kick to touch down ahead of a couple of beleaguered Rovers defenders who were finding the going tough against ruthless Wigan.

Hughes added his name to the scoresheet after getting the better of debutant Matty Beharrell and then Greg Eden.

Green grabbed his second on the half hour mark as the game was taken away from Rovers. Richards had a mixed half, kicking goals with a return of three from six. It hardly mattered.

Just as it looked as though Rovers would be held scoreless, Craig Hall dabbed through for Eden to score to spare Rovers' blushes. Even though it was the final seconds of the first half, it was merely a consolation score as Wigan led 30-6 at the break.

It did not take long for things to get much worse for Rovers with Craig Hall failing to find touch from a rare home penalty in the 42nd minute. From it, Wigan forced a goal-line drop out before Green completed his hat-trick with ease from a Sam Powell pass.

Everything Wigan did, came off. Matty Smith's superb 40/20 left Rovers facing another assault on their line by a now rampant Wigan side.

It was fitting for Smith to turn his kick into a try, which Richards converted for a 42-6 lead.

It was now a case of how many points Wigan would score in the final half hour.

Chris Tuson was not going to pass up his chance of glory and went over thanks to another Tomkins assist. Richards made it 48-6 before he was called on conversion duties three minutes later after Smith added his second to compound Rovers' misery further.

Wigan still were not done. On their next set Powell scored and on their next set after that Liam Farrell went over with Richards converting both after creating both with clever infield kicks.

Rovers were having a nightmare, trailing 6-66, but the scoring was not finished there. Thornley and Tuson added their second tries of a very one-sided encounter.

Tomkins rounded off the scoring in the 78th minute with Richards adding his 28th point of the game.

Match Action

  • 79m
    goal

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 79m
    try

    Sam Tomkins

    Wigan

  • 75m
    goal

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 75m
    try

    Chris Tuson

    Wigan

  • 73m
    try

    Iain Thornley

    Wigan

  • 73m
    goal

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 71m
    goal

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 71m
    try

    Liam Farrell

    Wigan

  • 67m
    try

    Sam Powell

    Wigan

  • 67m
    goal

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 66m
    try

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 66m
    goal

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 62m
    goal

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 62m
    try

    Chris Tuson

    Wigan

  • 51m
    goal

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 51m
    try

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 45m
    goal

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 45m
    try

    Blake Green

    Wigan

  • 40m
    goal

    Craig Hall

    Hull K R

  • 40m
    try

    Greg Eden

    Hull K R

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Sam Powell

    Wigan

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Michael McIlorum

    Wigan

  • 31m
    try

    Blake Green

    Wigan

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Jordan Cox

    Hull K R

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    Keal Carlile

    Hull K R

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    George Griffin

    Hull K R

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Constantine Mika

    Hull K R

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Gil Dudson

    Wigan

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Ben Flower

    Wigan

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Rhys Lovegrove

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Adam Walker

    Hull K R

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Scott Taylor

    Wigan

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Tom Spencer

    Wigan

  • 23m
    try

    Jack Hughes

    Wigan

  • 23m
    goal

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Hull K R

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Paea

    Hull K R

  • 15m
    goal

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 15m
    try

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 13m
    try

    Iain Thornley

    Wigan

  • 13m
    goal

    Pat Richards

    Wigan

  • 10m
    try

    Blake Green

    Wigan

  • 7m
    interchange_on

    Jack Hughes

    Wigan

  • 7m
    interchange_off

    Josh Charnley

    Wigan

  • 4m
    try

    Josh Charnley

    Wigan