Super League  Sunday 19th May 2013  MS3 Craven Park  Att: 6,933

Squad

Salter, Brown, Walker, George, Griffin, Cox, Mika, Burns, Horne, Withers, Hall, Paea, Ollett, Lovegrove, Dobson, Welham, Eden, Beaumont, J. Hodgson.

Squad

Mathers, Fox, Collis, L. Smith, Cockayne, T. Smith, Poore, Aiton, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Wood, Amor, Wilkes, Mellars, Lyne, Annakin, Molloy.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Rhys Lovegrove

Constantine Mika

Rhys Lovegrove

Luke George

Craig Hall

Graeme Horne

Luke George

Graeme Horne

GOAL SCORERS:

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Lee Smith

Ben Cockayne

Dean Collis

GOAL SCORERS:

Lee Smith

Lee Smith

Lee Smith

Full Report

Match Official: J Child

Hull KR produced a dominant second-half display to end a three-match losing run in style and ease the pressure on coach Craig Sandercock.

Rovers trailed 18-16 at half-time but scored 28 points without reply in the second half to secure a comfortable victory that lifts them into Super League's top eight at the expense of St Helens.

Winger Luke George, who is on loan from Huddersfield Giants, and forwards Rhys Lovegrove and Graeme Horne scored two tries apiece in an error-strewn match at MS3 Craven Park.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ late collapse will alarm coach Richard Agar but the warning signs were there in the opening quarter when Rovers half-backs Michael Dobson and Travis Burns capitalised on their handling lapses to work their side into a 12-0 lead after 18 minutes.

Burns' perfectly-judged short pass got Horne over for his first try after only seven minutes and handling errors from Wildcats wingmen Peter Fox and Ben Cockayne near their own line ensured the visitors remained under pressure.

Fox's misery was compounded by a head wound which forced him out of the action after only 12 minutes and Agar had to re-shuffle his team, with Lee Smith going onto the wing and Vince Mellars to centre.

The Robins' early pressure paid off when Dobson's delayed pass got Lovegrove through a gap and centre Kris Welham got former Wakefield player George over for his first try for the club.

Dobson kicked both goals to make it 12-0 but Wakefield worked their way upfield and impressive centre Dean Collis produced an exceptional turn of pace to open his side's account with a try on 23 minutes.

Within four minutes Kyle Wood and Mellars combined to get Cockayne over at the other corner and Smith's conversion closed the gap to just two points.

Hull KR almost extended their lead when Lovegrove got over the line but was turned on his back by full-back Richard Mathers, who then provided the long pass for Smith to finish strongly at the corner for his side's third try.

As the game swung from end to end, Dobson and Burns combined to get Horne over for his second try three minutes before the break to level the scores and Smith edged the visitors back in front on the stroke of half-time with a penalty.

The lead changed hands once more within five minutes of the restart when a rampaging Liam Salter was brought down short of the Wakefield line before Horne's kick on the last tackle found full-back Craig Hall for Hull KR's fourth try.

Dobson kicked his third goal to make it 22-18 and, with the game still finely balanced, the reintroduction of strong-running forward Mickey Paea added fresh impetus to Rovers' attack.

George took Welham's pass to score his second try on 56 minutes and, as the Wildcats began to tire, Lovegrove powered his way over for a solo score and substitute prop Adam Walker offloaded from the tackle to get loose forward Constantine Mika over.

Wakefield finished a badly-beaten team and Lovegrove tore through some more poor defence to claim his second try nine minutes from the end and Dobson took his goal tally to six from eight attempts.

Match Action

  • 73m
    try

    Rhys Lovegrove

    Hull K R

  • 73m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 70m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 70m
    try

    Constantine Mika

    Hull K R

  • 67m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 67m
    try

    Rhys Lovegrove

    Hull K R

  • 57m
    try

    Luke George

    Hull K R

  • 49m
    interchange_off

    Kyle Amor

    Wakefield

  • 49m
    interchange_on

    Jon Molloy

    Wakefield

  • 47m
    try

    Craig Hall

    Hull K R

  • 47m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 40m
    goal

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 40m
    try

    Graeme Horne

    Hull K R

  • 37m
    try

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 37m
    goal

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 35m
    interchange_off

    Andy Raleigh

    Wakefield

  • 35m
    interchange_on

    Oliver Wilkes

    Wakefield

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Josh Hodgson

    Hull K R

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Lincoln Withers

    Hull K R

  • 29m
    goal

    Lee Smith

    Wakefield

  • 29m
    try

    Ben Cockayne

    Wakefield

  • 25m
    try

    Dean Collis

    Wakefield

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Paea

    Hull K R

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Cox

    Hull K R

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Justin Poore

    Wakefield

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Richard Beaumont

    Hull K R

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Constantine Mika

    Hull K R

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Kyle Amor

    Wakefield

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Adam Walker

    Hull K R

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    George Griffin

    Hull K R

  • 18m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 18m
    try

    Luke George

    Hull K R

  • 14m
    interchange_on

    Chris Annakin

    Wakefield

  • 14m
    interchange_off

    Peter Fox

    Wakefield

  • 8m
    try

    Graeme Horne

    Hull K R

  • 8m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R