Super League  Friday 28th June 2013  Langtree Park  Att: 10,820

Squad

Wellens, Turner, Meli, Hohaia, Lomax, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Wilkin, Manu, Laffranchi, Clough, Jones, Makinson, Greenwood, Walmsley, Howarth, O'Brien, Swift.

Squad

Beaumont, Ollett, Walker, Gleeson, Tuimavave, Cox, Mika, Burns, Horne, Brown, Hall, Paea, D. Hodgson, Lovegrove, Dobson, Paterson, Eden, Carlile, J. Hodgson.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Anthony Laffranchi

Francis Meli

GOAL SCORERS:

Tom Makinson

Gareth O'Brien

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Greg Eden

Alex Brown

Travis Burns

GOAL SCORERS:

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Full Report

Match Official: R Hicks

On-fire Hull KR made it three wins in three meetings against St Helens this season to climb above cross-city rivals Hull FC into sixth place in the Super League standings.

St Helens, who would have leapfrogged Rovers with victory, trailed 16-0 at half-time and could have no complaints at their first home defeat by the Robins since 2009.

Rovers, who had Travis Burns and Mickey Paea sin-binned by referee Robert Hicks, outscored their opponents three tries to two with Michael Dobson booting six goals from seven attempts.

Saints, who had lost twice at Rovers in the league and cup this year, brought back Stuart Howarth for Luke Thompson but Ade Gardner was still missing as his wait to score the one try he needs for a career double century of touchdowns goes on.

Rovers were without Matt Salter, Rhys Lovegrove and Sean Gleeson after the impressive win at Catalan Dragons with Alex Brown stepping onto the wing and Aaron Ollett making his Super League debut off the bench.

Richard Beaumont was a late replacement on the bench after Lovegrove was taken ill before the match.

Lincoln Withers and Jason Netherton were still absent for Rovers whose only defeat in their last six matches was the controversial Magic Weekend loss to Hull.

Saints had won the last four home meetings against the Robins since 2009 and went into the clash on the back of impressive victories over Bradford Bulls and Salford City Reds.

Hull KR stunned their hosts by taking an eighth-minute lead with a Travis Burns try after the Australian stand-off scythed through the defence and Newcastle Knights-bound Dobson slotted over the conversion.

Then almost straight from the restart Burns burst through again with Greg Eden kicking ahead for Brown to shrug off Francis Meli and go over in the corner to open up a 10-0 lead.

But Rovers had to manage without Burns for 10 minutes midway through the first half after he was sin-binned with Paul Wellens after a flare-up.

Wellens was furious with the decision and Saints' plight became worse when Eden scooped up a pass from Dobson to make it 16-0.

James Roby failed to find touch from a penalty just before the break to sum up the home side's frustrations.

St Helens continued to make mistakes early in the second half but finally opened their account after 49 minutes when Meli took Jonny Lomax's pass to cross in the corner and Gareth O'Brien landed the touchline conversion.

A Dobson penalty eased Rovers nerves to make it 18-6 after 55 minutes when Saints threatened a comeback.

Rovers had Paea, who this week agreed to join Hull next season, sin-binned on the hour for a professional foul but two more Dobson penalties stretched the advantage to 22-6.

Anthony Laffranchi did manage a converted touchdown for Saints six minutes from time but it was too late with Dobson adding another penalty.

Match Action

  • 79m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 75m
    goal

    Tom Makinson

    St Helens

  • 75m
    try

    Anthony Laffranchi

    St Helens

  • 70m
    interchange_on

    Aaron Ollett

    Hull K R

  • 70m
    interchange_off

    Keal Carlile

    Hull K R

  • 67m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 64m
    interchange_on

    Lance Hohaia

    St Helens

  • 64m
    interchange_off

    Gareth O'Brien

    St Helens

  • 63m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 54m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 48m
    goal

    Gareth O'Brien

    St Helens

  • 48m
    try

    Francis Meli

    St Helens

  • 37m
    interchange_off

    Stuart Howarth

    St Helens

  • 37m
    interchange_on

    Joe Greenwood

    St Helens

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Keal Carlile

    Hull K R

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Constantine Mika

    Hull K R

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Hull K R

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Paea

    Hull K R

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook

    St Helens

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Anthony Laffranchi

    St Helens

  • 20m
    try

    Greg Eden

    Hull K R

  • 20m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R

  • 17m
    interchange_on

    Alex Walmsley

    St Helens

  • 17m
    interchange_off

    Tony Puletua

    St Helens

  • 10m
    try

    Alex Brown

    Hull K R

  • 9m
    try

    Travis Burns

    Hull K R

  • 9m
    goal

    Michael Dobson

    Hull K R