Warrington Wolves 40-26 Hull Kingston Rovers

Saturday 14th April 2018
KO: 15:00 - Round: 11

40-26 FT

HT: 22 2

Attendance: 9,035

Official: J Smith

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Mike Cooper, Jack Hughes 2, Ben Currie, Tom Lineham, Stefan Ratchford, Ryan Atkins,

  • Goals
    Stefan Ratchford 6,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Maurice Blair, James Donaldson, Chris Atkin, Danny McGuire,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves survived a second-half revival by Hull KR to claim a hard-earned 40-26 victory that stretched their winning run to six Betfred Super League games.

The Wolves appeared to be coasting as they led 22-2 at half-time but the Robins scored three tries in nine minutes after the restart to cut the deficit to just two points and set up a frantic last half an hour.

But the Wolves steadied the ship and tries from Tom Lineham, Stefan Ratchford and Ryan Atkins saw them to a win which kept them third in the table.

Ratchford finished with a personal tally of 16 points as he also added six conversions, while Jack Hughes claimed two tries for the home side with others coming from Mike Cooper and Ben Currie.

Hull KR, who were rocked by an early injury to captain Shaun Lunt, scored through Maurice Blair, James Donaldson, Chris Atkin and Danny McGuire with Ryan Shaw kicking five goals.

Warrington coach Steve Price said: "That's what good teams do, find a way to get it done and we did that today.

"I was disappointed with our start to the the game, especially with our intent and attitude of what we wanted to display, and to come out in the second half and see them score some quick tries was disappointing.

"But, good teams find a way and I'm proud of the guys for managing to do that. We didn't panic and stayed at it with our gameplan and racked up 40 points." 

On Lunt, Rovers coach Tim Sheens said: "Shaun has ruptured knee ligaments and clinically it's three months which is the initial diagnosis but he will go for a scan on Monday.

"Together with Danny McGuire he has made such a difference at the club and to the team with his general play so it's a major blow for us."

  • 75: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 75: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Danny McGuire
  • 73: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 72: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ryan Atkins
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 68: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 67: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 66: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 50: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Chris Atkin
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 48: TRY! scored for Hull K R by James Donaldson
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 43: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Maurice Blair
  • 40: TRY! scored for Warrington by Jack Hughes
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 30: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Currie
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 25: TRY! scored for Warrington by Jack Hughes
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 20: TRY! scored for Warrington by Mike Cooper
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • Key Performers

    Tom Lineham

    Offloads 4
    5 5

    Bryson Goodwin

    Metres 183
    5 5
    Clean Breaks 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 7
    Hull Kingston Rovers 4

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 6
    Hull Kingston Rovers 5

    METRES:

    Warrington Wolves 1456
    Hull Kingston Rovers 1214

    CARRIES:

    Warrington Wolves 193
    Hull Kingston Rovers 165

    TACKLES:

    Warrington Wolves 267
    Hull Kingston Rovers 299

    OFFLOADS:

    Warrington Wolves 22
    Hull Kingston Rovers 5

    PENALTIES:

    Warrington Wolves 7
    Hull Kingston Rovers 8

    BREAKS:

    Warrington Wolves 9
    Hull Kingston Rovers 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jack Hughes 2 0 32 4 1 2 0 11 64 5.82 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Currie 1 1 22 4 0 2 2 13 70 5.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Mike Cooper 1 0 9 1 0 2 0 5 17 3.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ryan Atkins 1 0 19 4 1 3 0 8 78 9.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Tom Lineham 1 0 4 2 0 3 0 17 133 7.82 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 1
    Stefan Ratchford 1 1 3 0 2 2 2 15 134 8.93 1 0 0 0 6 1 1 0
    Morgan Smith 0 0 15 2 0 1 0 2 17 8.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 11 3 3 1 0 8 77 9.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Dominic Crosby 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 4 30 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 18 4 2 1 0 11 71 6.45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Westwood 0 0 30 2 3 1 0 22 135 6.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Daryl Clark 0 1 27 3 1 4 0 13 130 10.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 22 2 0 1 0 15 130 8.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone Roberts 0 0 20 3 9 2 6 10 42 4.20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Kevin Brown 0 2 12 1 1 3 2 13 59 4.54 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Charnley 0 0 9 2 1 1 0 11 86 7.82 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 9 0 1 9 1 15 183 12.20 4 2 3 0 0 0 3 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Danny McGuire 1 1 14 2 5 2 3 11 45 4.09 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Atkin 1 2 12 1 4 0 2 9 37 4.11 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Maurice Blair 1 0 18 2 3 2 0 8 48 6.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Donaldson 1 0 19 5 2 2 0 13 134 10.31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Vaivai 0 1 6 0 1 6 1 11 150 13.64 2 4 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Salter 0 0 18 0 4 1 0 14 121 8.64 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Shaw 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 10 72 7.20 0 4 0 0 5 0 0 0
    Adam Quinlan 0 0 9 2 3 3 1 10 64 6.40 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Carney 0 0 2 0 2 5 0 20 150 7.50 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 22 1 1 1 1 12 85 7.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Shaun Lunt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mose Masoe 0 0 23 5 1 1 0 8 68 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Danny Tickle 0 0 38 6 0 0 0 12 71 5.92 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 19 2 1 1 0 6 38 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Scruton 0 0 35 11 4 0 0 8 56 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Marsh 0 0 26 3 3 0 0 5 20 4.00 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Greenwood 0 0 33 7 3 0 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties