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SAINTS NIL HULL KR TO MAKE IT TWO FROM TWO

Kristian Woolf’s men made it two from two with a convincing 25-0 win over Hull Kingston Rovers as Regan Grace bagged a double and Jack Welsby also impressed at full back.

Saints got off to a great start as Regan Grace got his second in two games after just three minutes. Saints capitalised after winning a penalty, before Jonny Lomax’s cut-out pass found Grace who did brilliantly to catch the ball above his head and stay in play, before adjusting his feet and driving over the line. Tommy Makinson converted well to make it 6-0.

Saints doubled their lead in the seventh minute after a lovely bit of play from Theo Fages, whose quick feet beat three defenders before he offloaded to Jack Welsby to score his first try of the season. Makinson missed the conversion, meaning the score remained 10-0.

After a blistering start by Kristian Woolf’s men, the hosts began to get a foothold in the game, really testing the Champions’ solid defensive record. With the game becoming very end to end, the play became quite scrappy with several errors for each side, but Saints held on to their 10-0 lead going into half time.

Saints started the second half positively and Makinson added two more points to the board after Hull KR were penalised for offside, extending Saints lead to 12-0 after 46 minutes.

Kyle Amor was held up on the line after some positive play by captain James Roby, before Theo Fages kicked a drop goal to extend the lead to 13-0 after 55 minutes.

George Lawler was then sin binned after being warned several times by Robert Hicks, and Saints capitalised straight away through Aaron Smith. It was Alex Walmsley who tried to offload, but the ball bounced into the hands of Smith who picked it up and drove for the line. It went upstairs and was given as Makinson converted to make it 19-0.

Welsby continued to impress at full back and he set up Grace for his second with a long cut-out pass to the left where Grace was there to grab his second. Makinson added the extras to make it 25-0 and secured our second win from as many games.

Leeds Rhinos are up next in the Betfred Challenge Cup on Saturday!

Match Summary:

Hull KR 13: Adam Quinlan, Ben Crooks, Greg Minikin, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ryan Hall, Mikey Lewis, Jordan Abdull, Korbin Sims, Jez Litten, George King, Kane Linnett, Dean Hadley, George Lawler.

Interchanges: Matt Parcell, Elliot Minchella, Matty Storton, Muizz Mustapha.

Saints 13: Jack Welsby, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Josh Simm, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Matty Lees, Joel Thompson, James Bentley, Sione Mata’utia.

Interchanges: Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Kyle Amor, Aaron Smith, Joe Batchelor.

Tries: Grace (3, 70), Welsby (7), Smith (62)

Conversions: Makinson (3)

Penalties: Makinson (46)

Drop Goals: Fages (55)

Half time: 0-10

Full time: 0-25

Referee: Robert Hicks

Hull KR Line up

1Adam Quinlan
2Ben Crooks
3Greg Minikin
4Shaun Kenny-Dowall
5Ryan Hall
6Mikey Lewis
7Jordan Abdull
8Korbin Sims
9Jez Litten
10George King
11Kane Linnett
12Dean Hadley
13George Lawler
14Matt Parcell
15Elliot Minchella
16Matty Storton
17Muizz Mustapha

Last updated 30 Apr 21 20:02:06

Head over to our homepage and Saints TV for all the reaction to tonight’s win! Next up is Leeds Rhinos in the Challenge Cup on Saturday!

80'

FT: 🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-25 Saints 😇

A double from Grace plus scores from Welsby and Smith secure a second win of the season for Saints!

#COYS

77'

Great defence from the Saints to keep Hull KR out!

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-25 Saints 😇

74'

Lees is back on for LMS whilst Mata’utia has also returned to the field. Just over 5 minutes to go…

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73'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson kicks the extras from the touchline as Lawler is back on for Hull KR…

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-25 Saints 😇

72'
Try
Regan Grace for Saints

REEEEGZ! Our Welsh winger grabs his second as he latches onto a lovely cut-out pass from Welsby to go over!

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📸 Kevvy Naiqama powers his way forward! 👊

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-19 Saints 😇

68'

Approaching the last 10 minutes here at our Totally Wicked Stadium. Can we grab a fourth try of the game?

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-19 Saints 😇

63'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson kicks the two as Smith goes off after a head knock in the act of scoring his try..

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62'
Try
Aaron Smith for Saints

SMITHHH! Our young hooker goes for the line again and this time he does get it down! Get in!

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-17 Saints 😇

62'
Yellow Card
George Lawler for Hull KR

Hull KR’s George Lawler is sent to the bin…Can we make it count?

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60'

Saints win successive set restarts and Az Smith goes for the line from dummy half! It goes upstairs, but he is held up…We will come forward again!

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59'

Big Al is back on as Batchelor makes way. Aaron Smith comes on at hooker with Robes taking a breather…

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57'
Drop Goal
Theo Fages for Saints

On the next play, Theo Fages takes the one pointer!

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-13 Saints 😇

56'

Roby goes for the line. He is held up just short before Kyle Amor does likewise! It goes upstairs, but the video referee says he was held up too and Hull KR survive…

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-12 Saints 😇

📸 LMS battles away! 👊

@louiems14

#COYS

45'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson makes no mistake with the kick and the lead is 12!

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-12 Saints 😇

45'

Saints win successive penalties and Makinson will go for the two here early in the second. Kick to come, to the right of the sticks…

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-10 Saints 😇

44'

A Fages high kick looks for Makinson in the corner, but Hall beats it to it and T Mak traps his winger in goal and we will come again…

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-10 Saints 😇

41'

We are back underway here in St Helens! COYS!

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-10 Saints 😇

40'

HT: 🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-10 Saints 😇

Early tries from Grace and Welsby send us into the break ahead!

#COYS

👊 @jamesbentley34 👊

📸 @plattyphoto

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36'

Mata’utia makes way and Joe Batchelor is on for his first appearance of the season! Less than five minutes to go in the first half…

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35'

Fages finds Lomax, but our number 6 can’t grasp the ball and knocks on under pressure from the Rovers defence.

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33'

The ball is intercepted by Abdull on the far side and he looks like he has free reign to race clear, but he can’t keep hold of it and we will come again…

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-10 Saints 😇

32'

Kyle Amor is now on as Big Al takes a breather. Saints win a penalty in the Rovers half and we have a chance to extend our lead with less than 10 minutes to go until the break…

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-10 Saints 😇

30'

LMS is on for Matty Lees who has put in an impressive stint again!

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24'

Hull KR keep the ball alive and kick towards the Saints left but Crooks knocks on and we will come forward…

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-10 Saints 😇

20'

Hull KR with some pressure here as we hit the 20 minute mark after back-to-back sets. The Saints defending strong so far…

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-10 Saints 😇

Matty Lees lines one up!

14'

Sione Mata’utia breaks through and offloads and the ball finds its way to Fages who puts another clever kick through and we trap the Rovers defender in goal and will come again…

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-10 Saints 😇

💪 @ReganGrace5 does brilliantly to power his way over three Rovers players to grab the games opening try!

📸 @plattyphoto

#COYS

9'

Makinson misses the two.

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-10 Saints 😇

8'
Try
Jack Welsby for Saints

GETT INNN! What a try this is and it’s made by our little French magician Theo Fages who jinxes his way through three Hull KR defenders and offloads to the supporting Welsby who goes over!

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-10 Saints 😇

7'

Fages high kick to the corner is challenged by Makinson and former Rhino Ryan Hall and a goal-line drop out is forced. We will come again…

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-6 Saints 😇

6'

Joel Thompson wins a penalty. Lomax finds touch and we have another opportunity here…

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-6 Saints 😇

4'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson is on kicking duties again this evening and he nails the touch-line conversion to extend our lead early on here!

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-6 Saints 😇

4'
Try
Regan Grace for Saints

REEEGZ! The ball is moved out to the left through the hands of Fages and then Lomax who throws a lovely cut-out pass to Grace and he skips inside one and goes over! The video referee gives it!

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-4 Saints 😇

3'

Saints win an early penalty. Fages kicks for touch and we have a set in the Hull KR half…Come on boys!

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-0 Saints 😇

1'

Here we go! We are off and underway at the Totally Wicked Stadium! COYS!

🔴⚪ Hull KR 0-0 Saints 😇

Kick off is next! COYS!

Game faces 🔛! 💪

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Kick off is next…

Mr Walmsley is all smiles after signing his new deal this week 😃

The big man starts tonight! 💪

In the earlier kick off here at the Totally Wicked Stadium, Wigan lead Wakefield by 12 points to 6 midway through the second half. That game is, like ours, live on Sky Sports!

Woolf explains Coote absence: “He has trained really well, but he pulled up a little sore late in the week, so we are not going to take any risks. He will 100% be right next week.”

🔵⚪ 𝙎𝘼𝙄𝙉𝙏𝙎 𝙏𝙀𝘼𝙈 𝙉𝙀𝙒𝙎! 🔵⚪

This is how your Saints will line up for the Mose Masoe Round 2 clash vs Hull KR with kick off at 8:15pm!

Head over to our homepage and check out our match preview for all the pre-match talk. Team news will be revealed right here at approximately 6:45pm!

LMS is a good friend of Mose and knows of the importance of backing the Big Man through such a difficult time…

All the Round 2 games over the next three days are in the name of former Saint Mose Masoe and fans can show their support by purchasing a virtual ticket!

Welcome to our Totally Wicked Stadium home as we host all of the Betfred Super League Round 2 fixtures. We are actually the away team this evening as we face Hull KR with kick off at 8:15pm!

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