RUTHLESS SAINTS MARCH ON AFTER BIG VICTORY OVER HULL KR!

The Champions made it four wins in a row after a ruthless 42-8 victory over Hull KR on Friday evening at the Sewell Group Craven Park.

Saints took an early lead in East Yorkshire. Hull KR were caught offside which allowed Lewis Dodd to kick for touch, Saints tried to break through the Robins defence, but were unsuccessful until Steve Prescott Man of Steel leader Sione Mata’utia powered over from close range. Tommy Makinson added the conversion, 6-0.

Konrad Hurrell was then sent to the sin bin for a late hit as Rovers looked to get back into the game.

Hull KR made their man advantage count. A cut-out pass by former Saint Lachlan Coote found Ryan Hall on the left wing and he slid over to score in the corner. Jordan Abdull missed the conversion, so Saints still led 6-4.

We then extended our lead just before the half-hour mark.Β  After sustained pressure on the Rovers line the ball was worked out left and that ended with Jack Welsby finding Makinson who sprinted before sliding along the floor to score in the corner, his 150th try for the Red Vee. He converted his own try to make it 12-4.

Our third try quickly followed. Following a break downfield it resulted in great field positions for the visitors. From under the sticks, skipper James Roby threw the ball left to Dodd, who made a great step to open up space and score. Makinson once again added the extras, 18-4.

The Saints had their fourth try of the half in the final minute. A grubber kick from Welsby found its way to Dodd, he then kicked the ball and won the race to ground it and score. Makinson once again converted the try, as we led 24-4 after the first half.

It did not take long in the second half for our lead to be further extended. A Jonny Lomax pass close to the Robins line was collected by Mata’utia and he powered his way over from close range for his second. Makinson missed the conversion, 28-4. Jez Litten was then sin binned for the hosts for what appeared to be dissent.

We took further advantage of the extra man, a flowing move down the left ended with Man of the Match Mata’utia throwing a cut-out pass for Makinson who grabbed his second try of the game. Makinson converted his own try from the left touchline, 34-4.

Our seventh try came in the 64th minute. Lomax with a chip over the top which Hull KR allowed to bounce and Alex Walmsley gathered the loose ball and went over the Will Dagger to score. Makinson’s conversion hit the post, 38-4.

The hosts grabbed a consolation late on as they collected a high kick to score in the corner through Frankie Halton. Abdull missed the conversion, 38-8.

Saints made sure they had the last try of the evening though. A grubber kick to the left corner was not dealt with by Hull KR, Makinson putting his hand on the loose ball to complete his hat-trick. His conversion attempt went narrowly wide, but it meant little as Saints emerged as hugely impressive 42-8 victors in East Yorkshire.

Match Summary

Hull KR Team:Β Lachlan Coote, Sam Wood, Brad Takarangi, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ryan Hall, Mikey Lewis, Jordan Abdull, Albert Vete, Matt Parcell, George King, Dean Hadley, Frankie Halton, Matty Storton.

Interchanges:Β Jez Litten, Korbin Sims, Elliot Minchella, Will Dagger.

Tries:Β Ryan Hall (24), Frankie Halton (75)

Conversions:Β Jordan Abdull (0 from 2)

Sin Bin: Jez Litten (50)

Saints Team:Β Jack Welsby, Will Hopoate, Konrad Hurrell, Mark Percival, Tommy Makinson, Jonny Lomax, Lewis Dodd, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Matty Lees, Sione Mata’utia, Joe Batchelor, Morgan Knowles.

Interchanges:Β Joey Lussick, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Agnatius Paasi, Kyle Amor.

Tries:Β Sione Mata’utia (3, 44), Tommy Makinson (28, 53, 80), Lewis Dodd (33, 40), Alex Walmsley (64)

Conversions:Β Tommy Makinson (5 from 8)

Sin Bin:Β Konrad Hurrell (16)

HT:Β 4-24

FT: 8-42

Hull KR Line up

1Lachlan Coote
2Sam Wood
3Brad Takairangi
4Shaun Kenny-Dowall
5Ryan Hall
6Mikey Lewis
7Jordan Abdull
8Albert Vete
9Matt Parcell
10George King
11Dean Hadley
12Frankie Halton
13Matthew Storton
14Jez Litten
15Korbin Simms
16Will Dagger
17Elliot Minchella

Last updated 23 Jun 22 22:03:05

80'

FT: πŸ”΄βšͺ Hull KR 8-42 Saints ⚫🧊

Another BIG win in Hull! ✊

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80'

The kick is wide as the hooter goes..

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80'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

HAT-TRICKKKKKKKKKKK!! A Welsby grubber through is knocked on by the Hull KR full back and Makinson is there to touch down for his hat-trick!

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76'

Saints force the knock on from the restart! A chance to put the icing on the cake…

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74'
Try
Frankie Halton for Hull KR

KR do go over in the opposite corner. Halton the scorer. The kick goes wide.

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The Big Man going over!

73'

KR again look to come forward, but again Saints defence keeps them out.

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68'

Lees is back on for Mata’utia as we look to go in again down our left…

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66'

Makinson hits the post from right in front.

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65'
Try
Alex Walmsley for Saints

BIG ALLLL! Lomax with a lovely kick over the top and it bounces perfectly for the Big Man who says thank you very much and goes over!

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63'

We force a knock on as KR look to attack down our left. Defence has been solid again this evening!

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58'

Roby is off as Kyle Amor comes on. We are on the attack again!

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What a game this man is having!

54'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson’s touchline kick hits the post and goes over!

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53'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

T MAKKKK with his second after that man Mata’utia finds him with a lovely pass – What a game Sione is having! πŸ•ΊπŸ½

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52'

We win a set restart and Paasi is held up over the line…

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51'
Yellow Card
Jez Litten for Hull KR

Jez Litten has now been sent to the bin after conceding a penalty in a challenge with Hurrell.

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48'

Hall intercepts and tries to run half the length, but Welsby is there to catch up with him and save a try. KR do win a penalty for offside though…

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46'

Makinson this time, surprisingly, misses his kick. Coote has limped off the field – as the Saints fans sing his song. Classy.

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45'
Try
Sione Mata'utia for Saints

OHHH I WANNAAA DANCE WITH SIONNNNEEE! He’s at it again! Lomax with the short ball and Sione does the rest – powering over for his second!

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43'

KR knock on in their own 20. A chance early in the second half…

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41'

We are back underway in the second half!

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40'

HT: πŸ”΄βšͺ Hull KR 4-24 Saints ⚫🧊

We are in control at the break!

40'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson keeps up his 100% record for the night to slot over the two as the half time hooter sounds…

πŸ”΄βšͺ Hull KR 4-24 Saints ⚫🧊

39'
Try
Lewis Dodd for Saints

AND AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!! Super Jack with another assist as his grubber is missed by the KR defender and Doddy is there to pounce for his second!

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37'

Joey Lussick is on for Morgan Knowles. 3 to go until the break…

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34'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson makes no mistake. 4-18.

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34'
Try
Lewis Dodd for Saints

DODDDDYYYY! That trademark step is there once again as he dances over after a ball from the skipper!

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32'

LMS is on for Big Al as we win another set of six in the hosts half…Can we extend our lead here before the break?

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31'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

WHAT A KICK! Makinson nails the two from the touchline! Iggy Paasi is on for Matty Lees…

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30'
Try
Tommy Makinson for Saints

T MAKKKKKKKK! Welsby finds Makinson with a cut-out pass for his 150th Saints TRY!

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29'

Hurrell is back on as we return to 13…and we win another set of six in the KR half…

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25'

Abdull’s kick misses. We still lead.

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24'
Try
Ryan Hall for Hull KR

Hull KR score in the corner. Coote with the cut-out pass to Hall.

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24'

Hull KR move the ball out to Ryan Hall, but his kick through is defended well by Welsby. The ball goes out and they will come again…

πŸ”΄βšͺ Hull KR 0-6 Saints ⚫🧊

Sione powers over for the first try of the game earlier!

21'

CHANCE! Lomax finds a gap and feeds Percival who tries to find Makinson out wide for the try, but the ball hits Wood and goes dead. Goal-line drop out and we will come again…

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20'

The hosts come forward and win another set of six, but Mikey Lewis’ kick through runs dead and we see it out well.

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17'
Yellow Card
Konrad Hurrell for Saints

Hurrell catches Sam Wood late and is sent to the sin bin.

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13'

Hull KR win another set restart, but the pressure is well defended from Saints as Hopoate is there above Ryan Hall to catch Abdull’s kick…

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10'

Hull KR win back-to-back set restarts, but a big hit from Mata’utia again forces the knock on!

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5'
Goal
Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson slots over the two from right in front to extend our lead!

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4'
Try
Sione Mata'utia for Saints

I wanna dance with SIONEEEEEEEEEEEEE! WHAT A START! We win a penalty for offside, the ball finds its way to Lomax who feeds Mata’utia with a short ball and he powers over!

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2'

An early Saints attack, but the ball goes forward. Scrum to the hosts on half way…

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Kick off here in Hull!

Not long now!

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Team News! This is how we will line up this evening…Will Hopoate is back and starts on the wing. Kyle Amor comes in for the suspended Curtis Sironen.

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