Saints are now one win from winning the League Leaders’ Shield after beating Hull KR 38-12 at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday evening.

Saints took an early lead as Hull KR dropped the ball with the first play of the game and Saints kept the ball alive from the restart as Tommy Makinson offloaded to Konrad Hurrell before the Robins were caught offside which gave Saints the chance to take two early points. Makinson took those two points on offer just to the right of the sticks, 2-0.

The lead was increased six minutes later. Saints camped on the Rovers line and eventually threw the ball to our right edge as the returning Jack Welsby found Makinson in acres of space to cross over. Tommy added the extras from the right touchline, 8-0.

Our second almost came in the 17th minute. Makinson broke down the right wing again and kicked infield, a covering Hull KR defender kicked the ball out of Welsby’s path but it went back to Makinson who picked the ball up and headed for the try line, but he was just unable to ground the ball though as he reached out.

We wern’t to be denied for much longer though. Saints continued to burst forward and try number two came in the 21st minute. Once again the ball was worked to the right edge and Will Hopoate found Makinson to stroll in the corner. Makinson was unable to convert, 12-0.

Another Saints try followed. The ball was thrown to the left edge by Welsby and Jon Bennison broke down the left wing, he fed the ball back on his inside to the supporting Welsby and he won the race to the line to score. Makinson converted from in front, 18-0.

Saints had another penalty in front of the sticks with six minutes to go in the first half. After we forced a KR dropout, former Saint Lachlan Coote kicked the ball out on the full, we opted to take the two and Makinson converted to give us a 20-0 lead.

Saints forced a Robins goal-line dropout in the first few minutes of the second half as Coote was tackled by Makinson who was chasing his own kick. The resulting drop out didn’t go ten metres and Saints were awarded a penalty. A few tackles later Joey Lussick, who had come on for Hopoate at the break, spotted a gap from dummy half to cross for our fourth try of the game. Makinson converted, 26-0.

Hull KR grabbed a try of their own as they broke through the heart of the Saints line before a number of offloads resulted in Kane Linnett scoring. Coote was unable to convert, 26-4.

Just after the hour mark Saints had their fifth. The ball was thrown from right to left and it ended with Welsby throwing a cut-out pass for Bennison to stroll over in the corner. Makinson converted, 32-4.

Hull KR hit back shortly after. Saints were unable to deal with a short restart and Rovers kicked the ball to their left edge, Makinson caught it but offloaded to Will Tate to avoid being pushed into touch and he went over from close range. Coote was unable to convert, 32-8.

The Robins third try of the night came a few minutes later. On the last they opted against going down the short side and instead kicked cross field. The Robins caught the ball and worked it to their right edge and Connor Barley stretched over to score on debut. Coote was unable to convert, 32-12.

But Saints had the final say with three minutes to go. Off the back of a penalty awarded in the midfield, Saints worked the ball downfield and Ben Davies was too powerful from close range and forced his way over to score. Makinson converted, 38-12.

Those were the final points of the game as Saints maintained our six point lead at the top of the Betfred Super League table and can seal the League Leaders’ Shield with victory over rivals Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium next Friday!

Match Summary

Saints Team: Will Hopoate, Tommy Makinson, Konrad Hurrell, Ben Davies, Jonathan Bennison, Jack Welsby, Jonny Lomax, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Matty Lees, James Bell, Joe Batchelor, Jake Wingfield.

Interchanges: Joey Lussick, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Agnatius Paasi, Sam Royle.

Tries: Tommy Makinson (8, 21), Jack Welsby (30), Joey Lussick (43), Jonathan Bennison (61), Ben Davies (77)

Conversions: Tommy Makinson (5 from 6)

Penalties: Tommy Makinson (2 from 2)

Hull KR Team: Lachlan Coote, Connor Barley, Jimmy Keinhorst, Will Tate, Ryan Hall, Mikey Lewis, Rowan Milnes, Matty Storton, Jez Litten, George King, Frankie Halton, Kane Linnett, Elliot Minchella.

Interchanges: Albert Vete, Will Maher, Phoenix Laulu-Togag’e, Zach Fishwick.

Tries: Kane Linnett (57), Will Tate (63), Connor Barley (69)

Conversions: Lachlan Coote (0 from 3)

HT: 20-0

FT: 38-12

Attendance: 10,048

Saints Line up

3 Will Hopoate
2 Tommy Makinson
23 Konrad Hurrell
21 Ben Davies
5 Jonathan Bennison
1 Jack Welsby
6 Jonny Lomax
8 Alex Walmsley
James Roby
10 Matty Lees
15 James Bell
12 Joe Batchelor
18 Jake Wingfield
14 Joey Lussick
15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
17 Agnatius Paasi
22 Sam Royle

Hull KR Line up

1Lachlan Coote
2Connor Barley
3Will Tate
4Jimmy Keinhorst
5Ryan Hall
6Mikey Lewis
7Rowan Milnes
8Matty Storton
9Jez Litten
10George King
11Frankie Halton
12Kane Linnett
13Elliot Minchella
14Albert Vete
15Will Maher
16Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e
17Zach Fishwick

Last updated 19 Aug 22 21:43:26


FT: 🔴⚪️ Saints 38-12 Hull KR 🟡🔵

A step closer to being crowned League Leaders…


Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson adds the two!

🔴⚪️ Saints 38-12 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Ben Davies for Saints

DAVIES wraps it up as he powers over from close range! Three in two for our young centre!

🔴⚪️ Saints 36-12 Hull KR 🟡🔵


We win the penalty, kick for touch and have a chance to have the final say…

🔴⚪️ Saints 32-12 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Barley is denied his second after Hull KR are penalised for crossing.

🔴⚪️ Saints 32-12 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Saints are penalised for offside, the Robins kick for touch and have a set on half way…

🔴⚪️ Saints 32-12 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Coote again misses with the conversion…Royle is off and Walmsley is back on!

🔴⚪️ Saints 32-12 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Connor Barley for Hull KR

KR are in again as they kick from left to right and 17 year old Barley goes over on his debut.

🔴⚪️ Saints 32-12 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Coote’s kick is wide again.

🔴⚪️ Saints 32-8 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Will Tate for Hull KR

Hull KR hit straight back as Will Tate goes over.

🔴⚪️ Saints 32-8 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson kicks the two from the touchline as LMS makes his way back on following his head assessment!

🔴⚪️ Saints 32-4 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Jonathan Bennison for Saints

BENNOOOOOO!! The pressure tells as Welsby finds Bennison who runs the perfect line to crash over!

🔴⚪️ Saints 30-4 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Sam Royle is on for Jake Wingfield as we are hammering at the Hull KR line!

🔴⚪️ Saints 26-4 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Coote’s kick drifts wide.

🔴⚪️ Saints 26-4 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Kane Linnett for Hull KR

Hull KR get one back as Coote makes a break and KR keep the ball alive and Vete finds Linnett who goes over.

🔴⚪️ Saints 26-4 Hull KR 🟡🔵


We move the ball out to the left, but Davies is held up on the last.

🔴⚪️ Saints 26-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Matty Lees is back on as LMS is off for a head injury assessment…

🔴⚪️ Saints 26-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson adds the two to extend our lead!

🔴⚪️ Saints 26-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Joey Lussick for Saints

JOEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!! Straight off the bench and on the scoresheet as Lussick darts over from dummy half!

🔴⚪️ Saints 24-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Coote saves a certain Saints Try as Makinson grubbers and chases it, but our former no.1 is there to pounce. His kick then doesn’t reach 10 and we have it back!

🔴⚪️ Saints 20-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


We are back underway at the break and there has been one change with Hopoate off and Joey Lussick on in his place. Welsby has dropped in at full back and Roby is now in the halves.

🔴⚪️ Saints 20-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


HT: 🔴⚪️ Saints 20-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵

A dominant first half from the Saints! 💪



Paasi this time knocks on.

🔴⚪️ Saints 20-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


We have another chance to extend our lead before the break as KR are penalised for offside. We kick for touch and roll on!

🔴⚪️ Saints 20-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Super Jack!

Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson says thank you very much and slots over the penalty goal.

🔴⚪️ Saints 20-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Coooote kicks it out on the full and the West stand find their voice again…

🔴⚪️ Saints 18-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson adds the two from right in front!

🔴⚪️ Saints 18-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Jack Welsby for Saints

SUPER JACKKKKKKK!!! That man finds Bennison with a cut-out pass and Benno feeds Jack back on his inside and he runs clear to score!

🔴⚪️ Saints 16-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


LMS is on for Matty Lees as we continue to bomb forward! 10 to go until the break…

🔴⚪️ Saints 12-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Hoppa drops the high bomb, but the ball goes backwards and we have it back. Iggy Paasi is on for Big Al!

🔴⚪️ Saints 12-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Makinson’s kick this time drifts wide…

🔴⚪️ Saints 12-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Tommy Makinson for Saints

Tommy at the DOUBLE! We have the numbers down the right and we move it quickly to send Makinson over for his second!

🔴⚪️ Saints 12-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


We are keeping the ball alive at every opportunity and the set results in Lomax’s grubber being chased down by Welsby who traps Lewis in goal and another Saints set awaits!

🔴⚪️ Saints 8-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Roby wins the penalty for a high shot and we come again…

🔴⚪️ Saints 8-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


ENDTO END! A kick over the top from Makinson, Mikey Lewis gets back, but kicks back towards Makinson who picks it up and goes for the line, but he unfortunately knocks on.

🔴⚪️ Saints 8-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Debutant Connor Barley breaks clear down the right after a ball from Coote, but after skipping past Bennison and Welsby, his pass back inside is forward. A chance for the visitors.

🔴⚪️ Saints 8-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


We come again but Hurrell can’t keep hold of Hopoate’s short ball and Hull KR survive.

🔴⚪️ Saints 8-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


What a try that would have been! Hoppa and Al offload, Lomax keeps it alive, Welsby finds Makinson who chips over, chases it, but Ryan Hall is there only to be trapped in goal.

🔴⚪️ Saints 8-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Hull KR come forward, but James Bell is there to force Coote’s pass into touch.

🔴⚪️ Saints 8-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson converts his own try from the touchline!

🔴⚪️ Saints 8-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Tommy Makinson for Saints

TOMMY!!!!!!! A lovely flowing move from Saints sees the ball moved from left to right and Welsby, on his return, finds T Mak in the corner!

🔴⚪️ Saints 6-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Cooooote takes the high bomb and his name rings around the Totally Wicked. It’s good to see you back, Cootie!

🔴⚪️ Saints 2-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Tommy Makinson for Saints

In fact…Makinson takes the two and we do lead here early on!

🔴⚪️ Saints 2-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


Hurrell now wins a penalty and we will come again with another set on the visitors’ line…

🔴⚪️ Saints 0-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


The perfect start from Saints as James Bell forces the KR knock on straight from the kick off. CHANCE!

🔴⚪️ Saints 0-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵


We are off and underway here at The Totally Wicked Stadium 💪

🔴⚪️ Saints 0-0 Hull KR 🟡🔵

Joey Lussick is in good spirits! 😁

Let’s go boys!

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