Hull Kingston Rovers 52-22 Salford Red Devils

Sunday 8th July 2018
KO: 15:00 - Round: 20

52-22 FT

HT: 36 6

Official: G Hewer

Venue: KCOM Craven Park

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Adam Quinlan, Ryan Shaw, Will Oakes (2), Danny McGuire (3), James Greenwood, Joel Tomkins,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw, Danny Tickle (7),

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Greg Johnson, Jake Bibby, Junior Sa'u (2),

  • Goals
    Ed Chamberlain (3),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Danny McGuire scored a first ever hat-trick for Hull KR as they thrashed Betfred Super League bottom-four rivals Salford Red Devils 52-22 to keep alive their hopes of a top-eight finish.

McGuire, Super League’s record try scorer, bagged his latest career treble in 22 minutes to help rampant Rovers leapfrog the Red Devils into 10th place.

Salford, who had won their three previous meetings against the hosts, can also still avoid an end-of-season relegation scrap.

But on the evidence of this nine-try hammering, after taking an early 6-0 lead, they face an uphill task to escape the bottom four.

Helped by the finishing skills of the ex-Leeds and England ace McGuire and a double from winger Will Oakes, Rovers topped their previous best score against the Red Devils of 48-12 in 2009.

While pleased with veteran McGuire’s contribution, Tim Sheens was not entirely satisfied.

“There was a bit more show and go from Danny,” he said off McGuire’s treble. “It’s the first time he’s probably done those types of plays which are typical of his football.”

Sheens also paid tribute to Tickle’s goal kicking, adding: “He did a great job for us and won it for us in that first half. He kicked every goal to make it 36-6 at half-time and that made a huge difference.”

However, Sheens felt his side should have been more ruthless after the break.

He continued: "I was disappointed with our control in the latter part of the second half.

“It’s something we have got to fix against the better sides because we could be in trouble if we don’t get out of that habit."

Salford boss Ian Watson said: "We started as well as we have done for a while. We were in control and dominating field position.

“But as soon as a bit of pressure came on we fell away from the process.

“We had an arm wrestle for that first 20 minutes but Hull KR turned the tide.

“We needed resilience but didn’t have it and they were outstanding on the back of it after that.

“It was a massive game and we spoke about the importance of it. If we continue to play like that we will be in trouble.”

  • 77: GOAL! scored for Salford by Ed Chamberlain
  • 77: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Salford by Ed Chamberlain
  • 61: TRY! scored for Salford by Junior Sa'u
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 58: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Danny McGuire
  • 55: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Will Oakes
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 51: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Danny McGuire
  • 46: TRY! scored for Salford by Junior Sa'u
  • 39: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Joel Tomkins
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 37: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Danny McGuire
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 33: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 33: TRY! scored for Hull K R by James Greenwood
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 28: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Will Oakes
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 24: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Adam Quinlan
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 16: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 10: GOAL! scored for Salford by Ed Chamberlain
  • 9: TRY! scored for Salford by Greg Johnson
  • Key Performers

    Will Oakes

    Metres 152
    3 3
    Clean Breaks 4

    Danny McGuire

    Tries 3
    3 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 9
    Salford Red Devils 4

    Goals:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 8
    Salford Red Devils 3

    METRES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 1358
    Salford Red Devils 1067

    CARRIES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 190
    Salford Red Devils 170

    TACKLES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 291
    Salford Red Devils 305

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 9
    Salford Red Devils 16

    PENALTIES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 7
    Salford Red Devils 7

    BREAKS:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 12
    Salford Red Devils 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Danny McGuire 3 0 16 2 1 4 2 15 57 3.80 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Will Oakes 2 0 0 0 0 8 0 13 152 11.69 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joel Tomkins 1 0 20 4 1 0 0 12 80 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    James Greenwood 1 1 20 4 1 3 0 13 54 4.15 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Ryan Shaw 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 22 3.14 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
    Adam Quinlan 1 2 7 0 0 7 0 11 141 12.82 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 22 4 1 0 0 17 121 7.12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 24 5 2 3 0 10 95 9.50 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mose Masoe 0 0 13 1 1 0 0 7 55 7.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Shaun Lunt 0 2 12 3 2 1 1 8 30 3.75 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 32 5 2 2 0 7 53 7.57 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Danny Tickle 0 0 45 7 5 0 0 15 74 4.93 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 0
    Tommy Lee 0 0 29 8 3 0 0 6 23 3.83 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Nick Scruton 0 0 23 2 5 0 0 12 103 8.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Atkin 0 0 11 1 3 1 1 13 82 6.31 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Junior Vaivai 0 1 5 1 2 4 1 13 135 10.38 0 4 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Maurice Blair 0 1 12 0 0 5 0 11 81 7.36 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Junior Sau 2 0 10 1 3 2 0 18 75 4.17 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Jake Bibby 1 0 12 2 3 1 1 6 32 5.33 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Johnson 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 29 9.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Edward Chamberlain 0 0 11 2 4 3 0 12 140 11.67 1 2 2 0 3 1 2 2
    Derrell Olpherts 0 1 7 1 1 2 0 15 126 8.40 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Robert Lui 0 0 8 0 5 3 2 16 73 4.56 0 2 3 0 0 0 3 2
    Jake Shorrocks 0 1 13 3 1 2 6 15 36 2.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Lama Tasi 0 0 21 3 0 1 0 10 59 5.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Wood 0 1 20 2 4 4 0 6 32 5.33 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Lee Mossop 0 0 24 6 2 1 0 13 113 8.69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 24 4 2 0 0 9 43 4.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 0 33 9 1 1 0 9 48 5.33 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Mark Flanagan 0 0 32 3 2 0 0 8 41 5.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 26 7 3 1 0 2 10 5.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Joshua Jones 0 0 17 6 3 2 0 8 59 7.38 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Daniel Murray 0 0 29 6 3 3 0 14 120 8.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Burke 0 0 17 2 2 2 0 6 31 5.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

    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