Wakefield Trinity 16-54 Hull Kingston Rovers

Thursday 2nd June 2016
KO: 20:00 - Round: 17

16-54 FT

HT: 10 26

Official: C Kendall

Venue: Belle Vue Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Bill Tupou, Mikey Sio, Craig Hall,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Kieran Dixon 3, Albert Kelly 2, James Greenwood 2, Shaun Lunt, James Green, Maurice Blair,

  • Goals
    Ken Sio 7,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Kieran Dixon marked his return to action with a hat-trick of tries as Hull KR boosted their First Utility Super League top-eight hopes with a 54-16 victory over former coach Chris Chester's Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Albert Kelly and James Greenwood also crossed twice to help Rovers move three points behind eighth-placed Widnes Vikings in the table.

Rovers, coached by ex-Wildcat James Webster, raced into a 20-0 lead in as many minutes through tries from Dixon, Kelly, Greenwood and Shaun Lunt, who crossed for the 150th time of his career.

Wakefield fought back through efforts from Bill Tupou and Michael Sio, either side of James Green crossing, to make it 26-10 at half-time.

The Wildcats threatened a comeback when Craig Hall finished off a fine move six minutes after the interval, but Dixon scored twice in quick succession to complete his treble.

Rovers then ran riot as Greenwood touched down for a second time from a Tupou error, Kelly ran 70 metres to score and Maurice Blair, on his 50th appearance for the club, waltzed over following a brilliant Terry Campese kick. 

Webster heaped praise on Campese, who was rested against Catalans Dragons last week, saying: "Terry coming back helps us massively.

"People probably think we were targeting this game but the medical advice was for him to miss that game.

"We decided to take that punt a long time ago. It's a nice victory and it probably proves we made the right decision."

On Dixon, Webster added: "Kieran only realised he was going to play at lunchtime today when Joe Wardill cried off so full credit to him.

"He played well. There is a lot of facets in his game that other people don't have. He realises he has to be as consistent as he was tonight and, if he can be, then he has a big future."

Chester said: "We looked a tired team out there. Hull KR were good and they put the game to bed in the first 30 minutes.

"We showed a bit of desire and courage in the second half but we didn't show any patience in the first 10 or 15 minutes, we wanted to score off every play.

"I thought Campese and Kelly controlled the game really well, defensively we couldn't put them under pressure. We kept losing ruck after ruck after ruck."

  • 75: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ken Sio
  • 75: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Maurice Blair
  • 67: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Albert Kelly
  • 67: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ken Sio
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ken Sio
  • 63: TRY! scored for Hull K R by James Greenwood
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ken Sio
  • 59: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Kieran Dixon
  • 56: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Kieran Dixon
  • 47: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Craig Hall
  • 47: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 34: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Mikey Sio
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 30: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ken Sio
  • 30: TRY! scored for Hull K R by James Green
  • 26: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Bill Tupou
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ken Sio
  • 20: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Shaun Lunt
  • 18: TRY! scored for Hull K R by James Greenwood
  • 12: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Albert Kelly
  • 3: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Kieran Dixon
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ken Sio
  • Key Performers

    Anthony Tupou

    Offloads 4
    4 4

    Albert Kelly

    Metres 182
    3 3

    Kieran Dixon

    Tries 3
    3 3
    Metres 204
    Clean Breaks 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wakefield Trinity 3
    Hull Kingston Rovers 10

    Goals:

    Wakefield Trinity 2
    Hull Kingston Rovers 7

    METRES:

    Wakefield Trinity 981
    Hull Kingston Rovers 1536

    CARRIES:

    Wakefield Trinity 145
    Hull Kingston Rovers 184

    TACKLES:

    Wakefield Trinity 304
    Hull Kingston Rovers 247

    OFFLOADS:

    Wakefield Trinity 17
    Hull Kingston Rovers 18

    PENALTIES:

    Wakefield Trinity 6
    Hull Kingston Rovers 6

    BREAKS:

    Wakefield Trinity 8
    Hull Kingston Rovers 11

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Bill Tupou 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 14 130 9.29 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 1
    Craig Hall 1 1 3 0 3 3 0 15 129 8.60 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Micheal Sio 1 0 22 1 1 0 1 4 23 5.75 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Annakin 0 0 19 3 2 3 0 12 76 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Anthony Tupou 0 0 37 4 2 0 0 9 21 2.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
    Mickael Simon 0 0 15 1 1 0 0 5 22 4.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Nick Scruton 0 0 20 5 0 1 0 7 39 5.57 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Arundel 0 1 12 0 1 2 0 16 138 8.63 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Scott Anderson 0 0 30 1 3 0 0 12 99 8.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 18 3 1 0 0 12 70 5.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jon Molloy 0 0 20 2 0 0 0 7 60 8.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Finn 0 1 19 1 1 1 3 9 31 3.44 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
    Tom Johnstone 0 0 7 1 3 1 1 8 66 8.25 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Stuart Howarth 0 0 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mat Ashurst 0 0 33 5 0 2 0 4 54 13.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jacob Miller 0 0 16 1 2 2 1 6 12 2.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Reece Lyne 0 0 15 0 6 0 0 5 11 2.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Kieran Dixon 3 0 2 0 1 6 0 14 204 14.57 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James Greenwood 2 0 25 1 1 1 0 15 89 5.93 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Albert Kelly 2 1 16 3 3 3 5 13 182 14.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James Green 1 0 12 1 0 1 0 13 116 8.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Maurice Blair 1 2 21 1 3 5 1 12 98 8.17 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Shaun Lunt 1 0 21 3 1 0 0 10 81 8.10 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 1
    John Boudebza 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 2 15 7.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 16 0 1 0 0 4 28 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitchell Allgood 0 0 21 2 1 0 0 8 67 8.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Terry Campese 0 1 9 0 1 0 6 10 40 4.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Iain Thornley 0 1 6 0 1 1 0 12 76 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Dane Tilse 0 0 13 1 1 0 0 15 116 7.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Adam Walker 0 1 13 0 0 3 0 16 139 8.69 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Marsh 0 0 10 0 0 2 0 7 57 8.14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ken Sio 0 1 4 0 0 4 0 15 113 7.53 0 2 0 0 7 3 2 1
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 26 4 0 0 0 10 71 7.10 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Chris Clarkson 0 1 21 3 2 0 0 8 44 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

    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