Saturday 9th September 2017
15:15 - Round: 5

12-6 FT

( 8-6 HT )

Attendance : 8,227

Official: G Hewer

Venue: KCOM Craven Park

Saturday 9th September 2017
15:15 - Round: 5

12 : 6 FT

( 8 - 6 HT )

Attendance : 8,227

Official: G Hewer

Venue: KCOM Craven Park

Scorers

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Thomas Minns, Ryan Shaw,

  • Goals
    Jamie Ellis 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Hep Cahill,

  • Goals
    Lloyd White,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Hull Kingston Rovers are back in Betfred Super League following a day of high drama in the Super 8s Qualifiers.

Eleven months on from suffering the heartbreak of defeat in the Million-Pound Game, Rovers secured an immediate return to the top flight with two rounds to spare thanks to a nail-biting 12-6 victory over Widnes Vikings at KCOM Craven Park.

That followed an equally tense 32-30 win by Warrington Wolves over Leigh Centurions which ensured Tony Smith's side keep their place in Super League and leaves Widnes to battle it out with Leigh and Catalans Dragons for the other automatic place.

The outcome of Hull KR coach Tim Sheens' 700th club match was decided by an 80-metre interception try from winger Ryan Shaw, who picked off a pass from Widnes second rower Matt Whitley to break up a dangerous attack and sprint unopposed for the match-winning score.

Thomas Minns had crossed over for the hosts earlier, with Jamie Ellis adding the extras, while Hep Cahill scored Widnes' only try which Lloyd White converted.

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens said: "I didn't realise it was my 700th game. Obviously it's a game that I'll remember, that's for sure. In context, it's as good as anything, it's what you're doing at the time."

He added: "I was employed to get the team back into Super League and we've done it today. I suppose it's one job done. We'll enjoy the moment."

Widnes coach Denis Betts said: "It's hard to take. It is what it is. We couldn't take our chances when we created them.

"I thought we had the better of the game and did enough to win it but you've got to give credit where it's due. They didn't want to give in."

  • 70: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 40: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Thomas Minns
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 23: TRY! scored for Widnes by Hep Cahill
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Lloyd White
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • Key Performers

    Jack Buchanan

    Metres 142
    Tackles 36

    Hep Cahill

    Tackles 54

    Lloyd White

    Offloads 4

    Gil Dudson

    Tackles 33

    Maurice Blair

    Tackles 38

    Lee Jewitt

    Tackles 32

    Shaun Lunt

    Tackles 42

    George Lawler

    Tackles 49

    Ryan Shaw

    Metres 133

    Chris Clarkson

    Tackles 37

    Head to Head

    Tries: 2-1

    Goals: 2-1

    METRES 982 - 1183

    CARRIES 152 - 185

    TACKLES 365 - 373

    OFFLOADS 2 - 10

    PENALTIES 11 - 9

    BREAKS 2 - 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Thomas Minns 1 0 17 3 3 1 0 14 87 6.21 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Shaw 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 15 133 8.87 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mose Masoe 0 1 11 2 0 0 0 8 73 9.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Greenwood 0 0 25 3 0 1 1 12 70 5.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Maurice Blair 0 0 38 4 0 1 1 5 34 6.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Shaun Lunt 0 0 42 6 4 0 0 9 46 5.11 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 25 2 1 0 0 11 66 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Addy 0 0 24 4 3 1 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 37 11 0 0 0 6 33 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Jewitt 0 0 32 6 1 2 0 13 92 7.08 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    George Lawler 0 0 49 5 2 5 0 22 130 5.91 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Nick Scruton 0 0 22 7 2 1 0 7 34 4.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Ellis 0 0 12 3 1 0 3 5 25 5.00 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1
    Jordan Abdull 0 0 22 3 0 0 5 4 43 10.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Quinlan 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 11 49 4.45 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Hep Cahill 1 0 54 21 3 3 0 20 114 5.70 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Craven 0 0 5 0 2 2 5 7 29 4.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gil Dudson 0 0 33 9 1 1 0 10 71 7.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Joe Mellor 0 0 11 2 1 2 5 10 24 2.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Ince 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 11 105 9.55 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Charly Runciman 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 11 76 6.91 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Dean 0 0 27 8 0 0 0 8 51 6.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 2 1 0 5 0 16 105 6.56 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Corey Thompson 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 7 78 11.14 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Lloyd White 0 0 27 5 3 0 3 10 47 4.70 1 4 0 0 1 0 4 0
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 36 8 1 0 0 21 142 6.76 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Chris Houston 0 1 33 6 2 0 0 14 81 5.79 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2
    Matt Whitley 0 0 29 8 1 0 0 12 67 5.58 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1
    Alex Gerrard 0 0 29 12 0 0 0 8 60 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Manese Manuokafoa 0 0 18 7 0 0 0 4 21 5.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Olbison 0 0 29 6 0 0 0 6 26 4.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Walker 0 0 25 5 1 1 0 10 86 8.60 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 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