Hull Kingston Rovers 6-28 Wakefield Trinity

Friday 2nd February 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 1

6-28 FT

HT: 0 18

Attendance: 8,615

Official: C Kendall

Venue: KCOM Craven Park

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Chris Clarkson,

  • Goals
    Ryan Shaw,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Tom Johnstone 3, Bill Tupou, Liam Finn, Ryan Hampshire,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Tom Johnstone marked his long-awaited comeback with a hat-trick as Wakefield Trinity spoiled Hull KR’s party in their first game back in Betfred Super League.

The young winger missed most of the 2017 season with a serious knee injury but he quickly rediscovered the form that had put him in contention for an England place.

Wakefield came agonisingly close to securing a play-off place in Johnstone’s absence and they made a solid start to the new campaign with a comfortable 28-6 victory at KCOM Craven Park.

Rovers earned an immediate return to Super League through the Qualifiers but they never recovered from Matty Marsh’s early yellow card, with debutant Danny McGuire unable to inspire his new side.

Johnstone and Bill Tupou both crossed while Marsh was in the sin bin and Liam Finn strolled over just after his return to put Trinity in control.

Another Johnstone try made it 18-0 at half-time and he completed his treble after Chris Clarkson had got Rovers on the board, with Ryan Hampshire rounding off the scoring on a winning return to east Hull for coach Chris Chester.

Chris Chester warned his Wakefield players that they are “not the finished article”.

“It’s a good start but there’s still a hell of a lot of work to do,” he said.

“We’re a little bit further away than we thought in a few areas.

“We’re not the finished article and have got a hell of a job on this year to get into that top eight.”

Tim Sheens insisted Rovers were not far away despite the scoreline.

“Our execution was poor but our effort was good,” said the experienced Australian coach.

“We lost the game but we didn’t get beat.”

  • 74: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 74: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 69: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 56: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Chris Clarkson
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 38: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 22: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 16: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Bill Tupou
  • 13: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tom Johnstone
  • Key Performers

    Bill Tupou

    Metres 156
    4 4

    Tom Johnstone

    Tries 3
    4 4
    Metres 157
    Clean Breaks 6

    Adam Quinlan

    Clean Breaks 3
    3 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 1
    Wakefield Trinity 6

    Goals:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 1
    Wakefield Trinity 2

    METRES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 1010
    Wakefield Trinity 1240

    CARRIES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 156
    Wakefield Trinity 177

    TACKLES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 364
    Wakefield Trinity 307

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 8
    Wakefield Trinity 7

    PENALTIES:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 10
    Wakefield Trinity 12

    BREAKS:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 7
    Wakefield Trinity 11

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Chris Clarkson 1 0 37 7 4 1 0 9 55 6.11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Salter 0 0 8 0 5 0 0 7 35 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 23 2 0 1 0 5 23 4.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mose Masoe 0 0 8 1 2 2 0 9 75 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Shaun Lunt 0 0 23 2 3 2 0 10 53 5.30 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    James Greenwood 0 0 29 10 3 0 1 6 27 4.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Maurice Blair 0 0 23 2 3 2 0 11 76 6.91 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 46 7 3 1 0 11 85 7.73 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tommy Lee 0 0 28 6 4 1 0 3 13 4.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Jewitt 0 0 37 7 0 1 0 7 49 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Danny McGuire 0 1 24 3 0 2 5 12 51 4.25 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Justin Carney 0 0 11 1 0 5 0 17 114 6.71 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Marsh 0 0 19 1 1 0 1 3 19 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Thomas Minns 0 0 15 0 3 0 1 8 49 6.13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Andrew Heffernan 0 0 18 3 3 1 0 12 89 7.42 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Shaw 0 0 5 1 4 6 1 16 106 6.63 2 5 2 0 1 0 0 0
    Adam Quinlan 0 0 10 1 2 4 1 10 91 9.10 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Johnstone 3 0 7 1 0 6 1 19 157 8.26 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Bill Tupou 1 0 13 2 4 3 0 18 156 8.67 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Liam Finn 1 0 14 0 3 0 2 4 17 4.25 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 1
    Ryan Hampshire 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 3 17 5.67 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Miller 0 4 16 2 4 3 2 10 51 5.10 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 7 1 0 3 0 11 71 6.45 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Reece Lyne 0 0 15 2 0 6 0 14 128 9.14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Scott Grix 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 6 32 5.33 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    David Fifita 0 0 25 6 3 9 0 18 135 7.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Kyle Wood 0 1 31 3 1 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony England 0 0 23 3 0 0 0 21 124 5.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 43 8 0 4 0 14 115 8.21 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Justin Horo 0 0 21 3 5 0 0 7 40 5.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 41 11 4 0 0 9 54 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Kirmond 0 0 14 4 1 0 0 3 12 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 16 2 3 1 0 5 49 9.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 14 4 0 4 0 10 55 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 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