Yesterday, Hull KR began their season at home against Wigan Warriors.
The game was shown live on Channel 4 in which presenter Adam Hills revealed that Hull KR are now “one of the richest teams in Super League.”
This comes after a lot of off field changes at the club.
He believes that this will spark a new dawn at the club:
“Here at Craven Park is now the home to one of the richest teams in Super League. There has been an injection of cash behind the scenes here leading to a renewed sense of optimism.
“The road the stadium is on is poor house lane. I think they’re going to have to change that.”
It certainly seemed that way given the way the Robins started their season with a brilliant win over Wigan Warriors.
It was the Robins who struck first through Ryan Hall. The winger finished in the corner after a Jordan Abdull kick was claimed by Shaun Kenny-Dowall and he fed Hall.
Wigan hit back with a delightful try. A nice kick over the top from Harry Smith was perfect to allow Liam Marshall to stroll in.
Then Jai Field did what he does best as he was given the ball by Toby King from a kick and he squeezed in at the corner. 8-6.
Wigan added to their lead as a third try of the afternoon came from a kick. Cade Cust stabbing the ball through and Kai Pearce-Paul used his height to get there.
Hull KR drew level when Shaun Kenny-Dowall dummied his way over after a lovely passing play. Crucially, Lachlan Coote levelled with the boot and despite a disallowed try from Matt Parcell, a Jordan Abdull drop goal allowed Hull KR to take the lead into halftime.
Hull KR enjoyed the ideal start to the second half when an error allowed them the field position for Kane Linnett to cross from a crash ball.
Hull KR were mounting the pressure and it paid off with a lovely move that saw James Batchelor feed Shaun Kenny-Dowall as they formed a makeshift partnership with Ryan Hall off with a rib injury.
The thing about this Wigan side is you can dominate for the most part but they have strike from depth and a lovely break from Liam Marshall and support from Jake Wardle allowed him to score.
Jai Field is the most dangerous player in the league when returning kicks and he looked as if he’d got round the Hull KR defence but a sublime one on one strip from James Batchelor stopped him and gave Hull KR a big chance and another lovely passing move saw Kenny-Dowall cross for a hat-trick.