Danny Addy scored a hat-trick on his return to the Provident Stadium as Hull Kingston Rovers beat Bradford Bulls 42-10. The Robins ran in seven tries, all converted by Jamie Ellis, while Bradford notched a couple of four pointers in the first half. Justin Carney registered another powerful effort and with the Qualifiers on the horizon, the Robins have every right to be confident with their tank on the flank.
The hosts broke the deadlock after eight minutes through young prop forward Liam Kirk. Oscar Thomas was unable to add the extras and those missed points were capitalised on soon after. Jake Butler-Fleming touched down for Tim Sheens’ side and Ellis put his side in front for the first time in the contest with his first of seven conversions. Carney and Addy both notched tries before the half-time interval, either side of a four pointer from Bulls debutant Cory Aston. The game was finely poised at the break, with the Robins 18-10 up.
Addy and Chris Clarkson kept the ball rolling for the East Yorkshire club after the restart as they scored a try apiece before the former completed his hat-trick in the final quarter. The seventh – and final – Robins score of the game came courtesy of Rob Mulhern five minutes from time.