Hull Kingston Rovers 30-22 Featherstone Rovers


Hull Kingston Rovers’ table-topping credentials were put to the test against Featherstone Rovers but Tim Sheens’ side triumphed 30-22 at KCOM Craven Park. Maurice Blair won the fans’ Man of the Match award after another good performance for the Robins, who notched six tries to Featherstone’s three.

There was nothing to separate the two sides at half-time with the score 14-14. Adam Quinlan scored a try in his comeback appearance for the hosts after three minutes before John Davies crossed for Featherstone. Chris Clarkson and Ben Cockayne both touched down for Hull KR, either side of a Cory Aston penalty goal, to make the score 14-8. Another Aston penalty goal cut the deficit to four points prior to James Duckworth levelling matters moments before the interval.

Ryan Shaw put the Robins back in front with the opening try of the second period before Aston’s third and fourth penalty goals cancelled the hosts’ advantage. In the final quarter, Anthony Thackeray gave Featherstone their first lead of the match and Sheens’ side needed to find a response if they were to keep their 100% record. Their answer was very quick as David Hodgson’s four pointer came just two minutes after Thackeray’s score. Ellis added the extras as the hosts went two points ahead and things soon got better. Blair wrapped up the win for the former Super League club with a try four minutes before time. Ellis converted and that proved to be the final scoring act.

Hull Kingston Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Adam QuinlanFull Back100000
2Ben CockayneWing100000
4Liam SalterCentre000000
5Ryan ShawWing100000
7Jamie EllisScrum Half030000
8Nick ScrutonProp000000
11Maurice Blair 13Second Row100001
13Danny Addy 11Interchange000000
14Chris Clarkson 19Second Row100000
15James Donaldson 27Loose Forward000000
16Jordan AbdullStand Off000000
18Zach Dockar-ClayHooker000000
19George Lawler 14Interchange000000
21Rob Mulhern 35Interchange000000
27Will Oakes 15Interchange000000
31David HodgsonWing100000
35Josh Johnson 21Prop000000
 Total 630001

Featherstone Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2James DuckworthWing100000
3Chris UlugiaCentre000000
6Kyle Briggs 21Interchange000000
7Anthony ThackerayScrum Half100000
8Darrell Griffin 10Interchange000000
9Keal Carlile 19Hooker000000
10Andy Bostock 8Prop000000
11Michael KnowlesSecond Row000000
12John Davies 15Second Row100000
15Brad Tagg 12Interchange000000
16Luke CooperProp000000
18Scott TurnerWing000000
19Matty Wildie 9Interchange000000
20Kyran JohnsonFull Back000000
21James Lockwood 6Loose Forward000000
23Josh HardcastleCentre000000
26Cory AstonScrum Half050000
 Total 350000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 14, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Hull Kingston Rovers141630
Featherstone Rovers14822