Hull Kingston Rovers 24-16 Rochdale Hornets


Hull Kingston Rovers were made to work for their 24-16 victory over Rochdale Hornets at KCOM Craven Park on Sunday. The table-toppers were challenged all the way by the newly promoted Hornets, who have shown glimpses of class in their first season back in the Championship.

Jordan Case broke the deadlock for the visitors on 16 minutes before Hull KR’s James Greenwood saw yellow for holding down after both sides had been given a team warning. Lewis Palfrey kicked the following penalty to make it 6-0 to the Hornets. George Lawler got the Robins on the board with a try on 25 minutes but the conversion was unsuccessful. However, moments later, Rochdale went down to 12 men after Lewis Galbraith was sent to the sin-bin for the same offence as Greenwood. Ryan Shaw capitalised on his side’s numerical advantage as he applied the finishing touch to a great break from Andrew Heffernan. At half-time, KR led 10-6 and they came out of the blocks all guns blazing in the second period as they bagged the opening two tries.

Shaun Lunt and Ben Kavanagh were the try-scorers for the East Yorkshire club, who were 22-6 up after the latter’s four pointer. With the final quarter looming, Rob Massam notched the visitors’ second try of the contest to cut the deficit to two scores. A penalty from Jamie Ellis gave the Robins a bit of extra breathing space, meaning Case’s try three minutes from time was nothing more than aconsolation.

Hull Kingston Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Ben CockayneFull Back000000
4Liam Salter 24Centre000000
5Ryan ShawWing100000
7Jamie EllisScrum Half040000
9Shaun Lunt 18Hooker100000
11Maurice Blair 30Second Row000001
12James GreenwoodSecond Row000100
16Jordan AbdullStand Off000000
17Mitch ClarkProp000000
18Zach Dockar-Clay 9Interchange000000
19George LawlerLoose Forward100000
21Rob Mulhern 33Interchange000000
22Andrew HeffernanCentre000000
24Joe Wardill 4Interchange000000
27Will OakesWing000000
30Joe Cator 11Interchange000000
33Ben Kavanagh 21Prop100000
 Total 440101

Rochdale Hornets

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Miles GreenwoodFull Back000000
2Chris RileyWing000000
3Jake Eccleston 4Interchange000000
4Lewis Galbraith 3Centre000100
5Rob MassamWing100000
6Lewis PalfreyStand Off020000
7Danny YatesScrum Half000000
9Ben MooresHooker000000
10Gavin BennionProp000000
11Jono Smith 13Interchange000000
12Josh Crowley 25Second Row000000
13Gary Middlehurst 11Loose Forward000000
16Matty Hadden 18Interchange000000
18Jordan Hand 16Prop000000
19Jordan CaseSecond Row200000
21Jack HolmesCentre000000
25Sam Wilde 12Interchange000000
 Total 320100

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 30, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Hull Kingston Rovers101424
Rochdale Hornets61016

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