Hull KR 15-10 Wakefield Trinity: Highlights and match report

At the conclusion of Round 19, Wakefield are bottom of the league with their defeat tonight coupled with Toulouse’s win yesterday confining the West Yorkshire club to 12th spot.

Now there is a very real threat to their Super League status. They need a revival akin to their 2006 battle for survival now if they are going to survive.


Magic Mikey
Mikey Lewis was magic today from the word go. His break in the third minute set the tone and he would be involved in two of Hull KR’s tries as his touch of class conjured up the decisive points the first from a bomb and the second due to his looping pass.

Coote the perfect partner
Lachlan Coote proved to be Mikey Lewis’ perfect partner in crime today. He was involved in two tries as well and he linked with Lewis to score Hull KR’s third try which proved to be the difference.

Lino pass
Mason Lino reminded Wakefield of what they missed last week with a lovely looping pass to create a try for Lewis Murphy to give Trinity hope.

Match Report:

This vital game didn’t take long to explode into life with a brilliant break from Mikey Lewis and a probing kick for winger Ethan Ryan as the Robins broke through.

It didn’t yield a try unfortunately for Hull KR but a warning shot was fired however Trinity weathered that early storm and in the 22nd minute notched the first try of the game.

Max Jowitt broke the line finding Jacob Miller in support who raced away to the corner to score. Jowitt missed the conversion and the score remained 4-0.

The score remained that way at halftime but clearly Danny McGuire’s halftime talk had an impact on the struggling Robins who hit back just three minutes into the second half thanks to a former teammate of McGuire’s in Jimmy Keinhorst.

The try came courtesy of a lovely interchange between Matt Parcell and Lachlan Coote.

By the 50 minute mark, Hull KR had their second try this time going to returning winger Ethan Ryan who jumped highest to claim Mikey Lewis’ kick and score to make it 8-4 with Coote missing both conversions.

Coote would make amends with the decisive try. He earnt a penalty on the hour mark before taking Lewis’ pass and outfoxing a pair of Wakefield defenders to score. He converted giving Hull KR a substantial lead.

A Will Dagger drop goal with 10 minutes to go nudged the home side further ahead but Wakefield gave themselves some hope when the returning Mason Lino’s superb pass created a try for Lewis Murphy.

Lino converted to cut the gap down to five points but despite their probing efforts in the last few minutes and an error from Lachlan Coote, Hull KR held onto the win and the two points.

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