Hull KR 26-6 Leeds: Player ratings and major talking points

Hull KR came up with a second consecutive win to really get their season going. The Robins were superb especially with the ball in hand and totally outplayed a Leeds team who looked very rusty as some of their key players returned to the fold.

Major Talking Points:

1. Hat-trick man Linnett

It was a superb team performance from the Robins. Debuting back-rower, although he was playing at centre, Brad Takairangi was brilliant however it was fellow second-row Kane Linnett who impressed poaching an unlikely hat-trick. It was well deserved trio of scores for a player who helped punch holes through the Rhinos all night. Luis Johnson, who joined him in the back-row, was also superb.

2. Leeds attack just not good enough at the moment

Despite the fact Leeds were outplayed for most of the game, the Rhinos pack continually carried them close to the Hull KR line. However, they lacked cutting edge in the Rovers half. Without Luke Gale their set pattern plays didn’t work and that was very evident today and was probably the difference. Leeds need Richie Myler back at fullback as soon as possible and Kyle Eastmond to quickly settle.

3.Ryan Hall joins exclusive 200 club

Ryan Hall got Hull KR going with an early score that set the tone of the contest. It was Hall’s 200th Super League score and was just rewards for a player who no doubt should be considered a Super League legend. Hall became only the second player to reach the milestone after former teammate Danny McGuire. Ironically 196 of his tries came at Leeds and no doubt added salt to the Rhinos’ wounds.

Player Ratings:

Hull KR

1 Adam Quinlan – 7
23 Ethan Ryan – 7
11 Brad Takairangi – 8
4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall – 7
5 Ryan Hall – 8
25 Rowan Milnes – 6
7 Jordan Abdull – 8
8 Albert Vete – 7
9 Matt Parcell – 8
16 George King – 8
12 Kane Linnett – 9
27 Luis Johnson – 8
15 George Lawler – 7

Substitutes

13 Dean Hadley – 7
14 Jez Litten – 7
18 Matty Storton –
28 Muizz Mustapha – 7

Leeds

5 Ash Handley – 6
2 Tom Briscoe – 5
21 Alex Sutcliffe – 6
4 Konrad Hurrell – 6
24 Luke Briscoe – 5
33 Kyle Eastmond – 5
16 Richie Myler – 5
8 Mikolaj Oledzki – 7
9 Kruise Leeming – 6
10 Matt Prior – 7
11 Alex Mellor – 7
12 Rhyse Martin – 5
25 James Donaldson – 5

Substitutes

14 Brad Dwyer – 8
19 King Vuniyayawa – 7
20 Bodene Thompson – 7
27 Jack Broadbent – 6

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