Hull KR 40-16 Leigh Centurions: Player ratings and major talking points

A historic first ever Super League encounter between Hull Kingston Rovers and Leigh Centurions was an eventful clash as the returning supporters witnessed 11 tries.

After what has been a wet month, both teams were fortunate that the sun came out allowing them to play in the best of conditions.

 Major Talking Points:

1. Robins back to their best

Okay, they were favourites going into the game but after a downbeat performance last week, Hull Kingston Rovers rediscovered their top form with an emphatic 40-16 home win over Leigh.

Jordan Abdull led the way with his sheer brilliance, assisting in more than half of their tries as the visitors were simply outclassed.

2. Leigh’s second half woes continue

It was the same old story for the Centurions as a competitive first half was undone by a woeful second.

Leigh were only 18-12 down at the break and were in with a good chance of causing an upset but the hosts had other ideas, consigning them to nine defeats from nine in all competitions.

 3. Robins could be the play-off dark horses

With this victory, coupled with Huddersfield losing at Wakefield, the Robins finish the weekend in the top half of the table.

Many tipped them for another season of struggle but Tony Smith’s men have other ideas and could well emerge as unlikely play-off contenders come the end of the year.

Player Ratings:

Hull Kingston Rovers
1. Adam Quinlan – 8
3. Greg Minikin – 7
11. Brad Takairangi – 8
4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall – 8
5. Ryan Hall – 8
25. Rowan Milnes – 7
7. Jordan Abdull – 9
15. George Lawler – 8
9. Matt Parcell – 7
26. Will Maher – 8
12. Kane Linnett – 8
27. Luis Johnson – 7
12. Dean Hadley – 7

Substitutes

10. Korbin Sims – 8
14. Jez Litten – 8
18. Matty Storton – 7
33. Jimmy Keinhorst – 7

Leigh Centurions
1. Ryan Brierley – 7
5. Lewis Tierney – 7
4. Junior Sa’u – 6
3. Iain Thornley – 7
32. Anthony Gelling – 6
30. Ben Reynolds – 6
17. Jamie Ellis – 5
21. Tyrone McCarthy – 6
9. Liam Hood – 7
10. Mark Ioane – 7
11. Ben Hellewell – 7
12. Jordan Thompson – 6
13. James Bell – 6

Substitues

14. Matty Wildie – 5
18. Matty Gee – 5
25. Brendan Elliot – 5
26. Nathan Peats – 5

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