Hull Kingston Rovers booked their Super League return at the first time of asking with a 12-6 victory over Widnes Vikings at KCOM Craven Park. It was a scrappy contest but you won’t find the Robins complaining as they will be celebrating into the night after tries from Thomas Minns and Ryan Shaw sealed a fifth straight win in the Qualifiers.
Jamie Ellis scored the first points of the game with his boot courtesy of a penalty goal on 11 minutes. Widnes responded with the opening try as Hep Cahill crossed the whitewash, with Lloyd White converting. The Vikings held on to the lead up until the final minute of the half when Mose Masoe offloaded to Minns who had a walk-in. Ellis added the extras for an 8-6 lead.
With ten minutes remaining in the half, Shaw intercepted a pass to run 80 metres for a vital try. However, Ellis’ conversion was fired wide which left Widnes in with a chance but the Vikings couldn’t find their way over the whitewash for a second time in the match.