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Ryan Hall hunts down try record as Hull KR whitewash Huddersfield Giants

Ryan Hall has scored 46 tries during his three-year spell at Hull KR.

Super League returned after it’s week long hiatus for the international fixture between England and France and it was back with a bang at Craven Park.

Hull KR played hosts to Huddersfield Giants with both sides coming into the game with contrasting form.

Rovers were looking for a sixth win in a row whereas the Giants simply wanted to bounce back from their shock defeat to Hull FC but it wasn’t to be for Ian Watson’s men.

Home side Rovers were without their key man Jordan Abdull but Rowan Milnes’ loan with Wakefield ended at the right time allowing him to slot into the halves alongside Mikey Lewis, whereas Huddersfield had the maverick Jake Connor in the halves again following his international snub.

Hull KR started brightest but it wasn’t until the 15th minute that they opened the scoring through ageless winger Ryan Hall pouncing on Jez Litten’s smart grubber kick.

Chasing down Danny McGuire’s all-time Super League try scoring record Hall then added a second to his tally for the night with a full length intercept try on the 25 minute mark.

KR continued to assert their dominance and after much pressure forced a penalty which Rowan Milnes calmly converted to extend the lead to 14-0 and beyond two converted tries.

That was the score as the sides went in at the half and Rovers quickly capitalised on Huddersfield errors.

The Giants knocked on close to their line and from their Rovers built pressure until Rowan Milnes put through a grubber which James Batchelor latched onto to spread the score to 20-0.

If the result wasn’t already confirmed at 20-0, it was certainly confirmed when Tom Opacic scored in the 70th minute.

Once again Huddersfield failed to deal with a grubber kick and in this instance Jake Connor failed to gather properly and the Australian centre Opacic stole the ball and crossed over.

Rowan Milnes failed to add the extras but at 24-0 with simply 10 minutes left Rovers fans could enjoy themselves and they particularly enjoyed the fact former FC man Connor’s mistake had helped them seal it.

To compound their misery Huddersfield failed to kick the restart 10 metres therefore giving Rovers the ball on halfway and from there yet another grubber kick and yet another James Batchelor try.

Milnes couldn’t add the extras but at 28-0 it was party time in Hull.

Perhaps what Willie Peters would be most happy with would be keeping a dangerous Huddersfield side to nil, the second time Rovers have kept a side to nought this year.

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