Wakefield Trinity 28-12 Hull Kingston Rovers: Player ratings and three major talking points

About time! Wakefield Trinity secured their first win of the season, succeeding where their arch-rivals Castleford Tigers failed, defeating Hull Kingston Rovers on home soil, but what were the three major talking points and how did the players rate?

Talking Points

1. Hull Kingston Rovers’ inconsistency

The Robins failed to back up their resilient win at Castleford as they fell to a convincing away loss at Wakefield Trinity. They fell 16-0 by half-time before an outrageous pass from Shaun Kenny-Dowall was intercepted by the unsuspecting Tinirau Arona who raced 50 metres for a superb try. Though the visitors battled back, the damage was long done.

2. Wakefield Trinity off the mark!

That’s right! Wakefield Trinity have finally gotten their first win of 2021 after so many close calls this season. Two tries from Liam Kay got them up and running followed by efforts from Tinirau Arona and Jacob Miller late on that sealed that all-important win.

3. Miller magic 

Coming back from injury and scoring a try, Miller produced a man-of-the-match performance for his side in the win. Providing that extra spark alongside Mason Lino, Miller was superb throughout and demonstrated why he is so important to head coach Chris Chester.

Wakefield Trinity
Max Jowitt – 8
Lee Kershaw – 7
Reece Lyne – 7
Bill Tupou – 8
Liam Kay – 7
Jacob Miller – 9
Mason Lino – 8
Tinirau Arona – 8
Brad Walker – 7
Kelepi Tanginoa – 7
Jay Pitts – 7
Matty Ashurst – 7
Joe Westerman – 8
Subs
David Fifita – 7
Eddie Battye – 7
James Batchelor – 6
Josh Eaves – 7

Hull Kingston Rovers
Adam Quinlan – 7
Ben Crooks – 6
Brad Takairangi – 7
Shaun Kenny-Dowall – 6
Ryan Hall – 7
Rowan Milnes – 6
Jordan Abdull – 7
Korbin Sims – 5
Matt Parcell – 7
George Lawler – 6
Kane Linnett – 7
Luis Johnson – 6
Muizz Mustapha – 6
Subs
Dean Hadley – 6
Jez Litten – 7
Matty Storton – 6
Will Maher – 6

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