Wigan Warriors have suffered a further blow as they trail at Craven Park.
They are 19-12 down despite scoring three tries each but now Morgan Smithies has been sent off for a 10 minute spell after receiving a yellow card for a late shot on Mikey Lewis.
The reasoning behind the yellow was the fact it was “a should charge which is an out lawed tackle” as referee Chris Kendall said.
He did have his elbow up somewhat but not massively.
Commentator and former St Helens man Kyle Amor wasn’t convinced it was deserving of a yellow card.
Here are the highlights from the game so far:
Hull KR strike first
It was the Robins who struck first through Ryan Hall. The winger finished in the corner after a Jordan Abdull kick was claimed by Shaun Kenny-Dowall and he fed Hall.
Lovely kick sees Wigan hit back
Wigan hit back with a delightful try. A nice kick over the top from Harry Smith was perfect to allow Liam Marshall to stroll in.
Field does what he does best
Then Jai Field did what he does best as he was given the ball by Toby King from a kick and he squeezed in at the corner. 8-6.
Another kick another try
Wigan added to their lead as a third try of the afternoon came from a kick. Cade Cust stabbing the ball through and Kai Pearce-Paul used his height to get there.
Hull KR finish first half strong
Hull KR drew level when Shaun Kenny-Dowall dummied his way over after a lovely passing play. Crucially, Lachlan Coote levelled with the boot and despite a disallowed try from Matt Parcell, a Jordan Abdull drop goal allowed Hull KR to take the lead into halftime.
Kane crashes over
Hull KR enjoyed the ideal start to the second half when an error allowed them the field position for Kane Linnett to cross from a crash ball.