Young Hull KR side put to the sword by Wigan Warriors who run in twelve tries

Hull KR travelled to the DW Stadium tonight a week ahead of the Challenge Cup Final and that saw Willie Peters make wholesale changes with very few survivors from the side that beat Castleford Tigers last week.

Six debuts were handed out with incoming loanees Isaac Shaw (Wakefield Trinity, Cesar Rouge (Catalans Dragons) and Luke Thomas (Warrington Wolves), and a further three academy players in Lennie Ellis, Leo Tennison and Louix Gorman all being handed a Hull KR debut.

Wigan lined up with a very strong side as they aimed to solidify their second place position in the Super League ladder after having beaten local rivals Leigh Leopards last weekend and then leapfrogging them from third into second.

Just Louis Senior and Rowan Milnes retain their spots whilst both Matty Storton and Jimmy Keinhorst move from the bench to the starting 13.

As for Wigan Tyler Dupree made his first full debut for the club, after having started from the bench last week.

Last week’s hattrick hero Abbas Miski had himself another wonderful performance and he opened the scoring on the ten minute mark before adding his second another ten minutes later making it 10-0 early on.

Centre Jake Wardle scored before the half hour mark after Wigan had forced a goal line drop out and Miski then completed his hattrick on the half hour mark.

Toby King scored against his brother’s side just minutes later after a break from Jai Field to make it 26-0, before Hull KR pulled one back as the half time hooter sounded with former Leeds man Jack Walker touching down.

Harry Smith then got in on the action five minutes into the second half as he scored under the sticks and converted his own try to make it 32-6.

Miski then added his fourth off the back of a scrum play before Patrick Mago powered over just after the hour mark.

Jai Field supported a brilliant Liam Marshall break on the left and he was played in to score easily, before he then added his second and third just minutes after each other in order to complete an incredible six minute hattrick.

Liam Marshall was the only player in the backline not to have scored and so he put his name on the try scoring sheet in the 7oth minute after a Harry Smith offload.

That made it 62-6 and with Smith’s conversion it was taken to 64-6, a dominant performance for Wigan, a learning experience for plenty of the Rovers players, but also a fresh and healthy squad for Wembley a week tomorrow.

It marked just the first time that Rovers had conceded more than 40 points this season, whilst Wigan did their points difference a huge favour as they scored 12 tries.