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Match Report: Wigan 60 Hull Kingston Rovers 0
Posted by Bilko on May 04 2015 - 16:56

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Friday 1st May 2015
Wigan Warriors 60 Hull Kingston Rovers 0
DW Stadium, Wigan
First Utility Super League 20 - Round 13 of 23

Kick Off 8:00pm


- Wigan       - Hull KR    
20 Ryan Hampshire       1 Kieran Dixon    
22 Dom Manfredi  T      2 Ben Cockayne    
11 Joel Tomkins  T      19 Kris Welham    
4 Dan Sarginson  T      5 Ken Sio    
5 Joe Burgess  T3      27 Josh Gudzek    
6 George Williams  T2      6 Maurice Blair    
7 Matty Smith    G8    7 Albert Kelly    
8 Dom Crosby  T      8 Adam Walker    
9 Michael McIlorum       24 John Boudebza    

Ben Flower


Greg Burke

12 Liam Farrell  T      12 Graeme Horne    
14 John Bateman       13 Tyrone McCarthy    
25 Larne Patrick       15 James Donaldson    
16 Sam Powell       20 James Green    
17 Tony Clubb       21 Aaron Ollett    
24 Taulima Tautai  T      26 Sonny Esslemont    

Ryan Sutton

      28 Connor Robinson    


Good homework from Wigan ahead of this game. Albert Kelly may have impressed in attack for Hull KR this season but defensively he leads the league in both missed tackles and errors. Wigan went at him on their left side attack to massive joy in the opening twenty minutes of this contest.

It proved to be a double target also with Kevin Larroyer's late withdrawal seeing twenty year old Josh Gudzek start only his second appearance on the right wing opposite Joe Burgess. He proved to be a lamb to the slaughter.

Wigan scored six tries in the opening 20 minutes and five of them came on the left side. Dom Crosby powered over first for his second try in consecutive matches. Then Joe Burgess and George Williams combined for the former to score. Liam Farrell went through some weak defending for a third try before Burgess claimed a second.

Joel Tomkins ghosted through for the fifth try but this one was scored on the right side before Wigan returned to the left with Williams feigning to kick which fooled  defenders into opening up space for him to pounce. Matty Smith converted five of the tries for a 34-0 lead.

Amazingly, no further scoring came until half time. Micky McIlorum went off and, as often is the case, the pace visibly slows down when this happens. Just shows how good a player he is. With the match already won their was no point in him returning.

Sam Powell saw out the rest of the game at hooker with Taulima Tautai also getting big game time with Tony Clubb picking up a knock. Wigan found a try just four minutes after half time with a kick from Williams being won in the air by Burgess who offloaded to get Dan Sarginson over.

Conversion made it 40-0 and it was now a case of how many. Dom Manfredi made a nice finish for 44-0 before a great diagonal burst from Tautai saw him claim his first try of his Wigan career for 50-0.

Williams then claimed the best try of the night. He took the Rovers defence on and beat seven defenders to score a blinder for 56-0. Burgess then cherry caked the performance with his hat-trick claimed with three minutes to go. Smith converted eight out of the eleven tries in total for a 60-0 final score.

Terry Campese, Shaun Lunt and Josh Mantellato would be three big returns for Rovers ahead of the cup tie replay in two weeks but Rovers had a lot of work still to do to stop Wigan in this white hot form.

02mins:40 Wigan 04 Hull KR 00 Try: Dom Crosby
Wigan 06 Hull KR 00

Conversion: Matty Smith (1/1)

05mins:14 Wigan 10 Hull KR 00 Try: Joe Burgess
Wigan 12 Hull KR 00

Conversion: Matty Smith (2/2)

08mins:13 Wigan 16 Hull KR 00 Try: Liam Farrell
Wigan 18 Hull KR 00

Conversion: Matty Smith (3/3)

10mins:47 Wigan 22 Hull KR 00 Try: Joe Burgess (2)
Wigan 24 Hull KR 00

Conversion: Matty Smith (4/4)

14mins:36 Wigan 28 Hull KR 00 Try: Joel Tomkins
Wigan 28 Hull KR 00

Missed Conv: Matty Smith (4/5)

20mins:18 Wigan 32 Hull KR 00 Try: George Williams
Wigan 34 Hull KR 00

Conversion: Matty Smith (5/6)

Half Time Wigan Warriors 34 Hull Kingston Rovers 00
42mins:34 Wigan 38 Hull KR 00 Try: Dan Sarginson
Wigan 40 Hull KR 00

Conversion: Matty Smith (6/7)

51mins:53 Wigan 44 Hull KR 00 Try: Dom Manfredi
Wigan 44 Hull KR 00

Missed Conv: Matty Smith (6/8)

56mins:39 Wigan 48 Hull KR 00 Try: Taulima Tautai
Wigan 50 Hull KR 00

Conversion: Matty Smith (7/9)

61mins:10 Wigan 54 Hull KR 00 Try: George Williams (2)
Wigan 56 Hull KR 00

Conversion: Matty Smith (8/10)

77mins:03 Wigan 60 Hull KR 00 Try: Joe Burgess (Hat-Trick)
Wigan 60 Hull KR 00

Missed Conv: Matty Smith (8/11)

Full Time Wigan Warriors 60 Hull Kingston Rovers 00

Phil Bentham



First Utility Super League 20 - Round 13 Results
Thu 30 Apr Huddersfield Giants 24 Leeds Rhinos 24 6,381
Fri 1 May Hull FC 24 Salford Red Devils 20 9,385
Fri 1 May St Helens 44 Wakefield Wildcats 4 10,001
Fri 1 May Wigan Warriors 60 Hull Kingston Rovers 0 11,468
Sun 3 May Warrington Wolves 20 Widnes Vikings 20 10,856
Sun 3 May Castleford Tigers 36 Catalan Dragons 28 5,704

First Utility Super League 20 Table - After This Round
- Team P W D L F A Diff Pts
1 Leeds Rhinos 13 10 1 2 396 247 +149 21
2 St Helens 13 9 0 4 324 220 +104 18
3 Wigan Warriors 13 8 1 4 353 220 +133 17
4 Warrington Wolves 13 7 0 6 306 255 +51 14
5 Castleford Tigers 13 7 0 6 273 262 +11 14
6 Huddersfield Giants 13 6 1 6 281 198 +83 13
7 Salford Red Devils 12 5 1 6 262 302 -40 11
8 Catalan Dragons 13 5 1 7 308 361 -53 11

Top 8 Qualify for "Super 8s" after Round 23 / Top 4 Qualify for Play Offs

9 Hull FC 12 5 0 7 208 229 -21 10
10 Hull Kingston Rovers 12 5 0 7 258 337 -79 10
11 Widnes Vikings 13 4 1 8 282 318 -36 9
12 Wakefield Wildcats 12 2 0 10 194 496 -302 4

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