Hull KR took the lead in the 4th minute. Impressive Jake Webster
went close before Kirk Netherton scored. Conversion Missed by Paul
Cooke - 4-0 Hull KR.
Wigan scored some good long range tries
today - the first coming from Joel Tomkins. Trent Barrett sent him
clear and went a good 30 metres before touching down. Pat missed
the extras so it was 4-4 on ten minutes.
Now I said in the match preview that George Carmont should walk
away with our player of the season this year by a control mile and
he proved it today with two excellent tries.
The first came on 21 minutes, pretty simple to be fair, he
touched down a neat pass from Thomas Leuluai. His second came in
the 33rd minute when Gareth Hock broke clear to send Carmont over
for his 10th try of the season.
Richards converted both scored however in between Carmont's
double - Rovers got over the line themselves with Dobson scoring
his first of the afternoon from close range.
So half time Wigan led 16-10 and the Wigan fans were pretty
pleased. Even more so after 1 minute of the second half when Paaat
went on a mazy 50 metre run which was like poetry in motion as he
ran towards our end of the field. Holding the ball in one end he
beat a couple to score and convert to make it 22-10.
So we are now in the 42nd minute and pretty much that was the
end of Wigan's afternoon. From that moment they barely had the
ball and didn't come remotely close to scoring again - mainly due
to Hull KR forcing repeat set after repeat set and we couldn't get
hold of possession - and up the other end Hull KR scored at
Seven minutes after the break, Dobson scored a
soft try from close range then Jon Steel went over, helped by more
On the hour a kick and chase saw Dobson
complete his hatrick, soon after he kicked a drop goal then got
his fourth try to kill the game with 6 minutes to go.
Rhys Lovegrove finished off a good afternoon
for Rovers with the final score in the final minute.
We can bemoan the lack of possession second
half but you don't help yourselves with soft defence.