St Helens 26-4 Hull Kingston Rovers

Friday 8th June 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 17

26-4 FT

HT: 18 0

Attendance: 9,405

Official: G Hewer

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Ryan Morgan, James Roby, Ben Barba 2, Mark Percival,

  • Goals
    Danny Richardson 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Taioalo Vaivai,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

St Helens extended their lead at the top of Betfred Super League with a 26-4 victory over Hull KR at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Ben Barba touched down twice, taking his season tally to 22 in all competitions, and James Roby registered his 100th Saints try as Justin Holbrook's side moved six points clear of rivals Wigan Warriors. 

Ryan Morgan and Mark Percival also crossed for St Helens while Junior Vaivai got Rovers on the board.

Saints coach Holbrook said: “We came off a tough game on Sunday against Hull FC in the Challenge Cup and this was always going to be a test.

“The game got a bit scrappy at the end but all in all I was pleased we got the win."

Rovers coach Tim Sheens said: “I can never fault the players for effort but we have got a lot to fix up. We need to get back to training and work hard.

“Saints were too classy for us but we scrambled hard to hold on. Everyone is trying and we have got a good morale but we will come back.”

  • 79: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ben Barba
  • 47: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 43: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Taioalo Vaivai
  • 28: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 27: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ben Barba
  • 10: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 9: TRY! scored for St Helens by James Roby
  • 3: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ryan Morgan
  • 3: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • Key Performers

    Ben Barba

    Metres 192
    3 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    St Helens 5
    Hull Kingston Rovers 1

    Goals:

    St Helens 3
    Hull Kingston Rovers 0

    METRES:

    St Helens 1584
    Hull Kingston Rovers 1223

    CARRIES:

    St Helens 214
    Hull Kingston Rovers 182

    TACKLES:

    St Helens 301
    Hull Kingston Rovers 349

    OFFLOADS:

    St Helens 11
    Hull Kingston Rovers 11

    PENALTIES:

    St Helens 7
    Hull Kingston Rovers 9

    BREAKS:

    St Helens 7
    Hull Kingston Rovers 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ben Barba 2 1 6 1 1 9 4 12 192 16.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    James Roby 1 0 34 6 0 3 1 19 126 6.63 1 14 2 0 0 0 3 2
    Mark Percival 1 1 16 3 2 8 2 14 106 7.57 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Morgan 1 0 14 2 4 4 1 14 118 8.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Lees 0 0 27 7 3 1 0 10 50 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 27 6 1 1 0 12 69 5.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Douglas 0 0 29 6 2 2 0 13 113 8.69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Smith 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 24 5 1 3 0 19 114 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
    Zeb Taia 0 1 16 2 1 1 0 18 121 6.72 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 33 6 3 3 0 9 56 6.22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 25 5 0 2 0 21 122 5.81 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Kyle Amor 0 0 18 4 2 0 0 10 82 8.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Richardson 0 1 12 0 2 2 6 10 57 5.70 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 0
    Theo Fages 0 0 13 3 2 0 1 11 81 7.36 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Regan Grace 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 7 57 8.14 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 15 120 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Junior Vaivai 1 0 14 2 1 3 2 15 92 6.13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Salter 0 0 4 0 7 0 1 12 97 8.08 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Shaw 0 0 6 1 1 3 0 14 132 9.43 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 1
    Adam Quinlan 0 0 10 0 4 5 2 14 58 4.14 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Elliot Wallis 0 0 6 1 1 2 0 15 111 7.40 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Matthew Marsh 0 0 11 3 2 0 0 2 12 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Maurice Blair 0 0 19 2 2 2 2 12 69 5.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Johnson 0 0 37 6 2 0 0 6 49 8.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Cator 0 0 37 2 4 1 0 10 55 5.50 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 1
    James Greenwood 0 0 31 6 2 0 1 8 60 7.50 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 32 6 4 1 1 10 62 6.20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Tickle 0 0 30 4 6 0 0 6 31 5.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 26 1 4 1 0 9 61 6.78 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Nick Scruton 0 0 33 5 4 1 0 8 65 8.13 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Mose Masoe 0 0 14 3 2 2 0 11 72 6.55 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 27 2 0 0 0 11 65 5.91 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Atkin 0 0 12 1 0 4 5 19 132 6.95 2 6 2 0 0 0 3 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties