TRINITY SLUMP TO KR DEFEAT

posted on 2 June 2016

A poor defensive display from Trinity resulted in Hull KR taking the game by storm and scoring 10 tries.

Trinity were without four key players, captain Danny Kirmond who had a one-match suspension, Max Jowitt, Anthony England who pulled out through injury sustained in the Salford fixture and Scott Moore.

Hall who slotted in at full-back was one of the three players to score a try for the home side, along with Mikey Sio and Bill Tupou who got his first in the red, white and blue jersey.

After a great first set from Wakefield to start the game with Bill Tupou looking strong in attack, a kick from Finn was diffused by Marsh to give the visitors the possession. Kelly’s kick on the last tackle for Hull KR fell into the arms of Blair before Dixon got over in the corner to put the visitors into the lead.

Trinity showed a few bright spurts but it was not enough to hold off the visitors as they had another good set, which saw Kelly, sneak over from close range, Sio was unable to add the extras and the visitors went into the lead on 0-10.

Wakefield then allowed the ball to bounce and gave away a penalty putting Hull KR in a dangerous position and adding more pressure onto the Trinity defence. After a few errors and poor discipline from the home side, Hull KR got their third try and Greenwood took the short ball close to the line. Once again Sio was unable to convert and Hull KR go into the lead on 0-14.

Soon after Dixon made a break for the Rovers who had Shaun Lunt in support, he strolled over the line to make it a fourth for the visitors.

Tom Johnstone picked up the loose ball, on the next play Matty Ashurst made a break, he had Bill Tupou in support who got over in the left corner for his first try in Trinity colours. Finn was unable to convert and the home side trailed 4-20.

Tinirau Arona lost the ball on the half way line giving away a scrum, the visitors had another strong set running rings around Trinity’s defence and James Green got over for the visitors.

A consolation try at the end of the first half for Trinity saw a great offload from Craig Hall to Mikey Sio who fought off the Rovers defence to get it down, Finn certainly didn’t fail with the conversion and added the extra points to end the first half 10-26.

Trinity came out in the second half with a stronger defence, a lovely pass from Jacob Miller set Matty Ashurst away before the back-rower combined with Finn and Hall for the try to make it 16-26 and put the home side 10 points behind.

Hull KR bounced back with a further two tries; both from Kieran Dixon which saw him get his hat-trick after they ran rings around the Trinity defence and put the visitors further into the lead.

Once again the visitors came up trumps after poor defence from Trinity, a knock- on from Bill Tupou inside his own in-goal area is pounced on from Greenwood, the decision was given.

A further two tries from the visitors ended the game, the first after Albert Kelly raced away after a Trinity knock-on and the second came when a chip from Campese and Blair touches down under the posts to end the game on 16-54.

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