Rovers thrash Giants to claim first away win of the season


Hull KR managed a huge win over Huddersfield Giants to claim their first away win since their return to the Super League.

It was the Giants who took the lead early on as Oliver Roberts managed to squeeze over. Danny Brough, celebrating a new contract, scored the conversion for an early lead for Huddersfield.

It didn’t take the Rovers long to get level however as Andrew Heffernan managed to get through. Ryan Shaw scored the conversion, confirming the scores were level.

Midway through the first half, Hull KR then lead for the first time as Adam Quinlan carried on his solid return to the Super League with another try. Shaw scored the conversion again to make it a six point lead.

Shaw then got in on the act himself as he grounded Quinlan’s kick out wide. He was then able to convert his own try and then add a penalty as the Rovers went in at half time in dream world at 20-6.

Huddersfield came out fighting in the second half, but they couldn’t get past a resilient Rovers backline.

And the Robins got their reward when Rob Mulhern managed to intercept the ball and run 80 metres before offloading to James Greenwood who was there in support. Shaw added the conversion to all but kill off the game.

Shaw then got his second try as he supported Heffernan’s break and was easily able to ground the ball ahead of a Giants defence that was tiring rapidly. He was then able to convert his own try to stretch the lead out to 24 points.

There was even time for Danny McGuire to open his account for his new club as he supported another break up the field. Shaw confirmed a perfect night with the boot by having the last say of the game with a conversion.

Hull KR have now won just their second game of the season as they carry on to adjust to life back in the Super League after a year long absence. They face a big test next week however as they welcome the unbeaten St Helens next Friday.

As for Huddersfield, it was a bitterly disappointing result to back up such a convincing win in Widnes last week. They can bounce back when they travel to Wigan Warriors next Friday.

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