Rovers stun Wolves to boost survival hopes

Hull KR produced a stunning late show to beat Warrington Wolves 16-14 at KCOM Craven Park today.

It was the Rovers who took the lead early on as Ryan Shaw scored a penalty after 11 minutes.

They held that lead for about 15 minutes before Wire got back into the game thanks to a try from Bryson Goodwin. Declan Patton added the conversion, and then added another penalty a few minutes later to take their lead out to six points.

The last word of the half would go to the Rovers as Shaw kicked another penalty right on the hooter.

The next try was always going to be a crucial one and it was the Rovers who got it after 54 minutes as Mose Masoe managed to power over. Shaw scored the conversion to edge Rovers ahead by two again.

But once again, their lead didn’t last long as Josh Charnley soon got in out wide. Patton scored the conversion to edge the Wolves ahead once more by four points.

Just when it was looking like Warrington were going to see the game out, they were denied victory as the returning Adam Quinlan scored a decisive try to level the scores. Shaw then scored the match winning conversion.

That result for Rovers gave them a vital two points as they look to avoid relegation. They travel to relegation rivals London Broncos on Thursday.

As for Warrington, they have fallen six points behind league leaders St Helens in the battle to finish top of the pile at the end of the season. They welcome Wakefield Trinity next Friday.

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