Rovers claim huge win at Leeds

Hull KR claimed a huge win over Leeds Rhinos at Headingley in the battle to avoid relegation.

It was the Rovers who started faster and it was the on loan Matt Parcell who came back to haunt his parent club when he scooted from dummy half after just eight minutes. Craig Hall missed the conversion, but it was still advantage Hull KR.

Ten minutes later, Rovers doubled their lead as they moved the ball well out wide as Kane Linnett slid over out wide. Hall missed the conversion again, but they still had a two score advantage.

It soon got even better for the visitors as they broke through again, this time it was Adam Quinlan who finished off the move. Josh Drinkwater took over kicking duties and kicked the conversion to make it a 14 point advantage.

That try spurred the Rhinos into life and they made the most of their first visit to the Rovers half and grabbed a try through Brad Dwyer. Liam Sutcliffe missed the conversion, meaning they trailed by 10 points.

The momentum of the first half shifted and the Rhinos grabbed another try just before the half hour mark as Sutcliffe managed to go over. He couldn’t convert his own try, but the deficit had been reduced to six points.

The first points of the second half would be crucial and it was Rovers who got them as Craig Hall kicked a penalty just four minutes in.

Just a few minutes later, Rovers extended their advantage even further as Harvey Livett managed to get over after a goal line drop out. Hall scored the conversion to double their lead to 12 points.

Rovers then grabbed their second try in the first 11 minutes of the second half as Linnett went over for his second of the night. Hall missed the conversion but they had a three score advantage.

But Leeds wouldn’t lie down and grabbed another try back as Konrad Hurrell slid over out wide. Rhyse Martin took over the kicks but missed this one, but the Rhinos got into double figures.

Martin then got in on the act with ten minutes to go as he powered over. He then couldn’t convert his own try, but left their deficit at 10 points with time to spare.

But the match would belong to Hull KR as they caught the short kick off and Craig Hall raced through and sealed the game. He scored the conversion to seal a 16 point win for the Rovers.

That win bring the Rovers clear of the bottom placed London Broncos. They welcome Huddersfield Giants to the KC Lightstream Stadium next Friday.

As for Leeds, it is a stark reminder that they are not out of the woods yet. They welcome Hull FC to Headingley next Sunday.

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