Ellis equals world record

Hull KR scrum half Jamie Ellis has equalled the world record for successful consecutive goal kicks at 41.

Ellis, 27, needed four goals in Sunday’s game against Halifax to equal the record, but fell agonisingly short of breaking Liam Finn’s record when he pulled his fifth kick of the afternoon wide.

All 41 successful kicks came for the Robins this season, against Rochdale (4), Oldham (8), Sheffield (9), Dewsbury (8) and Sheffield (8).

Ellis told the club’s official website: “It’s a good achievement to tie the record and it’s something I’ll always be able to look back on.

“I was a bit gutted to miss that kick which would have beaten the old record though. There was a bit of pressure on it but I tried not to think about it too much. I was kicking into the wind and I was trying to hit it too hard, to make sure it went dead if I missed. I pulled it but I’m still happy to equal the record.”

The former St Helens and Leigh half-back is currently on loan at KCOM Craven Park from Huddersfield.

Current Wakefield half Finn set the record back in 2012 while at Featherstone.

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