Harlequins 0-34 Hull KR

Hull KR bounced back to winning ways after two defeats with victory over Harlequins, who failed to score for the first time this season.

Michael Dobson scored 14 points with Jake Webster helping himself to two tries as the Yorkshire men completed a league double over their counterparts.

The defeat for Harlequins means they have only one win in their last 14 Super League games and injury to Chad Randall on his 150th game for the club, summed up their afternoon.

After the first 20 minutes there was no sign of one team going on to dominate with such ease as neither team looked like breaking the deadlock.

The only real cheer came when Rob Purdham returned to the pitch following a two month lay off from injury.

Dogged defending by Jake Webster prevented a certain try for the Quins following a great build up. Rob Purdham off loaded the ball to Chris Melling but a last ditch tackle by Webster prevented Melling from scoring his third try in as many games.

However it was Hull KR who made the break through after 28 minutes, Jake Webster sold the Quins defence with a great dummy pass before going over. Unfortunately Dobson’s conversion went just wide of the posts. (0-4)

Hull KR extended their lead on the stroke of half time. They were doing most of the pressing in the last few minutes and the pressure told when the ball game out to the right wing where Webster turned provider this time to set up Liam Colborn.

Dobson got lucky with his conversion as it hit the left hand post for the extra two which meant Hull KR led 0-10 at the interval.

Unlike the first half, the second half burst in to life after only three minutes thanks to a superb solo effort by Jake Webster. He evaded numerous tackles from the Quins defence to grab his second try of the game, going over under the posts giving Dobson the easiest of conversions to extend their lead to 0-16.

Blake Green compounded the misery for Harlequins by scoring Hull KR’s fourth try of the game. In the build up, only a last ditch tackle by Lee Mitchell prevented Ben Fisher from scoring a try but seconds later, great determination by Green enabled him to power through the Quins’ defence to score and Dobson added the extra two point with ease. (0-22)

Ben Galea put the victory beyond any doubt two minutes later as he stormed past the Harlequins defence to score and Dobson added the conversion.

Quins’ luck showed no sign of improving as Hull KR added another try in the final minute. A hopeful kick deflected off a Harlequins player and in to the path of Josh Hodgson who ran towards the try line before off loading the ball to Dobson to score. Dobson converted to complete a terrific afternoon for the away side.

Harlequins RL: Dorn, Melling, Clubb, O’Callaghan, Calderwood, Briggs, Gale, Temata, Randall, Wilkes, Burnett, Mitchell, Bailey. SUBS: Ambler, Krasniqi, Ellis, Purdham.

Hull KR: Briscoe, Cockayne, Welham, Webster, Colborn, Green, Dobson, Vella, Fisher, Netherton, Galea, Newton, Murrell. SUBS: Taylor, Hodgson, Lovegrove, Watts.

Attendance: 2927

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