Hull KR 10-26 Harlequins

Hull Kingston Rovers were brought back down to earth with a bump as Harlequins maintained their impressive start to Super League XII with a win at Craven Park.

It was a catalogue of errors for the Robins, who were put to the sword by a Quins side led by the instrumental Danny Orr. The ex-Wigan man leading the visitors to a 26-10 win.

It came off the back of a poor start from the home side, when Mark O'Neill knocked on on just the third tackle of the game. From the resulting scrum, Chris Melling crossed for the opening try of the afternoon.

There was more despair to follow for Rovers, who had won both their opening Super League games, as tries from Jon Grayshon, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Paul Sykes handed the Londoners a 22-4 lead at the break.

Harlequins were extremely impressive defensively, and their direct attacking was pivoted by the excellent Orr, who also shined in the recent win over St Helens.

Michael Smith went over for Hull KR at the start of the second half, but another mistake, this time from Ben Cockayne, led to the final try of the game on 73 minutes, when Sykes grabbed his second four pointer.

Hull KR coach Justin Morgan said it was a lesson learnt by his men: "I am not surprised at the result because Harlequins have been playing some good rugby." 

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