Hull KR 16-28 Huddersfield Giants

Paul Cooke made his controversial switch to Hull KR in time to make his debut against Huddersfield, but his inspiration wasn't enough to get the Robins the two points they desperately needed.

Cooke did help the home side dominate the game for a while, but they didn't get off to the best of starts, with tries from Stuart Jones and Andy Raleigh giving Huddersfield an early 12-0 lead.

But Andreas Bauer's try on the 20 minute mark, together with Cooke's first points in the red and white, dragged the Robins back within 4.

And after the interval, Stanley Gene crossed for a try, converted by Cooke, before the stand off slotted over his fourth goal of the night to put Rovers 16-12 up.

But Huddersfield rallied, with Chris Thorman continuing his recent run of points scoring form – first converting Stephen Wild's try, before a penalty made it 20-16 to the Giants.

Jamahl Lolesi sealed the win for the Giants with 7 minutes to go, with his converted try extending the lead to 26-16, before Thorman rounded off the scoring with another penalty.

Many regard the signing of Cooke as Hull KR's saviour, but it's games like this they have to win if they are to stay up. Huddersfield, meanwhile, continue their remarkable turnaround, as they move in to the top 6, with 5 straight wins propelling them up the table.

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