Hull KR 40-16 Warrington

Hull KR brought Challenge Cup winners Warrington back down to earth with a 40-16 win at Craven Park.

Justin Morgan’s men looked in solid form as they approach the end of season play-offs, with second rower Clint Newton scoring a hat trick of tries.

Warrington looked good early on, and took the lead through Mickey Higham after a Lee Briers dummy. Jake Webster‘s converted try levelled things up before Tyrone McCarthy took advantage of some loose Rovers defence to score his first try for the Wolves.

But Paul Cooke crossed for a four pointer to level things up again, and the home side started to overcome their sluggish start.

Newton barged through a Louis Anderson tackle and ran almost half the length of the pitch for his first try before Kris Welham ran 70 metres to give Hull KR a 22-12 half-time lead.

Warrington threw everything at Hull KR in the second half, but it was Welham who again took advantage of a loose Wolves pass to set them on their way to a four pointer. He intercepted the wayward ball by Briers and fed winger Peter Fox for his 16th try of the season and all but seal the game for the home side.

Chris Hicks‘ try gave the Wolves a glimmer of hope, but two further tries from Newton in the final 10 minutes made the game more than safe for Morgan’s troops, who look still have hopes of finishing third in the table.

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