Salford 10-24 Hull KR: Player ratings as Jordan Abdull shines in Robins win

Josh McAllister
Salford v Hull KR. News Images.

Hull KR made it two from two with impressive back-to-back wins following a 24-10 victory over Salford at the AJ Bell Stadium. 

The victory sees Willie Peters’ side go top of the Super League table with four points.

Sam Wood scored twice on the night in an impressive display, with Ethan Ryan and Frankie Halton also scoring.

Here are our player ratings live from the stadium…


Ryan Brierley – 6. Like his team-mates, started the game full of energy and tried to play expansive. His mistake at the back saw Sam Wood cross for his second of the night. Hull KR did well to keep him quiet enough.

Ken Sio – 6. Strong defence and scored a try on the night, but nothing too fancy.

Deon Cross – 6. Scored Salford’s second and didn’t have a bad game, but not an outstanding game.

Tim Lafai – 6. Looked a threat in the first half but didn’t get as much ball possession in the second 40.

Joe Burgess – 6. Strong carries on his return and looked dangerous. Slotted straight back in on his return. 

Brodie Croft – 5. A very average night for one of Super League’s top players. One of his most quiet performances yet in his Super League career.

Marc Sneyd – 6. Tried his his best to get Salford on the attack but was part of the attack that arguably overdid it at times. The side as a whole with plenty of mistakes. 

Jack Ormondroyd – 6. 22 minute first stint but quiet second half.

Andy Ackers – 7. Always a threat and loves a run from dummy-half. Not much in the second half.

Tyler Dupree – 7. A lively game with a 19 minute stint first time. Came back on with 30 left. Forced the mistake from Hull KR that helped lead to Salford’s second. 

Kallum Watkins – 6. Dangerous every time he touched the ball and offered plenty of lines for his playmakers. Like most of his team-mates, pretty quiet second 40. 

Sam Stone – 5. Couple of mistakes on an average night. 

Oliver Partington – 8. Like he did on his Salford debut, the loose forward impressive once again. A solid 33 minute first stint before returning again halfway through the second. But on the losing side. 


King Vuniyaywa – 6. Couple of forced passes and offloads in first half. On the flip side, the Fiji international had a few bone-crunching hits in the first half.

Chris Atkin – 5. Pretty quiet game and didn’t have much of an impact from the bench. Came on in the first half for Oliver Partington and played as a ball-playing loose. Came off with 20 left. 

Shane Wright – 5. Featured from the bench but had little impact. Nice mullet, though.

Alex Gerrard – 5. A short stint from the bench with little impact.

Hull KR

Will Dagger – 7. Did well in replacement for Lachlan Coote at full-back. More importantly, kicked all of Hull KR’s goals in the victory.

Ethan Ryan – 8. Defended pretty strongly against Burgess and score his side’s first of the night. Quite a lively game for the winger. 

Tom Opacic – 6. Tim Lafai did his best to try and get past him but held strong. Quiet in attack. 

Shaun Kenny-Dowall – 8. Had a very busy game and assisted Hull KR’s third with a fine offload to winger Wood in front of the travelling supporters. Strong carries and got stuck in with the hard work. Switched between centre and wing. 

Sam Wood – 8. Scored twice on the night and was one of Hull KR’s best players. A dangerous partnership on the left edge alongside Kenny-Dowall. Also featured in the centres at times. 

Mikey Lewis – 6. A pretty quiet night for his account. Still, did enough to help his side to victory. 

Jordan Abdull – 9. Clunky first half of attack and couldn’t get his side on the scoreboard. Much better second half with three assists from the boot. 

Sauaso Sue – 6. Played a 24 minute first stint and came back with a strong carry in the second half. 

Matt Parcell – 7. Enjoyed plenty of runs from dummy-half and looked dangerous.  

George King – 7. Some big carries for the Ireland international captain and pretty strong on his own line in defence.

James Batchelor – 6. A decent game in the middle. His mistake cost his side a try in the second 40 on his side’s restart.

Kane Linnett – 8. Rarely has a bad game. Strong on the left edge and a dangerous threat alongside skipper Kenny-Dowall. Also produced a superb tackle to deny Watkins a try in the first half. 

Elliot Minchella – 7. Likes to stay busy, as he did against Wigan. Strong presence in the middle. 


Frankie Halton – 7. Made his first appearance of the year from the bench and scored Hull KR’s second of the game. 

Jez Litten – 6. Introduced into the game in the last 20 and almost bagged a try. 

Dean Hadley  – 7. Got his hands on the ball quite a lot and did a pretty decent job all around.

Sam Luckley – 7. Decent outing on his Hull KR debut against his former club. Some strong carries and was constantly looking to get his arm free for the offload. 

Match stats

Salford: Brierley, Sio, Cross, Lafai, Burgess, Croft, Sneyd, Ormondroyd, Ackers, Dupree, Watkins, Stone, Partington. Bench: Vuniyayawa, Atkin, Wright, Gerrard. 18: Bourouh

Tries: Sio, Cross. Goals: Sneyd 1/2

Hull KR: Dagger, Ryan, Opacic, Kenny-Dowall, Wood, Lewis, Abdull, Sue, Parcell, King, Batchelor, Linnett, Minchella. Bench: Halton, Litten, Hadley, Luckley. 18: Johnson

Tries: Ryan, Halton, Wood (2). Goals: Dagger 4/4

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