Wakefield 24-10 Hull KR

Wakefield finished the regular season on a high with a 24-10 victory over Hull KR.

The result could still have an impact on the final standings, with Rovers’ third place spot now under threat to Huddersfield, who play Wigan on Sunday. If Huddersfield win, they will leapfrog Rovers in to third, while Wakefield will secure fifth spot.

Sam Obst was key to the Wildcats win, his tricky early kick causing problems for Kris Welham, who’s error led to Dale Ferguson pouncing for the first try.

Clint Newton levelled things up with a slightly dubious try, stretching over the line in a two-man tackle, although there were hints of a knock on.

A mistake by Stanley Gene gave the home side the ascendancy at the break, Obst taking advantage to score a neat solo try, with Danny Brough adding his second conversion to make it 12-6.

The scoreline was the least of Hull KR‘s worries when full back Shaun Briscoe was forced off the field with a shoulder injury, putting his participation in the play-offs under serious doubt. Wakefield too had their share of injury concerns, when Brough left the field in the second half.

By the time he went off, Brough had already slotted over his third conversion after a Ben Fisher mistake led to Matt Blaymire sending Richard Moore over for a four pointer.

Peter Fox gave the visitors a glimmer of hope with a try in the corner but Aaron Murphy sealed the two points in the closing stages, winning the race to another pinpoint Obst kick.

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