Warrington defeat Hull KR 38-8

Warington have continued their unbeaten start to the season with an entertaining 38-8 victory against Hull KR at the Halliwell Jones Stadium

Tom Lineham claimed a hat-trick as the Wolves went two from two after the first two rounds of Super League.

Lizze Jones peformed before kick-off as she launched a new defibrillator fund.

Warrington dominated early proceedings and scored after just three minutes. Kurt Gidley dinked through a grubber and Ben Currie got there first.

Joe Westerman almost added to the lead but was held up over the line after he looked certain to score.

On 12 minutes Daryl Clark got over the line but he had the ball ripped out before he could ground it. Kevin Penny touched down in the next set but it was ruled out for a forward pass.

Five minutes later Westerman barged over to make it 12-0 to the home team. Warrington were enjoying the better field possession and share of the penalties.

But they also showed great defensive discipline to keep Hull KR out towards the end of the half, as the visitors mounted attack after attack.

Just before the break and Gidley was sin-binned for slowing down a Rovers tap. The score remained at 12-0 at half-time.

Only three minites into the second half and Lineham dived over for his first.

Chris Sandow hoisted up a bomb, Rhys Evans claimed it and offloaded, and the pass came to Lineham to score.

The Wire were in control at 16-0 as Sandow couldn’t convert from the sideline.

Hull KR finally got on the scoreboard, through Iain Thornley out wide, in the 50th minute.

His try cut Warrington’s lead to 12 points. But that was as good as it got for Rovers.

With 19 minutes left on the clock Gidley knocked over a penalty to make it 18-4.

Warrington’s defence continued to pressure Hull KR into mistakes. On 66 minutes Lineham dived over to complete his double.

Kieron Dixon got a consolation try with 10 minutes left. There was still time for Lineham to claim his hat-trick, courtesy of a wonderful dummy and floated pass from Sandow.

And then Clark got on the scoresheet after a brilliant mazy run from deep.

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