Saturday 22nd April 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 5

10-23 FT

( 10-16 HT )

Official: J Child

Venue: Leigh Sports Village

  • Leigh Centurions

  • Tries
    Lachlan Burr, Curtis Naughton,

  • Goals
    Ben Reynolds,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Ryan Shaw 2, George Lawler, James Greenwood,

  • Goals
    Jamie Ellis 3,

  • Drop Goals
    Jamie Ellis,

Line Up

Bench

Adam
Quinlan
Ryan
Shaw
Andrew
Hefernan
Liam
Salter
David
Hodgson
Nick
Scruton
Shaun
Lunt
Joshua
Johnson
George
Lawler
Maurice
Blair
Ben
Kavanagh
James
Greenwood
Zach
Dockar-Clay
Robbie
Mulhern
Joe
Wardill

Official Report / Commentary

Kingstone Press Championship leaders Hull KR dumped Betfred Super League strugglers Leigh out of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup with a deserved 23-10 win at the Sports Village.

Winger Ryan Shaw picked up a wayward pass to open the scoring for Hull KR on two minutes before George Lawlor bundled over to extend the Robins lead to 10-0.

Leigh hit back through Lachlan Burr, who crashed over from close range, and Curtis Naughton to bring the Super League side level.

However, the visitors regained the lead when stand-off Jordan Abdull sent out a well-timed pass to James Greenwood who was able to cut through and touch down just before the half-time interval to go 16-10 ahead.

A Jamie Ellis drop-goal meant the Centurions had to score twice to re-establish the lead before Shaw sealed an impressive victory for the Robins with his second try in the final seconds of the match.

Hull KR head coach Tim Sheens hailed his side's courage after beating the team that took their place in Super League this season.

"It pleased me that we were never behind at any stage and that we took the opportunities that came our way," Sheens said.

"I'm really happy with the result and we approached the game very professionally. Everyone did their jobs. It was a good win and we had to show a lot of courage.

"We have got a long way to go as a team - but it was a great win for the club and fans. My attitude has always been to deal with what's in front of you - but we are only halfway through the season."

Leigh coach Neil Jukes lamented his side's performance, saying: "We are not getting enough out of some players.

"We can look at the players who have not played and make excuses but the 17 we picked today were good enough to win the game.

"We had enough ball in the second half to win a game but we were guilty of some poor last plays. Defensively we were not far off but there's not enough quality with the ball in hand.

"The bounce of the ball didn't always go our way but you sometimes get that when you're up against it. It's really tough to be missing something like seven players but some of them look like their confidence is shot." 

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 77: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 71: Goal scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 38: TRY! scored for Hull K R by James Greenwood
  • 23: TRY! scored for Leigh by Curtis Naughton
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Ben Reynolds
  • 20: TRY! scored for Leigh by Lachlan Burr
  • 9: TRY! scored for Hull K R by George Lawler
  • 3: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leigh Centurions 2
    Hull Kingston Rovers 4

    Goals:

    Leigh Centurions 1
    Hull Kingston Rovers 3