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Hull Kingston Rovers 26-22 Halifax RLFC

Sunday 6th August 2017, 15:00pm

Super 8s - Round: 1

Tries

Kieren Moss 2, Matty Marsh, George Lawler, Nick Scruton,

Goals

Jamie Ellis 3,

Tries

Ben Heaton 4,

Goals

Steve Tyrer 3,

Line Ups

Hull Kingston Rovers

fb: Kieren Moss
w: Justin Carney
c: Thomas Minns
c: Andrew Hefernan
w: Ryan Shaw
so: Matty Marsh
sh: Jamie Ellis
p: Nick Scruton
h: Shaun Lunt
p: Lee Jewitt
sr: Maurice Blair
sr: Danny Addy
lf: Ben Kavanagh
int: Mose Masoe
int: Robbie Mulhern
int: Chris Atkin
int: George Lawler

Halifax RLFC

fb: Will Sharp
w: Ben Heaton
c: Ed Barber
c: Steve Tyrer
w: Rob Worrincy
so: Scott Murrell
sh: Ben Johnston
p: Alex Mammone
h: Brandon Moore
p: Ryan Boyle
sr: Shane Grady
sr: Mitch Cahalane
lf: Simon Grix
int: Elliot Morris
int: Ben Kaye
int: Brandon Douglas
int: Mikey Sio

Match Report

Hull KR overcame a major scare to edge Halifax 26-22 in a thrilling Qualifiers Super 8s opener at KCOM Craven Park.

In-form Halifax secured their place in the Qualifiers by beating Kingstone Press Championship leaders Hull KR on the final day of the regular season and Ben Heaton's four tries left them on course for another stunning victory.

But Rovers dug deep to overturn a 22-14 deficit and make a winning start in their bid for an immediate return to Betfred Super League.

There was no sign of the drama to come when full-back Kieren Moss crossed twice in the opening seven minutes and Matty Marsh cancelled out Heaton's 10th-minute try to give Rovers a 14-6 lead.

But Heaton completed his hat-trick before the half-hour mark and then went over again in the early stages of the second half to leave Hull KR chasing the match.

George Lawler's converted try made it a two-point game heading into the closing stages and Nick Scruton touched down six minutes from time to deny Fax a famous win.

Official

L Moore

Attendance

Half Time

14 - 16

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