Hull FC 20 - 28 Wigan Warriors

Match info: Super League at The KC Stadium

Date: 26/04/2013 KO: 20:00 Att: 11,403

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Hull

TriesLineham (22, 56, 59) Crooks (40)ConversionsWesterman (40, 59)

20
vs
28

Wigan

TriesThornley (12) Tomkins (15, 50) Charnley (48)ConversionsRichards (12, 15, 48, 50, 68, 71)

FT (ht: 10-12)

  • Last Updated: April 28 2013, 17:45 BST

Leeds kept the pressure on league leaders Wigan by beating Hull KR 44-10.

Michael Dobson finds his progress halted.
Michael Dobson finds his progress halted.

The Rhinos, with two games in hand, remain four points adrift of the Warriors, turning the screw on their hosts in the final 10 minutes of the first half when they held a slender 10-6 lead.

Ryan Hall opened the scoring in the sixth minute after Rovers loanee Luke George spilled the ball 10 metres from his own line. Leeds were in no mood to squander the opportunity for points as Zak Hardaker sent Hall over in the left-hand corner. Kevin Sinfield missed the conversion, but the defending champions led 4-0.

Michael Dobson created an opening for Cory Paterson to charge his way over the line to level the score at 4-4 and Dobson's conversion edged Rovers ahead.

Leeds missed a glorious opportunity to regain their lead in the 25th minute when they gathered a short Paterson goalline drop out, Joel Moon's error letting the Robins off the hook.

After 29 minutes of nip-and-tuck rugby, Leeds showed they too could score after being given successive penalties. Danny McGuire's initial kick was blocked and bounced back into his hands and.before Rovers could regroup, he had sent Brett Delaney over close to the posts. Sinfield made no mistake with his second conversion to give the Rhinos a 10-6 lead.

Rugby league's Golden Boot winner was successful again, converting Hardaker's try in the 35th minute which was brilliantly set up for him by Rob Burrow's clever kick that left Rovers' defence standing still.

Sinfield smashed his fourth conversion attempt off the left-hand upright after Mitch Achurch's try from close range after being sent over by Paul McShane.

A Rhys Lovegrove error 13 metres from the Rhinos line ended a promising Hull attack prematurely and it proved to be a costly missed opportunity.

Two minutes later Moon teased the Rovers defence with a couple of show-and-gos on his way over the line from 40 metres out. Sinfield converted to give the Rhinos a 26-6 lead.

It was the only score in the first 30 minutes of the second half as errors crept into both attacks to keep the score unchanged until Kallum Watkins scored Leeds' sixth try of the afternoon.

Carl Ablett did the hard work to send his winger away for the score and Sinfield added the extras to make it 32-6.

Sinfield was pulling the strings for the Rhinos and his 40/20 created his side's seventh try in the 74th minute. Ian Kirke found a way over the line to add to the home side's misery. Trailing 38-6 with time running out, Rovers reached double figures in the 77th minute when Greg Eden's kick was grounded by Omari Caro, but it was far too little too late. Dobson missed the conversion before Watkins burst through the KR defence to score the final try of the game from 65 metres. Sinfield's sixth conversion left the final score 44-10.


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