Oldham 0-32 Hull KR: Adam Quinlan bags hat-trick as KR cruise to win

Hull KR's Adam Quinlan was the star of the show
Hull KR's Adam Quinlan was the star of the show

Adam Quinlan scored a hat-trick as Hull KR eased to a 32-0 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup victory over Oldham to avenge their embarrassing defeat at the same stage two years ago.

The Australian full-back's treble came as part of the Super League outfit's six-try win over their outclassed League One hosts.

Rovers have won only three of their first 11 games since returning to the top flight through last season's Qualifier 8s.

But even without talisman Danny McGuire, who was rested, and the injured Shaun Lunt, Tim Sheens' side was too quick and powerful for Scott Naylor's part-timers.

And it soon became apparent there would be no repeat of Oldham's 2016 heroics at Bower Fold, which came the season after Rovers' 50-0 Wembley final loss to Leeds.

The Humbersiders hit the front through half back Chris Atkin after five minutes and led 20-0 at the break.

The third tier outfit were notably vulnerable on their right edge, exploited ruthlessly by centre Junior Vaivai in his first ever Challenge Cup tie and Will Oakes.

Winger Oakes provided the assist for Atkin and the first of Quinlan's opening-half brace after 26 minutes.

He then touched down himself from Vaivai's pass after 35 minutes before another power surge by American international Vaivai was finished off by former St Helens star Quinlan.

Rovers would have been further out of sight but for Ryan Shaw missing two of his first four kicks.

Oldham only had the occasional look at Rovers' try line and when they did get over through Matthew Reid, referee Gareth Hewer ruled a forward pass.

Within seven minutes of the re-start Quinlan finished off more slick handling to complete his hat-trick.

With Leeds next up in the league, Quinlan was withdrawn and replaced by Will Dagger.

The switch did nothing to halt Rovers' points supply and it was Dagger who scored a superb solo effort, side stepping opposite number, Luke Hooley, on his way to the line.

Shaw goaled both tries and Rovers led 32-0 and a place in Wednesday's sixth round draw already guaranteed.

Oldham's bid to avoid a whitewash wasn't helped by their indiscipline as they conceded twice as many penalties as the Robins.

Inevitably, those frustrations spilled onto the pitch with a couple of late flare-ups, before the game came to a bad-tempered conclusion.

Related rugby league links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read

Kalondra wins at Cheltenham1

BetVictor Gold Cup Preview

David Ord provides a horse-by-horse guide to Saturday’s BetVictor Gold Cup with a Neil Mulholland-trained improver taken to score.

Alex Hammond reflects on the achievements of Roaring Lion2

Alex Hammond: Rather Be with favourite

Alex Hammond has her best bets for the Cheltenham November Meeting and her thoughts on Footpad too.

Check out our free horse racing selections and preview for today's action3

Thursday's racing preview

David Clough makes Anycity his best Thursday bet at Southwell and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Who will make it through to the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts?4

Grand Slam of Darts: Day five tips

The knockout stages of the Grand Slam of Darts gets under way with four second-round matches tonight so here's the full order of play, predictions and a suggested acca.

Fabian Delph: The 28-year-old is set to lead England out at Wembley5

'Leader' Delph to captain England

Gareth Southgate revealed that Fabian Delph will captain England in the friendly against the United States at Wembley on Thursday.

Most Read

Kalondra wins at Cheltenham1

BetVictor Gold Cup Preview

David Ord provides a horse-by-horse guide to Saturday’s BetVictor Gold Cup with a Neil Mulholland-trained improver taken to score.

Alex Hammond reflects on the achievements of Roaring Lion2

Alex Hammond: Rather Be with favourite

Alex Hammond has her best bets for the Cheltenham November Meeting and her thoughts on Footpad too.

Check out our free horse racing selections and preview for today's action3

Thursday's racing preview

David Clough makes Anycity his best Thursday bet at Southwell and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Who will make it through to the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts?4

Grand Slam of Darts: Day five tips

The knockout stages of the Grand Slam of Darts gets under way with four second-round matches tonight so here's the full order of play, predictions and a suggested acca.

Fabian Delph: The 28-year-old is set to lead England out at Wembley5

'Leader' Delph to captain England

Gareth Southgate revealed that Fabian Delph will captain England in the friendly against the United States at Wembley on Thursday.

Racing Tips

Kemboy in action

Thursday Talking Points

Richard Mann previews an interesting day of racing with a couple of young Alan King-trained hurdlers of particular interest and Supreme Racing Club taking on the big boys in Ireland.

Southwell

Daily Nap: Steam in at Southwell

It's all-weather racing all the way for Richard Mann on Thursday with the Sporting Life Daily Nap running at Southwell.

Check out our free horse racing selections and preview for today's action

Thursday's racing preview

David Clough makes Anycity his best Thursday bet at Southwell and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Next Race Off

22:06 Gulfstream Park West
7
(7)
Mon Chevalier
J: Leonel Reyes
9
(9)
El Commendatore
J: Romero Maragh
10
(10)
Triple Serious
J: Luis Sanchez

Football Tips

Episode 8 of our Sky Bet Championship Podcast is out now

OUT NOW: Sky Bet Championship Podcast

Our latest Championship Podcast is out, as we discuss Norwich City's top form; young goalkeepers; and the Sheffield derby.

Get your bets on!

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.

Royal Line (right) pulls clear to win the November Handicap

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in November 2018.