Saturday 12th August 2017
15:15 - Round: 2

16-20 FT

( 8-6 HT )

Attendance :

Official: J Smith

Venue: Leigh Sports Village

Saturday 12th August 2017
15:15 - Round: 2

16 : 20 FT

( 8 - 6 HT )

Attendance :

Official: J Smith

Venue: Leigh Sports Village

Scorers

  • Leigh Centurions

  • Tries
    Daniel Mortimer, Atelea Vea,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Shaun Lunt 2, Ryan Shaw,

  • Goals
    Jamie Ellis 4,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Kieren
Moss
Justin
Carney
Maurice
Blair
Andrew
Hefernan
Ryan
Shaw
Matty
Marsh
Nick
Scruton
George
Lawler
Lee
Jewitt
Danny
Addy
Chris
Clarkson
Ben
Kavanagh
Shaun
Lunt
James
Greenwood
Chris
Atkin
Mose
Masoe

Official Report / Commentary

Shaun Lunt scored twice as Kingstone Press Championship side Hull KR earned a thrilling 20-16 victory over Leigh Centurions in the Qualifiers Super 8s.

The hooker went in for a try in each half - his second with just five minutes of the game remaining to seal a memorable win for the Robins, who traded places with Leigh in 2016.

But it was a former Centurions player, Jamie Ellis, who pulled the strings for Tim Sheens' side with an outstanding kicking game which helped Hull KR control the second half.

Daniel Mortimer gave Leigh a 12th-minute lead but Hull KR, who won at the Sports Village in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup back in April, responded through Lunt to make it 6-6 approaching half-time.

The Centurions had their noses in front at the break courtesy of Josh Drinkwater's penalty and the scrum-half added another two 10 minutes into the second half to give the hosts a four-point lead.

Ryan Shaw's well-taken try and Ellis' touchline conversion edged Hull KR in front for the first time only for Atelea Vea to power his way over to swing the game back in Leigh's favour.

But Rovers were not to be denied, Lunt going over from dummy half to give his side's hopes of an immediate return to Super League a huge boost.

Robins head coach Sheens said: "It's another foot in the door. To win two out of two and one against a Super League side certainly helps, there's no doubt about that.

"We will enjoy the win but it means nothing if we don't come out with the right attitude next week. London at home will be a tough game again.

"I think the Championship's top four teams this year are a much stronger four than last year. They were nervous and so were we."

Leigh head coach Neil Jukes said: "It's a tough competition and we know exactly what it's about. Losing has not made it impossible, it has just added pressure on the next few games.

"On another day with the same mentality, we give ourselves a chance."

  • 76: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 76: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Shaun Lunt
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 69: TRY! scored for Leigh by Atelea Vea
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 59: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 31: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Shaun Lunt
  • 14: TRY! scored for Leigh by Daniel Mortimer
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • Key Performers

    Samisoni Langi

    Metres 153

    Lachlan Burr

    Tackles 31

    Atelea Vea

    Tackles 37

    George Lawler

    Tackles 42

    Shaun Lunt

    Tackles 35

    Jamie Ellis

    Forty Twenty 1

    Ryan Shaw

    Metres 138

    Justin Carney

    Metres 172

    Nick Scruton

    Tackles 39

    Ben Kavanagh

    Tackles 37

    Head to Head

    Tries: 2-3

    Goals: 4-4

    METRES 1170 - 928

    CARRIES 170 - 138

    TACKLES 322 - 319

    OFFLOADS 8 - 4

    PENALTIES 8 - 7

    BREAKS 2 - 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Atelea Vea 1 0 37 8 2 0 0 13 57 4.38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Mortimer 1 0 32 6 3 4 5 17 93 5.47 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Richards 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 9 67 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Hood 0 0 22 2 0 0 0 6 51 8.50 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Tickle 0 0 23 6 2 0 0 8 57 7.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Glenn Stewart 0 0 32 1 2 2 0 10 65 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Lachlan Burr 0 0 31 4 1 0 0 17 103 6.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
    Cory Paterson 0 0 26 4 2 0 0 13 100 7.69 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Antoni Maria 0 0 22 3 1 0 0 8 77 9.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Mick Higham 0 0 24 4 0 0 0 8 55 6.88 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Harrison Hansen 0 1 17 3 1 1 0 13 100 7.69 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 15 1 1 0 6 3 10 3.33 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 0
    Matthew Dawson 0 0 11 2 1 1 0 9 35 3.89 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Samisoni Langi 0 0 8 1 1 3 0 17 153 9.00 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Fleming 0 0 22 0 2 1 1 9 75 8.33 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Higson 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 12 99 8.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg McNally 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 7 48 6.86 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Shaun Lunt 2 0 35 4 2 0 0 11 54 4.91 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Shaw 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 16 138 8.63 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Andrew Heffernan 0 0 21 5 0 3 1 7 76 10.86 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Maurice Blair 0 0 16 0 1 1 0 9 80 8.89 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Justin Carney 0 0 4 1 0 6 0 20 172 8.60 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Kieren Moss 0 0 11 0 1 1 0 19 109 5.74 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Matthew Marsh 0 0 21 2 0 0 3 3 16 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Ellis 0 1 12 1 1 0 6 2 10 5.00 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 1
    Nick Scruton 0 0 39 12 2 0 0 7 34 4.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    George Lawler 0 0 42 4 1 1 0 18 96 5.33 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Jewitt 0 0 30 4 1 0 0 8 28 3.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Danny Addy 0 0 27 2 2 3 0 17 125 7.35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 29 5 0 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 37 5 0 1 0 13 79 6.08 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    James Greenwood 0 0 15 3 0 0 0 3 17 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Atkin 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 3.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mose Masoe 0 0 10 3 1 4 0 6 52 8.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties