KR Secure Super League Status

victory for the Vikings could well have cost them £250,000 in parachute payments, so this 30-0 defeat resolves that little problem .
Hull KR did however look the better team and appeared to have taken an early lead but for Joel Tomkins knocking on over the line.
The pressure was really on the home team to gain a clear 14 point victory to ensure super league survival.

Eight minutes into the game however and Danny McGuire provided a nice pass to James Greenwood who claimed the four points. With Rovers in the ascendancy Danny Mcguire again was instrumental with a lovely kick for Ben Crooks to go over for his first Rovers Try.
Craig Hall added two goals and a penalty and Rovers had that 14 point score necessary to finish in third spot in the Super 8s.

Widnes born Chris Atkin made it 20-0 at half time after the ageless Mcguire broke down centre field before off loading to Atkin who went under the posts.

In a scrappy opening to the second half mistakes were aplenty and the Vikings missed opportunities to claw points back with errors from Hanbury and Whitley.
It was however well into the half before Rovers added to their scoring when on 57 minutes the influential Atkin drew winger Owen Buckley before offloading perfectly for his centre Junior Vaivai.
Whilst points machine Craig Hall missed the conversion in was successful with a penalty a few minutes later and Rovers had a 26-0 lead and were coasting.

The scores were finished by Craig Hall in the corner after the ball was fed wide and Chris Atkin was again the provider.

An expected if nervous win for the home team and Widnes of course already relegated and planning for a swift return to super league. Final appearances for the Vikings from Rhys Hansbury, Aaron Heremaia and Chris Houston after outstanding careers.

Hull KR: Chris Atkin, Craig Hall, Ben Crooks, Junior Vaivai, Will Oakes, Todd Carney, Danny McGuire, Mose Masoe, Tommy Lee, Nick Scruton, James Greenwood, Joel Tomkins, Chris Clarkson. Subs - Robbie Mulhern, Maurice Blair, Ben Kavanagh, Danny Tickle.
Widnes Vikings: Rhys Hanbury, Owen Buckley, Keanan Brand, Charly Runciman, Stefan Marsh, Joe Lyons, Tom Gilmore, Chris Houston, Lloyd White, Harrison Hansen, Matt Whitley, Chris Dean, MacGraff Leuluai. Subs - Aaron Heremaia, Sam Wilde, Ted Chapelhow, Jay Chapelhow.


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