Saints 38 Hull KR 18

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  • Mose Masoe makes his debuts
  • Saints make it four from four to stay top
  • Tries for Swiift (2), Lomax, Walmsley, Soliola, Makinson, Wilkin

12:08am

That's the third time in four games that Saints have scored 38.

12:06am

League table is looking pretty good.

1. Saints p4, w4, pts 8.

2. Leeds p4, w3, d1, pts 7.

3. Widnes p3, w3, pts 6.

4. Castleford p3, w3, pts 6.

11:37pm

St Helens Star:

11:34pm

Nathan Brown praised his fast back three: "Both the wingers are playing terrific.

"Swifty and Tommy, with Jonny Lomax at the back have been three of our most consistent players."

11:16pm

11:12pm

St Helens Star: Try time for Adam Swift

11:02pm

St Helens Star: Lance Hohaia

11:00pm

St Helens Star: Mose Masoe

10:56pm

St Helens Star: Sia Soliola

10:53pm

St Helens Star: Kyle Amor

10:51pm

St Helens Star: Try time

10:50pm

St Helens Star: Adam Swift flies down the wing

10:27pm

Brown on Mose Masoe: "Mose needs to play and train. That is the key and it will take his game six to eight weeks to get to where he played back home.The only way is to play and train, play and train. 

"The good thing is he will have worked out Super League is a tough game, not easy, and the Hull KR forwards definitely queued up for him and were going in in big numbers when he carried the ball.

"They made it difficult for him and did a good job on him, but Mose knows he has a bit of work to do. But we were happy with his work tonight and look for gradual improvements over the next four or five weeks."

10:23pm

Nathan Brown said in the post match conference: "We led 12-0 and then we dropped the ball with the line open and went into a similar mode to the Hull game and just kept dropping the ball and gifting them possession on our line.

"To come in at 12-all at half time we were quite lucky.

"We were desperate for half time - if that game had kept going in the first half we were in some trouble.

"They had all the ball and field position and they have a lot of big forwards and their halves are competent.

"We just gifted them too much opportunity in the first half.

"The second half when we nailed down they struggled to come with us.

"Second half was brilliant - we got some good field position and Walshy came up with some nice kicks and big Al got his try.

"It was just good the way we went about it in that first 20 minutes of the second half."

10:15pm

Sandercock: "Saints upped the ante in the second half and their kicking game improved.

"We never gave up even though Saints had twice as much ball as us in the second half."

10:12pm

St Helens Star:

9:43pm

Saints take the deserved applause of the crowd.

Saints are now four wins from four and happily sitting on top of the pile.

9:42pm

Good performance from Saints for the majority of that game.

Some great tries and nice football from the men in the red vee, although the occasional concentration lapse was punished.

They will be really pleased with the way they stamped themselves back on the game at the start of the second half.

9:39pm

Wellens harshly has a try chalked off, presumably for obstruction.

9:39pm

Burns sin-bin after he pulled back Jon Wilkin chasing a try scoring kick through.

9:36pm

Soft Hull KR try from a tap penalty. Hodgson tapped and went in unopposed while Saints stood still. Burns goal.

9:31pm

Josh Hodgson knocks on for Hull KR and punches the ball to the floor in annoyance.

9:28pm

Another touchline goal from Walsh.

9:27pm

Saints fans rejoicing with "We are top of the league!"

9:27pm

Walsh kick, caught by Swift tapped on to Wilkin and great try.

9:26pm

Masoe back on for Walmsley with 12 to play.

9:24pm

For the second time Gary Wheeler drops the ball when Saints were threatening.

9:23pm

Soliola comes off to huge applause, Wellens on with 15 to play.

9:22pm

Saints fans give a loud rendition of Oh When the Saints. Good to hear.

9:21pm

Walsh misses the touchline goal, 32-12.

9:16pm

59: A superb Walsh dab, Makinson chases and touches down. Superb football and Saints are running hot again - four tries in 18 minutes.

9:14pm

Walsh has his kicking boots on again. Pinging it from the touchline to make 28-12.

9:13pm

56: High kick to the corner dropped by Ben Cockayne, Sia Soliola was there to forced it down for a try. 26-12

9:10pm

Walsh misses touchline goal, to ironic boos. Hope he gets the humour or he'll be on the plane!

9:08pm

52: Short drop out is punished and Saints are back on the attack straight away. Ball fanned left where Adam Swift touches down in the corner.

9:07pm

Saints are back on track and a great Wilkin high kick sees Rovers buried behind the line for a drop out.

9:05pm

Walsh back-heels it for a 18-12 lead.

9:04pm

48: And big Alex Walmsley bashes his way over for a try. Great strength there - looked tackled but kept going.

9:03pm

Saints are getting back on the front foot and a good attacking kick there is run into touch by the Rovers defence.

9:02pm

46: Masoe off, Walmsley on.

9:01pm

Saints escape the half - and the crowd finds its voice again.

8:58pm

Tommy Makinson takes a high ball well, Saints are battling out of the line, but Maso knocks on.

8:57pm

8:56pm

8:56pm

8:55pm

Saints players back out first. I wonder if there has been another verbal rocket in the sheds after that last 15 minutes?

8:51pm

A point to note - everyone wants Masoe to do well and throw his 20 stone about, but in 10 minutes he has tried to get involved in every tackle and is already blowing. Maybe he needs to conserve some energy and when he is involved in the tackle, rather than him having to get back in line after the tackle one of the other two players should do so and keep him at marker.

He should maybe be used a bit more sparingly to have a more devastating effect.

8:48pm

A half of two halves! Saints started like a whirlwind and had the Rovers run ragged, particularly down the left hand side.

A couple of missed chances and the odd lapse in concentration allowed Rovers a toe-hold back in the game.

Two tries later and it was probably a good time for half time for Saints.

8:44pm

Saints 12-12 Hull KR at half time with Rovers coming back strongly in the second quarter.

8:42pm

Burs kicks the goal, 12-12

8:41pm

38: Rovers looking dangerous now and have just scored again through Greg Eden.

8:39pm

Saints penalised for crossing.

8:39pm

Two charges in one set from Masoe - grinning from ear to ear.

8:36pm

Hull KR just bombed a glorious chance to level after a break up the middle ended with a knock on.

8:34pm

Masoe is on to loud cheers of expectation.

8:34pm

Burns kicks the goal 12-6.

8:34pm

31: Try for Hull KR - Kevin Larryer sneaks over in the corner.

8:32pm

The big man Mose Masoe is about to make his debut and the crowd roar.

8:31pm

28: First penalty to Hull KR. But kick does not find touch.

8:30pm

28: First chance for Hull KR after a high kick is touched down - but in goal touch judge says no try.

8:28pm

26 mins: Rovers getting a couple of the 50;50s here with knock ons.

8:26pm

Soliola on for Amor.

8:24pm

Spiral bomb from Walsh causes pandemonium and Saints get another set of six.

But set comes to nothing when Lomax dab through hits Rovers legs and is collected.

8:22pm

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook is on for Alex Walmsley.

8:21pm

Rovers' Michael Weyman has come off - he looks absolutely shattered such is the pace of the game.

8:18pm

It's all Saints and they should have had another but Gary Wheeler just dropped the ball when put in the clear 40 metres ou.

8:17pm

Luke Walsh kicks the goal off the touchline. 12-0 to Saints

8:16pm

Super score from Jonny Lomax after a fine break down the wing by Adam Swift. The young full back dummied inside before outstripping the cover to score in the corner.

8:13pm

Saints are really giving this ball some air tonight - with Wheeler, Swift and Turner all showing their pace so far.

8:12pm

Great passage from Saints - bust up the middle from Jordan Turner. Adam Swift held but Walsh 's ambitious kick to right caught by Makinson but unable to ground

8:09pm

Walsh kicks his 20th goal of the season.

8:09pm

7 mins: Adam Swift try after Greg Eden's pass went behind his teammates.

8:05pm

Knock on by Saints handed Rovers the first attacking chance, but a forced pass from Greg Eden saw ball fly into touch.

8:02pm

Jonny Lomax kicks off.

7:48pm

Only about 100 Hull KR fans so far, sure that will double before kick off.

7:39pm

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7:37pm

Paul Wellens is still one point off a thousand. Wonder if he'll get it tonight?

7:37pm

Paul Wellens is still one point off a thousand. Wonder if he'll get it tonight?

7:37pm

Paul Wellens is still one point off a thousand. Wonder if he'll get it tonight?

7:29pm

Hull KR did the double over Saints last season and knocked them out of the cup. 

Saints finally got on top in the play-offs.

7:28pm

Hull KR have a fair bit of size in that front row - interesting Wakefield re-union in the front row between Poore and Amor.

7:26pm

Hull KR: Eden; Cockayne, Welham, Salter, Hall; Burns, Keating; Poore, Hodgson, Weyman, Larroyer, Langley, Horne. Subs: Walker, Cox, Lovegrove, Green.

7:24pm

Centre Mark Percival misses out with a slight quad problem meaning Gary Wheeler comes in at centre.

Anthony Laffranchi makes way for Mose Masoe.

7:22pm

Saints: Lomax; Makinson, Turner, Wheeler, Swift; Hohaia, Walsh; Walmsley, Roby, Amor, Wilkin, Manu, Jones. Subs: Masoe, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Soliola, Wellens.

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