Super League: Leaders Wigan run riot with a crushing win over Hull KR
Last Updated: 01/04/13 5:36pm
Blake Green scored a hat-trick against his former club as Wigan stayed top of the Super League table by scoring 15 tries in an emphatic 84-6 victory over Hull KR at New Craven Park.
The visitors were in cruise control with 15 minutes played thanks to tries from Josh Charnley, Green, Pat Richards and Ian Thornley.
Jack Hughes kept the scoreboard ticking over before Green added his second of the match, although Greg Eden did pull one back before half time.
Normal service was resumed after the interval when Green scored his third. Matty Smith and Chris Tuson both scored twice, Sam Powell and Liam Farrell crossed, Hughes added a second while Sam Tomkins also got his name on the scoresheet. Richards converted 12 of Wigan's 15 tries.
Charnley, who made his Super League debut for Hull KR back in 2010, opened the scoring after Kris Welham jumped out of the defensive line to leave open space for the flying winger to attack. Alex Brown did his best to stop Charnley - who got injured in the process and was immediately replaced by Jack Hughes.
Green marked his return to the club he left in September by scoring Wigan's second try after good work by Tomkins. Tomkins' speed allowed him to set up another try-scoring opportunity for Iain Thornley to convert as Rovers struggled to stop the marauding Warriors.
Richards was next to score as he was quickest to his own kick to score ahead of a couple of beleaguered Rovers defenders who were finding the going tough against ruthless Wigan.
Hughes added his name to the scoresheet after getting the better of debutant Matty Beharrell and then Greg Eden.
Green grabbed his second on the half hour mark as the game was taken away from Rovers. Richards had a mixed half kicking goals with a return of three from six. It hardly mattered.
Just as it looked as though Rovers would be held scoreless, Craig Hall dabbed through for Eden to score to spare Rovers' blushes. Even though it was the final seconds of the first half, it was merely a consolation score as Wigan led 36-6 at the break.
It did not take long for things to get much worse for Rovers with Hall failing to find touch from a rare home penalty in the 42nd minute. From it, Wigan forced a goal-line drop out before Green completed his hat-trick with ease from a Powell pass.
Everything Wigan did, came off. Matty Smith's superb 40/20 left Rovers facing another assault on their line by a now rampant Wigan side.
It was fitting for Smith to turn his kick into a try, which Richards converted for a 42-6 lead. It was now a case of how many points Wigan would score in the final half hour.
Chris Tuson was not going to pass up his chance of glory and went over thanks to another Tomkins assist. Richards made it 48-6 before he was called on conversion duties three minutes later after Smith added his second to compound Rovers' misery further.
Wigan still were not done. On their next set Powell scored and on their next set after that Farrell went over with Richards converting both after creating both with clever infield kicks.
Rovers were having a nightmare trailing 6-66, but the scoring was not finished. Thornley and Tuson added their second tries of a very one-sided encounter before Tomkins rounded off the scoring.
First Utility Super League
Thu 16th Apr
Wigan Warriors30 - 20Warrington Wolves
Fri 17th Apr
St Helens16 - 41Leeds Rhinos
Sun 19th Apr
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Apr
Wakefield WildcatsvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Apr
Hull FC0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Leeds RhinosvsWarrington Wolves
St Helens0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 25th Apr
Catalans DragonsvsHull K R
Sun 26th Apr
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield GiantsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC0 - 0Salford Red Devils
St Helens0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
Hull K RvsWakefield Wildcats
Fri 8th May
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 21st May
Castleford TigersvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC0 - 0St Helens
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 30th May
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Hull FC0 - 0Hull K R
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Wigan Warriors
Sun 31st May
Catalans Dragons0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
St Helens0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Thu 4th Jun
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Fri 5th Jun
St Helens0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sun 7th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wigan Warriors
Hull K R0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 11th Jun
Leeds RhinosvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 12th Jun
St HelensvsWigan Warriors
Sat 13th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsHull FC
Sun 14th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Hull K R0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Thu 18th Jun
Castleford TigersvsSt Helens
Super League 2013, round ten
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