Salford secure golden-point win over Hull KR but safety secured for 2020

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Salford secure golden-point win over Hull KR but safety secured for 2020

Hull Kingston Rovers fell to a 17-16 golden point extra time loss at Salford Red Devils but results elsewhere meant the Robins’ place in Super League 2020 was confirmed.

Read the match report below.


Salford Red Devils: Niall Evalds, Ken Sio, Kris Welham, Jake Bibby, Krisnan Inu, Tui Lolohea, Jackson Hastings, Adam Walker, Logan Tomkins, Lee Mossop, George Griffin, Josh Jones, Greg Burke. SUBS: Joey Lussick, Ben Nakubuwai, Josh Johnson, Ryan Lannon.

Hull KR: Adam Quinlan, Craig Hall, Ben Crooks, Kane Linnett, Ryan Shaw, Danny McGuire, Josh Drinkwater, Kyle Trout, Matt Parcell, Daniel Murray, Dean Hadley, Weller Hauraki, Robbie Mulhern. SUBS: Danny Addy, Mose Masoe, Chris Atkin, George Lawler.


Josh Drinkwater broke the deadlock on eight minutes, supporting Kyle Trout who gathered Danny McGuire’s offload, Ryan Shaw converting for 6-0.

Danny McGuire was sent to the sin-bin in the 31st minute, and Salford capitalised on their man advantage when Jake Bibby crossed in the left corner on the next set. Krisnan Inu missed the conversion as Rovers led 6-4.

Shaw added a penalty goal two minutes from the break for 8-4 in favour of the visitors, whilst Craig Hall missed a drop-goal just before the half-time siren sounded.

HALF TIME: Salford Red Devils 4 Hull KR 8


Tui Lolohea’s unconverted try levelled the scores, just five minutes into the second half, as Inu missed his second of the night. However he converted a penalty from 40m out minutes later for a 10-8 advantage.

Kane Linnett then gave Rovers the lead once more, collecting Shaw’s inside pass after Weller Hauraki’s great work in the build-up. Shaw converted for a 14-10 scoreline in favour of the Robins.

Shaw’s fourth goal of the night, via a penalty, put Rovers 16-10 up heading into the final ten minutes.

Meanwhile Drinkwater’s drop-goal attempt was blocked by a Salford defender with six minutes remaining.

Joey Lussick’s try in the final minute, converted by Inu, took the match to golden point, where Inu’s drop-goal gave Salford the 17-16 win.

FULL TIME: Salford Red Devils 17 Hull KR 16


T: Bibby, Lolohea, Lussick

G: Inu 2/4

DG: Inu


T: Drinkwater, Linnett

G: Shaw 4/4

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