Warriors run out winners at Hull KR

  • Match Report as Wigan Warriors seal a dramatic golden point victory against Hull KR.
  • Liam Farrell grabbed a hat-trick with Liam Marshall also shining for the Warriors.
  • FT | Hull KR 22-26 Wigan Warriors.

A dramatic spectacle in East Hull saw Wigan Warriors claim a victory in golden point extra time to take home the two points.

The Warriors had the half time lead with two tries from Liam Farrell, with both assisted by Liam Marshall.

Marshall then turned scorer after the restart to put Wigan out to 14-4 before back-to-back tries from Parcell and Batchelor for the home side made it 16-14. Johnson extended the lead but Wigan hit back through Liam Marshall and Abbas Miski to send the game to golden point extra time.

Liam Farrell completed his hat-trick in golden point extra time to send Wigan home with the two points.


Wigan were held up early on as Liam Byrne drove for the line but it was the Warriors who broke the deadlock with an effort from Liam Farrell in the 11th minute. Bevan French made the space to send Liam Marshall away on the left edge, having Farrell in support to finish off the move. The conversion edged wide from Smith as Wigan led 4-0.

Hull KR levelled things in the 22nd minute, with repeat sets for the home side Ryan Hall managed to get the ball down in the left corner before being bundled into touch, Lewis couldn’t add the touchline conversion and it was 4-4.

Wigan got themselves back ahead after the half hour as Marshall and Farrell linked up again. Marshall made the break down the left wing and with Farrell in acres of space on the inside he got the pass away for the second rower to go over for his second of the game. Smith added the conversion to make it 10-4.

Ryan Hall thought he had a second of the evening just before the half time break as he eyed the left corner once more, but a fantastic tackle from Junior Nsemba forced the winger into touch just in time to deny the Robins and see Wigan in with the 10-4 lead at the break.

Wigan flew out of the blocks to score a third as Liam Marshall turned scorer after his opening half double of assists, with the winger racing down the left wing to get the ball down. The touchline conversion from Smith was wide following a short stoppage in play due to a drone being flown overhead.

Hull KR got a try back in the 48th minute as Matt Parcell barged his way over the line, the effort was sent to the video referee before being confirmed as a try as Mikey Lewis added the extras to cut the deficit to 14-10 in Wigan’s favour.

The Robins saw Ryan Hall sent to the sin bin on 55 minutes as he tackled Bevan French off the ball as the Warriors full back chipped a ball before before attempting to give chase himself.

Hull KR went ahead for the first time in the game on the hour mark as clever hands from the home side saw Batchelor stretch for the line under the posts, Mikey Lewis added the two to edge Hull KR to 16-14.

The hosts extended their lead in the 68th minute as a penalty close to the goal line saw the set run, and Luis Johnson went in on the last tackle after collecting a teasing grubber kick through. Mikey Lewis converted to make it 22-14 with 10 minutes left to play.

Liam Marshall got his second of the game in response as he leaped into the air to collect Harry Smith’s cross-field kick and get the ball down. The conversion from Smith was off target and the score was 22-18 to the Robins with five to go.

With the clock ticking down in the final 10 seconds the Warriors levelled it with an acrobatic finish from Abbas Miski in the right corner. The touchline conversion was narrowly wide and the game was level and in to golden point extra time.

Liam Farrell completed his hat-trick in perfect style as he was on hand to collect and inside pass to dive over in front of the Warriors fans and send Wigan home with the two points.


Hull KR: Ethan Ryan, Corey Hall, Tom Opacic, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ryan Hall, Mikey Lewis, Jez Litten, Sauaso Sue, Matt Parcell, Dean Hadley, James Batchelor, Kane Linnett, Elliot Minchella.

Interchange: Matty Storton, Sam Wood, Luis Johnson, Sam Luckley.

18th Player: Yusuf Aydin.

Tries: R.Hall (21′), Parcell (48′), Batchelor (60′), Johnson (68′)

Goals: Lewis 3/4

Sin Bin: R.Hall (55′)

Wigan Warriors: Bevan French, Abbas Miski, Toby King, Jake Wardle, Liam Marshall, Ryan Hampshire, Harry Smith, Kaide Ellis, Sam Powell, Liam Byrne, Morgan Smithies, Liam Farrell, Joe Shorrocks.

Interchange: Patrick Mago, Brad O’Neill, Harvie Hill, Junior Nsemba.

18th Player: Iain Thornley

Tries: Farrell (11′, 33′, 85′), Marshall (43′, 73′), Miski (80′)

Goals: Smith 1/5

Referee: Jack Smith.