Reserves defeat Hull KR

  • Match Report as Wigan Warriors Reserves scored 13 tries to defeat Hull KR Reserves at Robin Park Arena.
  • Jacob Douglas scored a hat-trick in each half as the Warriors remain top of the table and unbeaten after 11 matches.
  • FT | Wigan Warriors Reserves 74-12 Hull KR Reserves.

Wigan Warriors Reserves produced a dominant display to defeat Hull KR Reserves 74-12 at Robin Park Arena.

Jacob Douglas scored a hat-trick in each half as the Warriors crossed 13 times to record a ninth consecutive victory.

Sam Powell returned from injury to play his first minutes since the start of June, along with Ryan Hampshire and Iain Thornley who each scored in the first half.


The Warriors started strongly, and after forcing a goal line drop out in the opening minute, play was worked patiently out wide to Nathan Lowe who set Jacob Douglas up to score in the corner. Hampshire extended the lead with a fantastic kick from the touchline with three minutes on the clock.

Wigan continued to assert pressure on the Hull KR defence, and shortly after Kavan Rothwell almost crashed over from close range, a fantastic 50m break from Jack Farrimond resulted in Powell setting up Hampshire to touch down in the corner.

Douglas then scored twice in four minutes to complete his hat-trick after 22 minutes. First Farrimond’s perfectly-weighted pass set the winger up go over in the corner, before Lowe picked Douglas out once more on the left wing to make the score 22-0.

Hull KR hit-back with two converted tries in six minutes to reduce the score to 22-12. Alex Argent-Moss first went over, before Jack Potter’s grubber kick was touched down by James Farrar on the right wing.

The Warriors extended their lead before the break when Thornley powered over beneath the sticks. Farrimond successfully added the extras to give Wigan a 28-12 advantage at the interval.

Douglas touched down his fourth try immediately after the restart following some excellent play from Zach Eckersley, and the duo repeated the move with the same outcome after 47 minutes to extend the Warriors’ lead to 40-12.

Wigan continued to dominate and two tries in four minutes took the Warriors past 50 points. First Lowe cut-back inside to power over, and then Taylor Kerr used his strength to fend off a tackle and touch down while under pressure. Farrimond was successful with both kicks to make the score 52-12.

The tries kept coming at Robin Park Arena as Douglas scored his sixth with an excellent acrobatic finish on the hour, before Eckersley broke free on the wing to pass inside to Farrimond for a well-deserved try. The scrum half slotted the kick to take his points total to 20.

The Warriors scored their 13th, and final, try of the match after 71 minutes when Farrimond’s looping pass set Reagan Sumner up to touch down for an unconverted score on the right wing.

Despite a spell of late pressure on the Wigan try line from Hull KR, the visitors were unable to score any second half points as the Warriors earnt a deserving 74-12 win.


Wigan Warriors Reserves: Zach Eckersley, Reagan Sumner, Iain Thornley, Nathan Lowe, Jacob Douglas, Ryan Hampshire, Jack Farrimond, Kian McDermott, Sam Powell, Kavan Rothwell, Lukas Mason, Finley Beardsworth, Harvey Wilson.

Interchanges: Max Wood, Taylor Kerr, Trent Kelly-Duffy, Tom Ratchford.

18th Player: Dylan Kelly-Duffy.

Tries: Douglas (3′, 18′, 22′, 42′, 47′, 60′), Hampshire (12′), Thornley (36′), Lowe (53′, 66′), Kerr (57′), Farrimond (64′), Sumner (71′).

Goals: Hampshire (2/2), Farrimond (9/11).

Hull KR Reserves: James Farrar, Oli Forsyth, Jack Krebs, Ryan Moses, Alex Argent-Moss, Jack Townend, Owen Maull, Jacob Parkinson, Will Wilson, Ryan Hall, Harvey Reynolds, Korben Pratt.

Interchanges: Kieran Smith, Cameron Docherty, Archie Gray, Jack Handley.

18th Player: Oliver Rusling.

Tries: Argent-Moss (26′), Farrar (32′),

Goals: Potter (2/2).

Referee: Andy Sweet.

Friday 04 August 2023