12 Jul 2019
McGuire stars on 400th Super League appearance
Danny McGuire was the man of the moment as Hull Kingston Rovers went joint on points with Leeds thanks to a 32-16 win away at the Rhinos.
McGuire was making his 400th Super League appearance against his former side Leeds Rhinos in his last game at Emerald Headingley stadium.
The veteran half back was named Betfred Man of the Match, acting as the focal point in KR's attack and setting up two tries.
Rovers got off to the perfect start when former Leeds hooker Matt Parcell went over from dummy half after seven minutes.
Kane Linnett extended the lead after 17 minutes when he powered through the Leeds defence to score.
Adam Quinlan extended the lead just two minutes later after some exceptional build-up play out wide.
Leeds got their first score of the game thanks to Brad Dwyer. Dwyer’s one-two with Brett Ferres allowed the hooker to find a gap close to the KR line.
Liam Sutcliffe added a second try for the Rhinos with just under 30 minutes gone, but Hull KR went in at half time on the front foot with a 14-8 lead.
Hull flew out of the blocks in the second half, with Craig Hall’s penalty plus tries from Harvey Livett and Kane Linnett extending the lead to 26-8 after 50 minutes.
Tries from Konrad Hurrell and Rhyse Martin reduced the Hull KR lead to 10 with 10 minutes remaining, but Rovers made sure there was no chance of a comeback.
Craig Hall kicked a penalty with five minutes remaining, and direct from the following restart combined with Ben Crooks and Chris Atkin to score in the corner and confirm the win.
The win leaves Hull KR on 16 points in 11th, level with Leeds Rhinos who are in 10th thanks to the better points difference.
Hull KR face another relegation rival in Huddersfield on Friday 19 July, who sit in 9th, also on 16 points.
Leeds Rhinos host high-flying Hull FC on Sunday 21 July.