Hull KR obliterate London Broncos on the road in clinical offensive display

Hull KR emphatically returned to winning ways as they obliterated Super League's bottom side, London Broncos, winning 64-14. The Robins scored eleven tries as they produced their biggest victory of the season.

The Robins had been tasked with producing a clinical and professional performance and, for the most part, that's exactly what they did. They were certainly clinical, with Super League's top-try scorers extending their lead at the top of the table. And for the most part they were clinical, though the final quarter did see them drop off to some degree. However, it was a victory beyond Yorkshire, a nice streak to end, and a result that saw them move to fourth in Super League.

Willie Peters made three changes to his side, which resulted in positional changes. Jack Broadbent replaced the unavailable Joe Burgess, who failed a head injury assessment last week. But both Tom Opacic and Jez Litten were left out too. with Matty Storton and Danny Richardson, on debut, making way. That saw James Batchelor move to centre and Matt Parcell promoted to starting hooker.

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Funnily enough, Rovers were left scrambling on their own line in the opening few minutes after conceding an early penalty and had to work hard to keep the Broncos out. But after that, it was one-way traffic.

The Robins scored in four consecutive sets, with Niall Evalds involved in them all. Jack Broadbent scored the opening two tries. Evalds was able to get his nose through after a carry, with his offloading finding the new recruit, who stepped inside to score. Evalds would then break through a gaping hole on the next set from Elliot Minchella's offload, nailing a wide pass to Broadbent for a quickfire double.

Peta Hiku then got in on the act. The centre was far too powerful for the Broncos all afternoon and they had no answer when he stormed on to the reverse flick pass from Evalds that we're accustomed to seeing.

Evalds then scored himself in what was arguably the try of the game. The ball went through six pairs of hands, with Hiku making the initial break and the ball eventually finding its way to Evalds, who scored under the sticks. With Mikey Lewis converting three of the four tries, it was 22-0 after 16 minutes, and the game was over.

Rovers then went a set without scoring, but were soon ticking the scoreboard over again. Matt Parcell, who scored a hat-trick against London earlier in the season, was the beneficiary of a Jesse Sue break and offload. Lewis flooded through and offloaded to the hooker to score.

There was then a try-scoring drought, with Rovers not scoring for eleven minutes. Tyrone May failed to field the kick-off and London applied some pressure. However, Rovers would score three tries in the final seven minutes of the half.

Dean Hadley crashed over after May's silky underarm pass caught a poor London defence napping. Evalds got his second after Luckley's offload and Lewis' chip and chase bounced kindly and then Luckley got over the line after crashing through a one-on-one tackle.

With Lewis converting all three tries, it was 46-0 at the break, and Rovers were on course to break the all-time Super League margin of victory, which was set in 2000 when Bradford Bulls defeated Salford 96-16.

However, those thoughts were put on hold as it was the hosts who scored after the break. May again made a mess of the kick-off, Rovers were penalised for being offside from the first scrum and after opting to have another, London would score as Alex Walker got away from Broadbent a little too easy to cross.

Rovers would soon have 50, though, with Luckley getting a rare brace after another crash-over try. Eight minutes later, Lewis started and finished a move, putting Tanginoa through on a crash ball, then scoring from Evalds' offload.

But Rovers' intensity would drop thereafter, and they were punished as Iliess Macani scored after a smart move on the flank.

Lewis would get his second, supporting Jai Whitbread after his strong carry and rounding the fullback. The only negative was that Rovers would end the game having conceded another three tries down the right edge that has been heavily scrutinised. Jarred Bassett crashed over after a misread from Hiku as London got a late consolation try.

Broncos: Alex Walker, Lee Kershaw, Robbie Storey, Jarred Bassett, Iliess Macani, Oli Leyland, Hakim Miloudi, Rhys Kennedy, Ugo Tison, Sadiq Adebiyi, Will Lovell, Ethan Natoli, Marcus Stocks. Subs: Rob Butler, Sam Davis, Lewis Bienek, Jacob Jones.

Tries: Walker (42), Macani (67), Bassett (75)
Goals: Leyland 1/3

Hull KR : Peta Hiku, Jack Broadbent, Peta Hiku, James Batchelor, Ryan Hall, Tyrone May, Mikey Lewis, Sauaso Sue, Matt Parcell, Jai Whitbread, Dean Hadley, Kelepi Tanginoa, Elliot Minchella. Subs: George King, Matty Storton, Sam Luckley, Danny Richardson.

Tries: Broadbent (6, 9), Hiku (13), Evalds (16, 37), Parcell (22), Hadley (33), Luckley (39, 48), Lewis (56, 70)
Goals: Lewis 9/10, Richardson 1/1