Official Match Report
Josh Mantellato converted his own try with the last kick of the game from the touchline as Hull KR snatched a 16-16 draw against Castleford Tigers.
The Tigers looked set to open their campaign with a hard-fought victory after two tries from Rovers old boy Jake Webster but Mantellato went over in the corner before holding his nerve to earn the hosts a point.
The sides had a try apiece to show for their efforts at the end of a physical first half in which Mitch Allgood and Lee Jewitt were both sin-binned for fighting.
Denny Solomona's individual try got Castleford's season up and running but Hull KR went into the break on level terms courtesy of James Donaldson's powerful effort.
Webster, a first-half replacement for the injured Michael Shenton, scored twice either side of Mantellato's smart finish to put the Tigers in control until the Australian winger's late show denied them.
|78||goal||Goal scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato||16-16|
|78||try||Try scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato||16-14|
|62||try||Try scored for Castleford by Jake Webster||16-10|
|57||try||Try scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato||12-10|
|49||try||Try scored for Castleford by Jake Webster||10-10|
|49||goal||Goal scored for Castleford by Luke Gale||10-8|
|39||goal||Goal scored for Hull K R by Josh Mantellato||10-4|
|39||try||Try scored for Hull K R by James Donaldson||6-4|
|17||try||Try scored for Castleford by Denny Solomona||6-0|
|17||goal||Goal scored for Castleford by Luke Gale||2-0|