Official Match Report
Tom Lineham bagged a hat-trick as Warrington Wolves followed up their opening-day win at Leeds Rhinos with a six-try 38-8 success over Hull KR.
Lineham, a close-season wing capture from Hull, went over three times in the second half after his side led 12-0 at half-time.
Kurt Gidley was outstanding form on his first home appearance and created the opening tries for Ben Currie and Joe Westerman before being sin binned just before the break.
The Aussie stand-off also slotted over seven goals from seven attempts with the Wolves other try a solo special from Daryl Clark.
Depleted Rovers kept plugging away and deserved their tries through Ian Thornley and Kieran Dixon but never looked like winning.
Warrington boss Tony Smith hailed the display of veteran forward Ben Westwood.
"Benny Westwood was the best player on the pitch by far," said Smith
"Tom Lineham didn't have the best of starts at Leeds last week but had some great finishes today.
"The lead-up play was very good and the performance overall was solid. We had a real mix with some brilliance and some mediocrity."
Loved my home debut, thanks for all the messages. Cheeky 3 for my friends on the East coast ⚫️⚪️ & huge congrats Daddy Shaul❤️@jamieshaul 👶🏽— Tommy Lineham (@TomLineham) February 14, 2016
Rovers coach Chris Chester was not too disheartened with his side's display.
He said: "The scoreline blew away in the last few minutes but our effort was first class.
"We defended our line really well but were poor with the ball. You can't afford to give a side like Warrington so much possession and we need to be better."
|80||goal||Goal scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley||38-8|
|76||goal||Goal scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley||36-8|
|75||try||Try scored for Warrington by Daryl Clark||32-8|
|73||goal||Goal scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley||30-8|
|73||try||Try scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham||26-8|
|69||try||Try scored for Hull K R by Kieran Dixon||26-8|
|68||goal||Goal scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley||26-8|
|67||try||Try scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham||26-8|
|62||INTER||Interchange for Warrington, Ashton Sims On||26-8|
|62||INTER||Interchange for Warrington, George King Off||26-8|
|61||goal||Goal scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley||26-8|
|55||INTER||Interchange for Warrington, Daryl Clark Off||22-8|
|55||INTER||Interchange for Warrington, Brad Dwyer On||22-8|
|50||try||Try scored for Hull K R by Iain Thornley||22-8|
|46||INTER||Interchange for Warrington, Jordan Cox Off||22-4|
|46||INTER||Interchange for Warrington, Ryan Atkins On||22-4|
|43||try||Try scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham||22-4|
|35||INTER||Interchange for Warrington, Chris Hill Off||20-4|
|35||INTER||Interchange for Warrington, Brad Dwyer On||20-4|
|35||INTER||Interchange for Warrington, Daryl Clark Off||20-4|
|35||INTER||Interchange for Warrington, George King On||16-4|
|35||INTER||Interchange for Warrington, Ashton Sims Off||14-4|
|35||INTER||Interchange for Warrington, Jordan Cox On||14-0|
|17||try||Try scored for Warrington by Joe Westerman||10-0|
|17||goal||Goal scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley||8-0|
|5||try||Try scored for Warrington by Ben Currie||4-0|
|5||goal||Goal scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley||2-0|