|Hull KR (16) 26|
|Tries: Hall, Parcell, Linnett 3 Goals: Abdull 3|
|Leeds Rhinos (6) 6|
|Try: Dwyer Goal: Handley|
Kane Linnett scored a hat-trick of tries as Hull Kingston Rovers swept aside Leeds Rhinos for a second successive Super League win.
Ryan Hall touched down for the hosts early on, with Matt Parcell not far behind him and Linnett also crossing.
Brad Dwyer cut Rovers’ lead before the break but Linnett bagged another try for the hosts in the second half.
Linnett crashed over for his third try with just over 10 minutes left on the clock to put Rovers out of sight.
Hull KR came into the match off the back of their first win of the season when they narrowly beat Huddersfield Giants 25-24 seven days previously.
Hall’s try against his former side was his 200th in Super League and his fourth in four games for Hull KR and lifted him up to second in the list of all-time try-scorers in the league behind Rovers assistant Danny McGuire.
However, Linnett stole the show for the hosts with his hat-trick capping off a fine performance for the Hull KR centre.
Leeds named a much-changed squad from their defeat by Wigan, with Konrad Hurrell and Ash Handley making their first appearances of the season, but they could not match the hosts as they slipped to a second loss in as many games.
Hull KR head coach Tony Smith:
“I’m pleased for the players. I thought we managed it pretty well today not to let Leeds get back into the game. We felt they were a little off their game today.
“We’ve been competitive in each of our games and I think we’ve been getting better in most of our games
“I’m really pleased for the players, they’ve been working hard and they have got the spoils. As a club we have not won back-to-back games since 2018 and that’s too long.”
Leeds Rhinos boss Richard Agar:
“I thought our application to our execution was really poor. I just felt it was a very flat and energyless performance.
“We had a number of players that ripped in and tried to pull it back but across the board we had so many players who were off the pace.
“I thought we looked like a team that had been thrown together this afternoon.”
Hull KR: Quinlan, Hall, Ryan, Takairangi, Kenny-Dowall, Milnes, Abdull, Lawler, Linnett, Johnson, King, Parcell, Vete.
Interchanges: Hadley, Litten, Storton, Mustapha.
Leeds: Handley, T Briscoe, Sutcliffe, Hurrell, L Briscoe, Eastmond, Myler, Donaldson, Martin, Mellor, Prior, Leeming, Oledzki.
Interchanges: Dwyer, Vuniyayawa, Thompson, Broadbent.
Referee: M. Griffiths.