Super League roundup: Wakefield Trinity edge Hull with extra-time drop-goal, Hull KR rout Salford Red Devils | Rugby League news – Reuters
Wakefield captain Jacob Miller capped an emotional fightback with a golden drop-goal to clinch a 19-18 victory over Hull and allay his side’s relegation fears.
It didn’t seem possible to come back for Trinity when they trailed 18-6 at half-time – but they clawed their way back and full-back Lee Gaskell’s converted try in the 78th minute sent the game in overtime.
Hull skipper Luke Gale could have won it but sent in two drop attempts and Miller had the last laugh as Wakefield picked up a crucial win to clear last club Toulouse four points.
The turning point came seven minutes into the second half when Hull full-back Jake Connor – who previously provided the cut passes for wingers Adam Swift and Darnell McIntosh’s tries – limped off injured.
Wakefield also suffered a major injury as center Reece Lyne hobbled after just four minutes and they fell behind quickly when winger Swift scored the first of his two tries.
The visitors extended their lead in the 28th minute, with Connor once again providing McIntosh and Gale kicking in his second conversion from the touchline before adding a penalty to make it 14-0.
Trinity rarely threatened Hull’s line until Matty Ashurst pulled away from Connor’s tackle to score a try which Mason Lino converted – only for Swift to collect a bouncing ball from Gale’s kick in the corner on the halftime shot.
But Wakefield entered more into the game in the second half and center Corey Hall found a clear path to the line in the 67th minute, pounced on a handling error from McIntosh.
Lino’s second conversion cut the gap to six points before Gaskell blasted his way in for their third try to set up overtime and Miller’s invaluable pointer.
Coote evokes a century as Hull KR chain defeats
Lachlan Coote joined the 100 Try club as Hull KR ended a four-game losing streak in all competitions with a 43-16 victory over Salford Red Devils.
The former St Helens star notched his 100th and 101st career touchdowns on a personal tally of 23 points, while evergreen winger Ryan Hall and center Ben Crooks also added double tries.
Rovers’ other touchdown came from fellow winger Ethan Ryan, while Kallum Watkins, Deon Cross and Joe Burgess all crossed the line for Salford.
Full-back Coote put Rovers ahead after 12 minutes, following his own final tackle kick to snatch the ball from Ken Sio’s hands and hit the ground.
Three minutes later, Coote struck again, ending Matt Parcell’s break and scoring both attempts to put Rovers in control before Rowan Milnes’ superbly stolen pass gave Hall a score without a date.
Watkins charged a loose ball from Parcell to put Salford on the scoresheet, but Coote added a drop-goal on the interval whistle and Hall cemented his side’s advantage by passing into the corner shortly after the reboot.
Salford’s Tyler Dupree was sentenced after a midfield skirmish and Ryan capitalized to score his side’s fifth try before Cross and Burgess responded late.