2012 Hull Kingston Rovers season

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2012 Hull Kingston Rovers season
Super League XVII Rank  
Challenge Cup  
2012 record Wins: 5; Draws: 1; Losses: 6
Points scored For: 294; Against: 296
Team information
Chairman Neil Hudgell
Head coach Craig Sandercock
Captain
Stadium New Craven Park
Avg. Attend. 7,369
High. Attend. 7,616
2011 2013 >

In 2012, Hull Kingston Rovers will compete in the 17th season of the Super League and also in the 2012 Challenge Cup. Last season they finished in the top eight before losing in the playoffs.

Background[edit]

Hull Kingston Rovers enter the 2012 season on the back of a good performance in 2011. They finished in 7th position on the competition table which qualified them for the playoffs before they were eliminated in the first rounds by the Catalans Dragons.[1] However, Hull KR have lost much experience from their team over the off season. Key personnel losses included former coach Justin Morgan, who had helped Hull KR to get promoted to the Super League and the retirement of captain Mick Vella. Other key losses include Peter Fox, Clint Newton and Shaun Briscoe.

Craig Sandercock, who had been assistant at the Newcastle Knights[2] was announced as the new coach in September 2011.[3] Several players were signed to replace those who had left. These included former England player David Hodgson, Ryan O'Hara, Shannon McDonnell and Tongan international Mickey Paea. Injuries have also affected Hull KR with the loss of new captain Ben Galea and their 2011 player of the season Blake Green for much of the season.

Because of the loss of players, Hull Kingston Rovers prospects were not rated highly for 2012. Dave Woods, writer for the BBC said that " If they make the top eight, then you'd have to say "top achievement". But I reckon a year of relative struggle could be in store."[4] They were given the 9th best odds to win the competition out of the 14 teams in the Super League.[5]

2012 squad[edit]

2012 Hull Kingston Rovers season
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coach


Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


2012 transfers[edit]

Ins

Name Signed From Contract Length Date
Ryan O'Hara Crusaders 2 Years September 2011
David Hodgson Huddersfield Giants 2 Years September 2011
Graeme Horne Huddersfield Giants 2 Years September 2011
George Griffin Queanbeyan Kangaroos 2 Years September 2011
Lincoln Withers Crusaders 2 Years September 2011
Mickey Paea Canterbury Bulldogs 2 Years October 2011
Keale Carlile Huddersfield Giants 2 Years October 2011
Constantine Mika Newcastle Knights 2 Years October 2011
Shannon McDonnell Newcastle Knights 1 Year November 2011

Outs

Name Sold To Contract Length Date
Peter Fox Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 3 Years July 2011
Shaun Briscoe Widnes Vikings 2 Years August 2011
Liam Colbon Harlequins RL 2 Years September 2011
Clint Newton Penrith Panthers 2 Years September 2011
Matt Cook Harlequins RL 2 Years September 2011
Michael Vella Retired September 2011
Ben Cockayne Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 1 Year October 2011
Ben Fisher Batley Bulldogs 1 Year December 2011

Season summary[edit]

February[edit]

Hull KR opened the season by losing 34–16 on the opening day of the season to last season's champions Leeds Rhinos. The scoreline flattered Leeds who were able to pull away in the last 15 minutes of the match.[6] The first win of the season came the next week when they defeated Wakefield 22–10 away from home. However, the victory came at a cost with scrum half Michael Dobson suffering a shoulder injury.[7]

Fixtures and results[edit]

LEGEND
  Win
  Draw
  Loss
Date Competition Rnd Vrs H/A Venue Result Score Tries Goals Att Live on TV Report
3 February 2012 Super League XVII 1 Leeds A Headingley L 16–34 Horne (2), Welham, Hodgson 15,343 Report
12 February 2012 Super League XVII 2 Wakefield Trinity A Belle Vue W 22–10 Paea, Mika, Hodgson, Lovegrove Dobson 2, Hall 8,612 Report
19 February 2012 Super League XVII 3 St Helens R.F.C. H Craven Park D 36–36 Welham, J Hodgson, D Hodgson, McDonnell, Mika 2 Hall 6 7,610 Match Report
26 February 2012 Super League XVII 4 Warrington A Halliwell Jones L 10–42 Hall, Lovegrove Dobson 11,916 Match Report
4 March 2012 Super League XVII 5 Widnes H Craven Park W 36–0 Murrell, Hall 2, Withers, J Hodgson, Webster Dobson 6 7,423 Match Report
10 March 2012 Super League XVII 6 Bradford H Craven Park L 24–36 Paea, Hall, Welham, J Hodgson Dobson 4 7,486 Match Report
17 March 2012 Super League XVII 7 Catalans Dragons A Stade Gilbert Brutus L 12–20 Dobson, Welham Dobson 2 7,337 Match Report
25 March 2012 Super League XVII 8 Huddersfield H Craven Park W 40–22 Paea, Watts, Taylor, Welham, J Hodgson, D Hodgson, Latus Dobson 6 7,616 Match Report
30 March 2012 Super League XVII 9 Castleford A Wheldon Road L 30–34 Welham 3, Withers, J Hodgson Dobson 5 6,396 Match Report
6 April 2012 Super League XVII 10 Hull A KC Stadium L 6–36 Hall Dobson 18,979 Sky Sports Match Report
9 April 2012 Super League XVII 11 Salford A Salford City Stadium W 18–10 Taylor 2, Withers Dobson 3 5,000 Match Report
22 April 2012 Super League XVII 12 London Broncos H Craven Park W 44–16 Welham 2, Green, Horne, D Hodgson 3 Dobson 8 6,713 Match Report
0/0/12 Super League XVII 13 Team H/A Venue W/D/L Score Try Scorers Goal Scorers Attendance TV Match Report
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0/0/12 Super League XVII 27 Team H/A Venue W/D/L Score Try Scorers Goal Scorers Attendance TV Match Report


As of 9 September 2012
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27 21 0 6 994 449 +545 42
2 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 20 1 6 909 539 +370 41
3 Saintscolours.svg St Helens R.F.C. 27 17 2 8 795 480 +315 36
4 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 18 0 9 812 611 +199 36
5 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 16 0 11 823 662 +209 32
6 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 27 15 2 10 696 621 +75 32
7 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 14 0 13 699 664 +35 28
8 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 27 13 0 14 633 764 -131 26
9 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls * 27 14 1 12 633 756 -123 23
10 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 27 10 1 16 753 729 +24 21
11 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 27 8 1 18 618 844 -226 17
12 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 27 7 0 20 588 890 -302 14
13 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 27 6 0 21 554 948 -394 12
14 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 27 6 0 21 532 1082 -550 12

Source: superleague.co.uk and BBC Sport.
Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: for win = 2; for draw = 1; for loss = 0.
* - Bradford Bulls deducted 6 points on 25 July 2012 for entering administration[8] .

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