Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers 16-14 Warrington Wolves
|Betfred Super League|
|Hull KR (4) 16|
|Tries: Masoe, Quinlan Goals: Shaw 4|
|Warrington (8) 14|
|Tries: Goodwin, Charnley Goals: Patton 3|
Adam Quinlan scored the winning try on his return from a long-term knee injury as strugglers Hull KR recorded a shock victory over second-placed Warrington.
The hosts trailed in the closing stages but Quinlan crossed in the corner and Ryan Shaw converted to snatch the win.
Bryson Goodwin got the only try of a first half which saw the Wire 8-4 up.
Mose Masoe's try put Hull KR ahead but a Josh Charnley score seemed to rescue the visitors, before Quinlan's effort gave Tony Smith a first win in charge.
Full-back Quinlan was making his first appearance since suffering an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury in September, and looked dangerous - while understandably rusty - throughout.
Hull KR's Smith only took over as head coach on 6 June but - after defeat by Wigan in his first game - got one over on Warrington, who he left in 2017 after almost nine years as boss.
The Wire's first Super League defeat to their opponents in four years leaves them six points behind leaders St Helens, with the victors now level on points with 10th-placed Leeds.
Shaw's match-winning conversion came from the touchline, with the game destined for golden-point extra time had he missed.
But the outcome was the least Hull KR deserved for a much-improved display, which had looked like ending in a fourth defeat by Warrington this season.
Meanwhile, the Robins have signed back-rower Luis Johnson on a one-month loan from Warrington.
Hull KR coach Tony Smith:
"Adam [Quinlan] was excited about playing. He had some nerves, but he goes out and puts in a performance like that.
"I thought he was really good. He's a natural, he gets in the right position and he knows when to do things."
"I'm pleased for the players and pleased for the club. It's been tough at times, it's tough seeing yourself sitting in a position in the table you don't want to be in."
Warrington coach Steve Price:
"It was a disappointing game from our perspective. We gave away six penalties in the first seven minutes of the game and that was a reflection of our discipline throughout the whole game.
"We were up by four with a couple of minutes to go and we've got to be better to close out that game.
"I think there was a bit of complacency to be honest and that needs to be addressed."
Hull KR: Quinlan, Shaw, Hall, Crooks, Dagger, Drinkwater, Atkin, Masoe, Lawler, Garbutt, Hauraki, Tomkins, Mulhern.
Interchanges: Harrison, J Keinhorst, Lee, Rooks.
Warrington: Mamo, Johnson, Goodwin, King, Charnley, Austin, Patton, Hill, Walker, Cooper, Currie, Murdoch-Masila, Hughes.
Interchanges: Akauola, Davis, J Clark, Livett.
Referee: J Child.