Super League: Warrington Wolves 40-10 Hull KR

Josh Charnley scores for Warrington
Josh Charnley acrobatically scored Warrington's fourth try against Hull KR
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Warrington Wolves (12) 40
Tries: Lineham 2, Akauola, Gelling, Charnley, Widdop, Ratchford Goals: Ratchford 5, Widdop
Hull KR (4) 10
Tries: Crooks, Quinlan Goal: Brierley

Warrington coasted to a 40-10 victory in their first game back following Super League's return as they put seven tries past Hull KR at Headingley.

Ben Crooks put Rovers ahead inside the opening minute but Tom Lineham replied.

Sitaleki Akauola and Anthony Gelling scored either side of the break, before Josh Charnley extended Wolves' lead.

Gareth Widdop and Stefan Ratchford put the result beyond doubt, and Lineham added his second late on after Adam Quinlan's consolation for Rovers.

The victory lifts Warrington up to third in Super League and above Catalans Dragons, who beat Castleford Tigers earlier on Saturday, while Hull KR remain bottom.

There was a minute's silence prior to kick-off to commemorate former Wire and Rovers forward Jordan Cox, who died at the age of 27 in April.

Both sides were reduced to 12 men in the early stages as Warrington's Gelling was sent to the sin-bin for a heavy tackle on Matty Gee, while Shaun Kenny-Dowall saw yellow for a professional foul soon after.

Lineham scored his third try in three games when he crossed for Warrington midway through the first half, which proved the catalyst for Steve Price's side to take control.

Despite Crooks' early try helping Hull KR dictate the tempo in the opening stages, Warrington soon set about taking them apart.

Quinlan's late try was a mere footnote on a dominant Warrington performance, with Lineham running in his second right on the hooter.

Warrington: Ratchford, Lineham, Gelling, King, Charnley, Austin, Widdop, Hill, D Clark, Cooper, Currie, Hughes, J Clark.

Interchanges: Philbin, Akauola, Walker, Ashton.

Hull KR: Quinlan, Crooks, Kenny-Dowall, Linnett, Parcell, Hauraki, Hadley, Lawler, Dagger, Gee, Ellis, Brierley, Peteru.

Interchanges: Garbutt, Murray, Trout, Minchella.

Referee: James Child.

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