Dobson inspires Hull KR to first win
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Michael Dobson of Hull KR. Photo: Getty Images
LEEDS: Half-back Michael Dobson's 16-point haul helped Hull KR to a comprehensive 44-18 victory over Widnes Vikings on Sunday for their first win of the Super League season.
The 26-year-old, who began his career with the Canberra Raiders, got his side off and running with an eighth-minute try and went on to kick six goals.
Also on the scoresheet for Rovers were Omari Caro, Dale Ferguson, Kris Welham, Graeme Horne, Greg Eden, Chris Heil and Craig Hall - with Gareth Hock, Rhys Hanbury and Alex Gerrard tries merely consolation for Vikings.
Meanwhile London Broncos are still searching for their first win of the campaign after a 28-0 humbling at home to Wakefield Wildcats.
Ben Cockayne crossed twice while Danny Kirmond, Peter Fox and Richard Mathers also added tries for the visitors.
On Saturday Huddersfield Giants maintained their 100 percent start against Wigan Warriors with a 22-10 victory.
Warriors wing Pat Richards kicked a conversion but his misplaced pass led to Brett Ferres' 90-metre breakaway try that sealed the Giants' victory.
Wigan had amassed a ten-point advantage through Liam Farrell and Josh Charnley tries but Jermaine McGillvary and Jamie Cording put the Giants in front before Ferres' effort.
Bradford Bulls got off the mark and had Brett Kearney to thank after the full-back ran in a hat-trick to help down Castleford Tigers 38-12.
Kearney, 29, spent three years with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks before moving to Odsal in 2010 and started and finished the scoring for the Bulls.
On Friday Joel Moon's double against former club Salford City Reds eased reigning champions Leeds Rhinos to a 42-14 victory.
Moon made over 50 appearances for New Zealand Warriors before joining Salford in 2012, and looks in good form for Rhinos ahead of their World Club Challenge clash against Melbourne Storm this Friday.
Replacement Paul McShane also crossed twice with Stevie Ward, Kallum Watkins and Kevin Sinfield also going over - Sinfield converting all seven tries.
Nathan Brown remains without a home win as St Helens boss after Hull FC fought back from a ten-point deficit to draw 22-22.
Brown, formerly Huddersfield head coach who lost 40-4 to his old club on the opening weekend, saw Anthony Laffranchi and Francis Meli give his side a 16-12 half-time lead and Josh Jones' early second-half effort seemingly put the Saints out of reach.
But back came the Black and Whites, who had earlier seen Shannon McDonnell cross, with Tom Briscoe and Richard Whiting scores earning a share of the spoils.
Elsewhere last season's Challenge Cup winners Warrington Wolves ended Catalan Dragons' winning start with a 24-16 victory - but Brent Webb was the Dragons villain after being sin-binned twice.
The New Zealand international's first yellow card was for holding down home winger Chris Riley and he was again singled out by referee Richard Silverwood after a late melee.
Damien Blanch and Zeb Taia were on the scoresheet for the Dragons but Joel Monaghan's double and Brett Hodgson's impressive form with the boot proved decisive.