Former Raider Dobson brings up 50 tries in Super League

Former Raider Dobson brings up 50 tries in Super League

LEEDS: Michael Dobson brought up a half century of tries for Hull KR but the scrum-half couldn't prevent Salford picking up a first victory of this Super League season as they ran out 38-34 winners.

Hull KR were celebrating a 24-14 lead at half-time, with Dobson having touched down twice to bring up 50 tries for the Robins since arriving from Canberra Raiders in 2008.

But although he ended up with five goals to his name as well and Hull KR led 34-14 with 30 minutes remaining, Dobson still ended up on the losing side as the visitors picked up their first points of the season to lift themselves off the bottom of the table.

Andrew Dixon started the fight back on 54 minutes and after man-of-the-match Marc Sneyd and Wayne Godwin got on the scoresheet Rhys Williams got the winning try with seven minutes left to ruin Dobson and Hull KR's day.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Pat Richards scored a try and kicked six goals as Wigan Warriors bulldozed London Broncos 48-18.

Australian wing Richards helped himself to one of nine Warriors tries, with Josh Charnley and Iain Thornley both grabbing two.


Chad Randall and Michael Witt were on the scoresheet for the side from the capital, with a try and three goals respectively, but it was no more than consolation for the Broncos who have now lost their opening four games.

The win lifted Wigan into third but leading the way are Huddersfield who maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign by squeezing past Wakefield 18-16.

Jermaine McGillvary scored a hat-trick for the league leaders but they were made to sweat late on as Ben Cockayne scored his sixth try of the season late on.

And there was no separating Castleford and Catalans Dragons as Gareth O'Brien's late drop goal earned the Tigers a 17-17 draw.

Australian-born wing Damian Blanch looked to have lifted the Dragons to victory with a 69th-minute try, only for O'Brien to earn his side a share of the spoils with a 20-yard kick.

Saturday saw last season's Challenge Cup winners Warrington beat Hull 24-10, but Joel Monaghan had to be patient to get in on the action.

The Wolves dominated their hosts but only led 6-4 after almost an hour, until a four-try burst late on sealed a third victory of the season.

And it was Monaghan, who joined older brother Michael at Warrington from Canberra Raiders, who opened the floodgates, scoring on 56 minutes before touching down again before all was said and done.

Brett Hodgson kicked two goals as Monaghan's tries were added to by a double from Chris Riley and a Mickey Higham effort.

Willie Manu grabbed his first St Helens try but he was outshone by team-mate Jonny Lomax who ran in a hat-trick as Bradford Bulls were thumped 36-10.

Second-row Manu left St George Illawarra Dragons for Castleford Tigers for the 2006 Super League season but showed he is well and truly a Saint now with an eighth-minute try in just his fourth game.


Anthony Laffranchi and Tony Puletua joined Manu on the scoresheet but there was no denying who the star of the show was as Lomax helped himself to a treble.


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