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St Helens 21-20 Hull KR: Theo Fages drop goal snatches win for Saints

Last Updated: 11/09/20 8:07pm

Theo Fages kicked the winning point for St Helens

Theo Fages was the golden-point hero for St Helens as they extended their unbeaten run to six games with a 21-20 win over Hull Kingston Rovers in Friday’s first Super League game.

Having held out in the face of intense pressure in the first 20 minutes at the Totally Wicked Stadium, with Lachlan Coote’s penalty being all the hosts had to show for their efforts, Rovers went ahead with the first try of the match through Dean Hadley, but Regan Grace’s converted try put St Helens into an 8-6 lead at the break.

Tries from Jack Welsby and Alex Walmsley followed after the break. Yet the east Hull side hit back through Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Ethan Ryan, and were able to force extra-time thanks to Will Dagger’s penalty which also saw Kevin Naiqama sin-binned.

But, after Coote had seen a drop-goal effort go narrowly wide early in the golden-point period, French half-back Fages stepped up and slotted the game-clinching one-pointer to deny Rovers another shock win.

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