Super League Wakefield (10) 16 Tries: B. Tupou, M. Sio, Hall Goals: Finn 2 Hull KR (26) 54 Tries: Dixon 3, Kelly 2, Greenwood 2, Lunt, Green, Blai
Wakefield (10) 16
Tries: B. Tupou, M. Sio, Hall Goals: Finn 2
Hull KR (26) 54
Tries: Dixon 3, Kelly 2, Greenwood 2, Lunt, Green, Blair Goals: Sio 7
Kieran Dixon’s hat-trick helped Hull KR beat Wakefield Trinity, who have now lost consecutive Super League games.
Rovers led 26-10 at half-time on the back of five tries, although Trinity, who had won nine of the past 11, kept in it with two tries of their own.
Wakefield reduced arrears but five more Rovers scores, which saw Dixon complete his hat-trick, took them beyond 50.
It was an unhappy reunion for home coach Chris Chester, who was sacked by Rovers in February.
However for his opposite number James Webster it was a sweet return following his departure as Trinity boss last season.
This success keeps ninth-placed Rovers’ eyes fixed on a place in the top eight, something that Wakefield are desperate to hang on to after their own fine run lifted them into the reckoning.
The Robins have struggled to get their key personnel on the field in 2016 but a fit Kelly and halves partner Terry Campese were hugely influential, causing Wakefield problems with their dangerous kicking games.
Their deft kicks and perfectly timed passes were involved in scores for Dixon, James Greenwood who scored twice, Shaun Lunt, James Green and Maurice Blair, while Kelly himself scored a double.
Ex-Rovers full-back Craig Hall was among the Trinity try-scorers, along with Bill Tupou and Mikey Sio.