The Qualifiers: Warrington Wolves 46-24 Hull Kingston Rovers
|Warrington Wolves (16) 46|
|Tries: Pomeroy 2, Savelio 2, Ratchford, Dwyer, Hiku, Currie, Livett Goals: Livett 4, Gidley|
|Hull KR (18) 24|
|Tries: Oakes 2, Shaw 2 Goals: Ellis 4|
Warrington gave coach Tony Smith a good send-off as they came from 18-4 down to beat Hull KR in The Qualifiers.
After Ben Pomeroy's early unconverted try, Wire were hit by three converted tries from the Rovers wingers, Will Oakes and Ryan Shaw, who scored two.
But the hosts rallied with tries from Stefan Ratchford and Brad Dwyer.
They got seven more in a rampant second half, two of them from Andre Savelio, with a second try for Pomeroy, Rovers replying with a second try for Oakes.
In Smith's final game in charge after nine seasons with the Wolves, and with both sides having already secured Super League status, the game eventually went to form in the Qualifiers table as first-placed Wire beat second-placed Rovers.
Peta Hiku and Ben Currie also got on the scoresheet, as did Harvey Livett late on, to supplement his four conversions.
There was also a successful conversion of Currie's try from Australian half-back Kurt Gidley, when he took over kicking duties, to mark his own farewell.
After three Challenge Cup wins, two League Leaders' Shields and three Grand Final appearances in his nine seasons, there were emotional scenes at the end at the Halliwell Jones as Australian Smith said his goodbyes on the pitch.
Warrington: Ratchford; Russell, Livett, Hiku, Pomeroy; Brown, Gidley; Hill, Clark, Sims, Currie, Hughes, Cooper.
Replacements: Dwyer, Jullien, Philbin, Savelio.
Sinbin: Hughes (50)
Hull KR: Cockayne; Shaw, Marsh, Minns, Oakes; Atkin, Ellis; Jewitt, Lawler, Mulhern, Greenwood, Blair, Kavanagh.
Replacements: Clarkson, Clark, Dockar-Clay, Moss.
Referee: Gareth Hewer (RFL).