Black & Whites Reclaim Bragging Rights with Record Derby Victory

Hull FC recorded their largest victory of all-time against Hull Kingston Rovers on a memorable afternoon at the KCOM Stadium, with the Black & Whites reclaiming the bragging rights on Good Friday.

Hull FC recorded their largest victory of all-time against Hull Kingston Rovers on a memorable afternoon at the KCOM Stadium, with the Black & Whites reclaiming the bragging rights on Good Friday.

Hull-born Jack Logan scored a sensational hat-trick as the Black & Whites ran riot in the second-half at the KCOM Stadium.

The Airlie Birds scored a total of nine tries in one of the most memorable Derbies of the Super League era.

Team News

Hull FC were boosted ahead of the match by the return of forwards Scott Taylor and Masi Matongo from injury and Mickey Paea from suspension.

Joe Westerman also came back into the side on the bench after missing out in the victory over Catalans Dragons, with Connor Wynne retaining his spot at full-back for the third week running.

A strong bench included Sika Manu and Albert Kelly, while Marc Sneyd, who signed a three-year contact extension in the week, joined Jake Connor to start in the halves.

The Match

The game started with a rapturous atmosphere as both sets of fans went about being their teams 18th man. The tempo on the pitch was much the same as the early sets were all hotly contested.

Rovers thought they had struck first as Tommy Lee reached over the line to touch the ball down. However, after a video review, it was brought back after video referee Liam Moore judged to tackle to have already been completed.

Instead it was the Black and Whites who struck first through Jake Connor. Power and pace saw Connor force his way over through the Rovers defence to touch down under heavy pressure.

Rovers quickly struck back to register their first points of the tie. Jimmy Keinhorst got on the end of a sharp pass that opened up Hull’s line for a quick response.

The home side were then able to build up a lead as Jack Logan rose highest to latch onto a neat chipped kick from Jake Connor to score his first of two tries before halftime.

In the final minutes of the first interval. KR made the most of an FC foul on their own try line to score a much-needed try just before the bell. Craig Hall forced his way through the Hull defence to touch the ball down before also converting the kick.

After the interval, Hull FC came out with the bit between their teeth taking only two minutes to add further points to their tally. Mark Minichiello shrugged off two tackles before selling the Rovers defenders a cute dummy and powering over the line.

This set the tone for the second half as Hull dominated the ball. Joe Westerman was next over the line. After collecting a Minichiello pass he collided with the post on his way to touching the ball down.

Midway through the second half, a heavy shoulder charge from Ben Crooks on Marc Sneyd saw the Rovers man sin-binned. Scott Taylor also received a yellow card for his reaction.

In the final twelve minutes, Hull FC scored a further four tries, one each for Mickey Paea and Albert Kelly as well one for 18 year-old Connor Wynne on his home debut.

Jack Logan also got himself on the score-sheet again scoring his third try of the game. After pouncing on a Rovers mistake, Logan ran the length of the pitch dancing past the opposing defenders before touching the ball down under little pressure.

Hull FC regain the city bragging rights winning the Hull derby 56-12

FULL-TIME: Hull FC 56-12 Hull KR

Squads:

Hull FC: Connor Wynne, Jack Logan, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Bureta Faraimo, Jake Connor, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Mickey Paea, Mark Minichiello, Jordan Lane, Gareth Ellis.

Interchange: Masi Matongo, Joe Westerman, Sika Manu, Albert Kelly.

Hull KR: Craig Hall, Kane Linnett, Ben Crooks, Jimmy Keinhorst, Will Oakes, Danny McGuire, Josh Drinkwater, Robbie Mulhern, Tommy Lee, Lee Jewitt, George Lawler, Joel Tomkins, Weller Hauraki.

Interchange: Mitch Garbutt, Shaun Lunt, Danny Addy, Owen Harrison.

Scorers:

Hull FC Tries: Connor (6), Logan (15, 19, 77 Loagn), Minichiello (42), Westerman (62), Kelly (69), Paea (71), Wynne (77)

Hull FC Goals: Sneyd (9/10)

Hull KR Tries: Keinhorst (12), Hall (37)

Hull KR Goals: Hall (2/2)

Attendance: 20,077

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