Hull KR 16-31 Hull FC: Andy Last’s Hull claim bragging rights

Hull FC claimed the bragging rights as they beat rivals Hull KR 31-16 at the Totally Wicked Stadium. 

Josh Bowden opened the scoring for Hull FC in the ninth minute before Hull KR forward Dean Hadley levelled the score.

Andy Last’s side took the lead again in the 17th minute thanks to Bureta Faraimo but Hull KR replied with a try from Scotland international Kane Linnett.

Tries from Ratu Naulago and Ligi Sao in the final 10 minutes of the first half gave the Black and Whites a 22-12 advantage at the break.

USA international Faraimo extended Hull’s lead shortly after the second half restart before Fijian winger Ratu Naulago got his second on the hour.

Marc Sneyd added a drop goal in the 67th minute to put the game out of reach for Tony Smith’s Hull KR side.

The Robins did score a consolation try through Ben Crooks but it was Hull FC who claimed the bragging rights with a 31-16 victory over their neighbours.

Hull KR: Dagger; Crooks, Kenny-Dowall, Linnett, Rawsthorne; Abdull, Lewis; Lawler, Parcell, King, Hauraki, Hadley, Minchella. Subs: Mulhern, Gee, Maher, Milnes.

Tries: Hadley, Linnett, Crooks Goals: Dagger 2/3

Hull FC: Connor; Faraimo, Fonua, Tuimavave, Naulago; McNamara, Sneyd; Taylor, Johnstone, Bowden, Ma’u, Savelio, Cator. Subs: Houghton, Fash, Sao, Satae.

Tries: Bowden, Faraimo (2), Naulago (2), Sao Goals: Sneyd 3/6 Drop Goals: Sneyd 1

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