Hull KR 16-4 Hull FC: Robins claim bragging rights in Good Friday derby

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Hull KR claimed bragging rights over rivals Hull FC with a 16-4 score at Craven Park on Good Friday.

Lachlan Coote scored 12 points to inspire his side to victory with a sell out crowd of 10,300.

Rowan Milnes replaced the injured Mikey Lewis in the halves for the hosts. They were also without Albert Vete and Korbin Sims. 

Carlos Tuimavave returned for Hull FC, named in the centres. Josh Reynolds partnered Luke Gale in the halves. 

It took 28 minutes for the deadlock to be broken. In-form winger Ryan Hall scored his 217th Super League try thanks to a smart kick from full-back Coote. The former Saints man couldn’t convert his first attempt from out-wide. 

Josh Reynolds hit back just four minutes later, supporting a half-break from centre Josh Griffin to score Hull’s first. Luke Gale hit the post on his attempt, leaving a 4-4 score. 

Shaun Kenny-Dowall almost restored his side’s lead on 36 minutes, only for his grounding to be on the dead-ball line. Abdull attempted a drop-goal in the last second, but his shot went wide. 

HT: Hull KR 4-4 Hull FC

Coote scored a try in his first Hull derby on 48 minutes. The former NRL man was on the end of a fantastic offload from Sam Wood to give his team the lead. 

The 32-year-old crossed for his second just six minutes later. Coote supported a break from Ethan Ryan to race under the sticks for a 16-4 score. 

In a nasty incident, Elliot Minchella made a formal complaint against Brad Fash for a bite late in the second half.

Hull KR: Coote, Ryan, Wood, Kenny-Dowall, Hall, Milnes, Abdull, Maher, Parcell, King, Halton, Linnett, Minchella. Subs: Storton, Litten, Keinhorst, Richards.

Tries: Hall, Coote (2)

Goals: Coote 2/3

Hull FC: Connor, Swift, Tuimavave, Griffin, McIntosh, Reynolds, Gale, Sao, Houghton, Fash, Savelio, Ma’u, Lovodua. Subs: Brown, Evans, Lane, Satae.

Tries: Reynolds

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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