Hull KR 28-34 Hull FC: Black & Whites win derby in final Magic Weekend clash

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Hull FC claimed a 34-28 victory over rivals Hull KR in the final game of Newcastle’s Magic Weekend.

On debut, Ellis Longstaff crossed for a brace in the win. Josh Simm also scored on his first appearance since making the move on loan.

Robins full-back Lachlan Coote missed four conversions, while the side had four tries disallowed.

Match report

Will Tate featured in his first Super League game of 2022, named on the wing for Hull KR. Zach Fishwick made his debut from the bench.

Academy graduates Matty Laidlaw and Charlie Severs were named for their debuts for Hull FC. Trio Jack Walker, Longstaff and Simm all started. 

Luke Gale converted the first points of the derby six minutes into the clash with a penalty goal. Meanwhile, back-rower Frankie Halton left the field at the same time through injury and did not return.

However, the Robins hit back with the first try of the game just three minutes later. Matt Parcell the beneficiary of an offload to crash his way over.

Hull KR thought they had crossed for their second on 15 minutes through Mikey Lewis. However, the referee brought it back for a forward pass. They had two more tries disallowed, with Will Tate and Ben Crooks both denied for a forward pass and obstruction respectively. 

Instead, it was Hull FC who scored the next try on 25 minutes. A flat pass from Walker on debut sent centre Connor Wynne crashing over. Gale converting for an 8-4 lead. 

The Black and Whites extended that lead to ten points. This time try-scorer Wynne turning provider for Joe Lovodua on the break. 

Sam Wood hit back for the Robins with three minutes to go, before Lewis levelled the scores at 14-14 going into the break with seconds left on the clock. 

HT: Hull KR 14-14 Hull FC

Hull FC regained their lead inside the first set of the second half. Longstaff scoring on his Hull debut. 

Hodgson’s half-time team talk sparked Hull back into life. Longstaff crossed for his second just five minutes late, grounding a grubber kick from Gale. 

Jimmy Keinhorst scored Hull KR’s first of the second 40, eventually grounding the ball despite the best efforts from defenders.

Forward Brad Fash was sent for 10 for a crusher tackle on Parcell on 55 minutes. 

Rovers instantly took advantage, with Lewis crossing for his second after some dancing feet to step his away over.

The talented 21-year-old half-back completed his hat-trick on 64 minutes for a 28-26 score. 

It was neck and neck, Hull FC next to score with Simm crossing for a try on his first appearance thanks to some work from Darnell McIntosh across the field on 69 minutes.

Hull KR thought they re-took the lead on 72 minutes through Elliot Minchella, only for the video referee to rule a knock on from the forward under the sticks. And that was the game, with the Black and Whites holding out to bounce back from their heavy defeat to Leeds.

FT: Hull KR 28-34 Hull FC

Hull KR: Coote, Crooks, Wood, Kenny-Dowall, Tate, Lewis, Milnes, Vete, Parcell, Sims, Hadley, Halton, Minchella.

Bench: Litten, Keinhorst, Maher, Fishwick.

Tries: Parcell, Wood, Lewis (3), Keinhorst

Goals: Coote 2/6

Hull FC: Walker, McIntosh, Wynne, Griffin, Simm, Lovodua, Gale, Fash, Houghton, Satae, Lane, Longstaff, Brown.

Bench: Taylor, Laidlaw, Severs, Hookem. 

Tries: Wynne, Lovodua, Longstaff (2), Simm

Goals: Gale 7/7

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About Josh McAllister 1712 Articles
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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