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Hull KR 16 – 4 Hull


Full-back Lachlan Coote crossed twice in the second half to secure a derby triumph for Hull KR against Hull FC and end a three-game losing streak in that game; Unconverted tries from Ryan Hall and Josh Reynolds tied the teams at half-time

Last update: 04/15/22 2:39 p.m.

Lachlan Coote ran in two tries as Hull KR won the derby against Hull FC

Lachlan Coote’s second-half brace saw Hull Kingston Rovers win the derby with a 16-4 victory over Hull FC at Sewell Group Craven Park.

It took 30 minutes before the first down in a tight and hard-fought derby clash, and it came with Rovers’ Ryan Hall finishing in the corner. However, Josh Reynolds was quick to fight back for the Blacks and Whites to send the teams level at 4-4 at the break.

Two tries within six minutes from Coote early in the second half put Hull KR in the ascendancy, however, and ultimately proved enough to secure victory over their long distance rivals in the Friday encounter saint, ending a streak of three consecutive games. losses in this game.

Game history

It was a typically high-intensity Hull Derby from the get-go, but it took up to half an hour into the contest before either side could break the deadlock with both passes seeing making contact and attacking kicks not firing.

The Robins were, however, able to switch effectively from defending their own line to the attacking opportunity that led to the first down after Reynolds’ grubber on the fourth tackle rolled over the dead ball line to concede a set of seven tackles from the 20-recovery counter.

Hull KR moved upfield quickly and was able to force a drop on the goal line, leading to an attack which winger Hall finished in the left corner for his fifth try in as many games after recovering the blow well-placed kick from the rear Coote. corner.

The try was not converted, however, and it was just two minutes later before Hull FC were level, with Australian half-back Reynolds combining superbly with center Josh Griffin as the visitors ran the ball on the final tackle to finish – only for Luke Gale’s conversion attempt. hit the posts.

Sam Wood offers a superb offload for Lachlan Coote to put Hull Kingston Rovers back ahead of Hull FC

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Sam Wood offers a superb offload for Lachlan Coote to put Hull Kingston Rovers back ahead of Hull FC

Sam Wood offers a superb offload for Lachlan Coote to put Hull Kingston Rovers back ahead of Hull FC

Hull Kingston Rovers were dealt a blow ahead of this game with new half-back Mikey Lewis as he needed surgery for an ankle ligament injury, with Rowan Milnes starting in his place.

Carlos Tuimavave made his first Super League appearance of the season for Hull FC after recovering from a calf injury, with Josh Reynolds also in the starting line-up.

Tied at the break, Hull FC started the second half in style without managing to capitalize. The game then turned when Darnell McIntosh was controversially deemed to have struck after dropping a high kick, with Rovers seizing the opportunity.

The hosts quickly worked the ball up from the left of the scrum and Sam Wood made contact before offering a fantastic offload which was gratefully greeted by Coote for the Scotland international to finish for a 49th minute try that he also converted.

The three-time Super League Grand Final winner was back on track six minutes later, this time after Ethan Ryan – who had made vital contributions in defense – went on a counter-attack run after taking a hold before releasing Coote to run. about 50 yards for another converted score.

Those tries proved enough to secure victory for Robins as Hull FC’s attacking play grew increasingly erratic as they attempted to come back into the game with a miserable afternoon summed up by the loss of possession after no one was there to recover a play the ball from Manu Ma’u after being tackled.

Ethan Ryan's counter-attack got Lachlan Coote running for his second try in the Hull Derby

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Ethan Ryan’s counter-attack got Lachlan Coote running for his second try in the Hull Derby

Ethan Ryan’s counter-attack got Lachlan Coote running for his second try in the Hull Derby

Hull Kingston Rovers: Tries – Lachlan Coote (2), Ryan Hall; Goals – Lachlan Coote (2).

Hull FC: Tries – Josh Reynolds.

It mattered little to the majority of the 10,300 spectators in attendance, as Hull KR claimed their fourth successive victory in all competitions after reaching the semi-finals of the Betfred Challenge Cup, while the Black and Whites have now lost their last three . .

And after?

It’s a quick turnaround for the teams, with both back in action on Easter Monday and Hull KR facing a trip down Toulouse Olympique. Hull FC, meanwhile, are at home to Warrington Wolves live sky sports.




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