27 Jun 2019

KR win the Hull Derby and move off bottom

Hull KR 18-10 Hull FC

Hull KR climbed off the foot of the Betfred Super League table following a hard-fought 18-10 win over arch rivals Hull FC at KCOM Craven Park.

The Robins moved up to 10th and left 2017 Grand Final winners Leeds Rhinos stranded at the bottom as Tony Smith tasted victory in his first derby in charge.

Neither side could be separated at the break after Bureta Faraimo and Ben Crooks traded early tries in a physical first half. 

Handling errors from both teams meant the scores remained 6-6 until Joel Tomkins nudged the hosts ahead for the first time 10 minutes after the restart.

Andre Savelio cut the deficit to two points with 15 minutes remaining to set up a nervy finale, but Leeds loanee Matt Parcell rounded off a much-needed Rovers victory with a debut try.

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