Hull KR 28-34 Hull FC: Highlights, player ratings and talking points

Hull FC took on Hull KR this afternoon in the last game of the Magic Weekend following a successful event.

Zach Fishwick made his Hull KR debut, but it was Hull FC who had the newest names in there with Jack Walker, Josh Simm, Ellis Longstaff, Charlie Severs and Matty Laidlaw taking to the field with Ligi Sao, Kane Evans and Jordan Johnstone suspended.

Ryan Hall was still out for the Robins, whilst Matty Storton dislocated a toe against Toulouse Olympique.

Hull started well with Luke Gale slotting over a penalty for a 2-0 lead, but KR struck back through Matt Parcell.

The Black and Whites turned the screw on the half-hour mark as Connor Wynne and Joe Lovodua dived over for a 14-4 lead, but Sam Wood and a Mikey Lewis special levelled proceedings at the break.

The incredible try-scoring procession continued in the second-half, with Hull


Scott Taylor and Korbin Sims making huge hits on their opposition.

Matt Parcell somehow grounding the ball despite the attention of Joe Lovodua.

Mikey Lewis’ grubber for himself was a superb piece of skill – and then

Talking points

1. McGuire’s baptism of fire

Danny McGuire was given the reins on an interim basis during the week following the departure of Tony Smith, so it was really a baptism of fire for the former Leeds Rhinos star in his first game. Taking charge of a Hull derby is never an easy feat, but for it to be his first game was really testing former Tony Smith’s assistant coach.

2. Lewis’ moment of magic

Mikey Lewis has earned a reputation for himself in recent seasons for moments of magic like the one he produced at the Magic Weekend today. His superb little kick through for himself was brilliant and really emphasised the 21-year-old’s future in the sport.

3. Hull’s debutants

Hull had FIVE debutants in their side but all five contributed greatly to help Brett Hodgson in his quest for freshness. Jack Walker was superb at the back, taking everything that KR threw at him whilst Ellis Longstaff was in inspired form. Matty Laidlaw, Charlie Severs and Josh Simm were all solid, too, as Hodgson looks for more inspiration.

Player ratings

Hull KR

1 Lachlan Coote – 6
2 Ben Crooks – 6
24 Sam Wood – 7
4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall – 7
28 Will Tate – 6
21 Rowan Milnes – 7
20 Mikey Lewis – 9
8 Albert Vete – 8
9 Matt Parcell – 8
16 Korbin Sims – 7
11 Dean Hadley – 7
27 Frankie Halton – 4
17 Elliot Minchella – 6
14 Jez Litten – 5
18 Jimmy Keinhorst – 6
22 Will Maher – 6
34 Zach Fishwick – 6
Also in squad
19 Will Dagger
23 Ethan Ryan
25 Greg Richards
31 Connor Moore

Hull FC

36 Jack Walker – 9
37 Josh Simm – 8
4 Josh Griffin – 6
23 Connor Wynne – 7
5 Darnell McIntosh – 7
14 Joe Lovodua – 8
7 Luke Gale – 9
10 Chris Satae – 8
9 Danny Houghton – 7
17 Brad Fash – 3
38 Ellis Longstaff – 9
13 Jordan Lane – 7
20 Jack Brown – 7
27 Jacob Hookem – 6
30 Scott Taylor – 7
31 Charlie Severs – 6
35 Matty Laidlaw – 6
Also in squad
28 Aiden Burrell
29 Jamie Shaul
34 Davy Litten
39 Lewis Martin

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