In the first Challenge Cup Final without Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and St Helens since 1986, Hull KR came up short against Leigh Leopards.
Reaching the final was a real high point for the club but the heart breaking defeat was likely heart breaking moment for the club.
Hull KR have been excellent this year and their play off spot is confirmed and they will back themselves to overcome the Leopards in the play offs.
It has sadly been revealed that Hull City Council spent £10,584.45 on a potential parade that the club no doubt deserved but didn’t get.
Part of this cost was to cover the fact it might not happen but perhaps we could still see this if they get to Old Trafford.
In the final, Elliot Minchella gave away that penalty but immediately made amends as he broke through and found Jez Litten in support to score.
A Tom Briscoe error nearly led to a Tom Opacic try as the ball was kicked ahead. Opacic was then tripped up by Lachlan Lam who went for the ball but it was deemed an accident and no penalty try was given.
Leigh then said anything you can do we can do better as Kai O’Donnell broke through in similar fashion finding Lachlan Lam in support to score.
Minchella’s strange day kept going as he was penalised for a hit on Ben Reynolds and the Leopards took a 10-6 lead as Hull KR went down to 12 men.
Hull KR then nailed a penalty of their own on the stroke of halftime to make it 10-8.
The second half started as the first one ended with a Hull KR penalty as Hull KR drew level at 10-all.
It was then a very tense second half as neither side gave each other an inch. Try scoring sensation Josh Charnley had a chance when he got the ball wide but was held up.
Tom Briscoe scores tries at Wembley like it’s his backyard. Today was his eighth Challenge Cup Final try in his fifth final appearance and his eighth in the last four. He struck a decisive blow in the corner for the Leopards after a sweeping move.
With a minute and 15 seconds left, a kick was floated to the left hand side by Hull KR, it was challenged for and bounced down and grounded by Matt Parcell. After a long look by video referee Liam Moore the try was awarded and we headed for Golden Point.
Then in golden point Lachlan Lam nailed the drop goal to give Leigh the greatest win of their modern history.