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Top Five Hull Good Friday derbies

As Hull FC and Hull KR should have been preparing to do battle for the second time this season, we look back at the best Good Friday clashes between the two.

Both sets of fans will claim this is the only true derby in the league. It certainly is the only the only derby where the two teams come from the same city right now.

Hull KR 14-18 Hull FC (2010)

Danny Tickle is one of a few players to win a Hull derby for both sides. Credit: News Images

The Black and Whites were able to enact their revenge on the East side of the city with a win at Craven Park to end a run of two straight defeats.

The hosts started the brighter, and got the first try of the match through Ben Cockyane, who intercepted a Sean Long pass to score.  Michael Dobson converted and then added a penalty  to make it 8-0.

Hull grabbed one back through Willie Manu, but Rovers soon had their advantage back as Kris Welham managed to get over.

But back came Hull once again as Craig Fitzgibbon scored a try and Danny Tickle added a penalty to level the game.

It was a piece of brilliance that won the game as a well-worked move by Hull FC saw Jordan Tansey go over and win the match.

The Rovers thought they had nicked the result, but Peter Fox’s try was chalked off after Scott Murrell knocked on in the build up.

Hull KR 11-10 Hull FC (2008)

Jake Webster, pictured playing for Castleford, opened the scoring in the 2008 Hull derby. Credit: News Images

Rovers had a day to remember back in 2008, when they claimed an impressive victory at Craven Park over their rivals.

The game was centred around Paul Cooke, as it was the first game he had played since his controversial move to Hull KR.

The hosts led 6-0 at the break thanks to a Jake Webster try. They added to that in the second half with a try from Daniel Fitzhenry.

But back came Hull, who hit back thanks to tries from Danny Tickle and Kirk Yeaman. Danny Tickle added one conversion to make it 10-10.

Then with just two minutes to go, James Webster kicked a drop-goal to send the Craven Park crowd into raptures.

Hull FC 14-18 Hull KR (2009)

Paul Cooke marked his first game back at the KC Stadium to haunt his former employers Hull FC back in 2009.

Just like the previous year on Good Friday, Rovers opened the scoring in this one through Jake Webster.

But Hull came back to take the lead thanks to two tries from Tom Briscoe.

That didn’t last long either as Cooke managed to edge his new side in font. Further tries from Peter Fox and Ben Galea had the Robins in control.

The Black and Whites managed to get themselves back in it again thanks to tries from Shaun Berrigan, and Richard Whiting, but they couldn’t find that final score to level the game.

That secured back-to-back wins against their city rivals on Good Friday for Hull KR.

Hull KR 21-20 Hull FC (2014)

Former Black and White Craig Hall was a match winner for Hull KR in 2014. Credit: Craig Milner/News Images

A couple of years later, Rovers claimed a close win over their rivals back in 2014.

The Black and Whites took the lead early on through Jordan Rankin, who was playing in his first derby game. But it was the hosts who led at the break thanks to tries from Kevin Larroyer and Michael Weyman.

The second half started with the Black and Whites getting over through Josh Bowden, although the pass to him from Liam Watts did seem suspect.

But two tries in three minutes from Graeme Horne had put Rovers back in control of the match.

That wasn’t the end of the drama, as tries from Danny Houghton and Fetuli Talanoa seemed to rescue a point for Hull FC.

But it was a former Black and White in Craig Hall, who haunted his former club with a drop-goal that would seal victory for the Robins.

Hull KR 20-22 Hull FC (2016)

Jamie Shaul played a big part in Hull FC recording that famous comeback in 2016. Credit: News Images

Hull FC completed the most dramatic of comebacks to beat their neighbours back in 2016.

Tries from Ryan Shaw, Ken Sio and Iain Thornley had the Robins 20-0 up with an hour gone, and seemingly cruising to victory.

But tries from Jamie Shaul, Danny Houghton, Mahe Fonua and Steve Michaels sealed an incredible comeback win for the Black and Whites. This comeback showed off their credentials as they battled for the League Leaders Shield.

As for Hull KR, they ended up getting relegated after a dramatic loss to Salford in the Million Pound Game. It brought an end to their nine-year stay in the Super League.

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