Hull FC go top of Super League

Hull FC moved to the top of Super League with a 28-16 win over arch rivals Hull KR at St James’ Park.

The 228th Hull derby brought down the curtain on Magic Weekend and the Black and Whites continued their sensational form since coming from 20-0 down to beat Rovers at Craven Park on Good Friday.

Hull FC had seen fellow leaders Warrington and Catalans beaten despite taking commanding leads and that would have been at the back of their minds after tries from Mahe Fonua and Curtis Naughton either side of Shaun Lunt’s yellow card on Sunday (Monday AEST).

Lunt returned from the sin bin to get Rovers back in it and Terry Campese added two penalties to his conversion either side of halftime to bring the Robins level at 10-10.

Former Hull FC player Graeme Horne put Rovers ahead for the first time but the Black and Whites were in control again following tries from Fonua and Jamie Shaul.

Mark Minichiello’s converted try completed a fourth successive derby victory for Hull FC, the longest winning run in the fixture in the Super League era.

In the earlier games on Sunday, Wakefield defeated Catalans 25-24 while Huddersfield beat St Helens 48-20.

On Saturday (Sunday AEST), Salford edged Widnes 18-12, Castleford beat Warrington 34-14 and Wigan thumped Leeds 40-8.

Hull FC lead Super League by two points ahead of Warrington, Catalans and Wigan.

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