Hull FC had their 19-year-old centre Jack Logan to thank, as the youngster scored two of the Black and Whites’ four tries in the final 20 minutes of the game to seal a remarkable 24-19 victory against Leeds Rhinos at the KC Stadium.
It was a fitting result for Hull veteran Richard Horne, who was making his last appearance for the club before retiring and joining the Hull coaching staff.
But it was a game that slipped away from the Rhinos after they had led for much of it.
Hull had taken an early lead when Tom Lineham went over for an unconverted try, but the Rhinos responded when Carl Ablett scored shortly before the interval after good work by Rob Burrow, and Sinfield add the goal and a field-goal to give the Rhinos a three-point cushion at half-time.
And that lead was extended to what should have been a matchwinning 15 points on 56 minutes with tries from Danny McGuire and Ryan Hall, with Sinfield adding both goals.
But then the Hull fightback started, with captain Gareth Ellis kicking on a Kirk Yeaman grubber and touching it down, before he gave the final pass for a try by Fetuli Talanoa to reduce the gap to seven points.
And when Logan touched down from a Lineham pass, Jordan Rankin added his first goal of the evening to cut the deficit to one point, and the Hull fans went wild with just five minutes remaining when Logan went over in the corner to secure victory for the home side.
A full report and photos from this game will feature in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express.