Six of the Best: Magical Hull derby moments

Ronnie Wileman lights up the derby – 1982
Our first magical Hull derby moment comes from 1982, and was suggested by several of our followers on social media. With the game at The Boulevard locked up at 0-0, Hull’s Ronnie Wileman produced a moment of magic to break the deadlock. Penned in on the right flank, Wileman dummied and raced upfield with incredible speed to score a sensational score. Hull would eventually win the game 12-4, in the final of the John Player Trophy.

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Tom Briscoe’s wonder tackles – 2010
Tom Briscoe may not be from Hull, but he certainly became an adopted citizen of the town after some incredible defensive work to win Hull a derby game in 2010. Briscoe pulled off some absolutely astonishing tackles, last-ditch tackles, no less, to ensure that FC grabbed the spoils over their bitter rivals. The pick of the tackles came later on, as Briscoe denied Hull KR winger Peter Fox a certain score.

Tom Briscoe Hull Derby

Chris Green snatches a win at Magic – 2013
Just as Tom Briscoe became a Hull derby icon for his amazing tackling in 2010, the biggest try of Chris Green’s career in 2013 earned him the same accolade amongst Hull FC fans. Green scored the try that ultimately secured FC a 22-16 win at Magic Weekend in 2013, sparking some of the most memorable scenes in the history of the event at Etihad Stadium. However, it wasn’t the only magical Hull derby moment at Magic Weekend..

Magic Weekend 2013

David Hodgson grabs Hull KR a Magic win – 2012
Just a year earlier at the event it was KR doing the late, late victory celebrations, after a try from winger David Hodgson secured an astonishing derby victory for the men in red and white. With FC leading and the game entering the final minute, Hodgson seared away down the right touchline to go over for Rovers, with KR eventually picking up a 34-32 victory to spark incredible scenes amongst the Robins fans.

Magic Weekend Hull FC v Hull KR

Hull whitewash their nearest rivals – 2014
Quite a few Hull FC fans suggested this to us, in truth! 2014 ultimately proved to be the year that both Hull FC and Hull KR failed to make the play-offs in Super League, but it didn’t stop FC picking up a massive whitewash victory against their bitter rivals towards the end of the season. The 28-0 success saw Rovers boss Chris Chester label his side “embarrassing, pathetic and soft” following the game, as they failed to trouble the scorers on a difficult day at the KC Stadium.

Hall-mark drop goal from Craig gives it to KR – 2014
Although FC won 28-0 towards the end of the season last year, it wasn’t the only derby game of the season, as KR picked up the win over Easter last year in dramatic circumstances. Now at Wakefield, Hull KR’s Craig Hall was the hero in the East part of the city, kicking a last-gasp drop-goal to hand victory to Craig Sandercock’s side.