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Hull dominate to beat Rossendale

Hull got their season off to a winning start beating Rossendale 31-13 despite having two players sent to the sin bin.
This was an intriguing battle between the sides that finished second and third last season.
Rossendale did the double on Hull last season, but they were no match to a Hull side that dominated the game from start to finish.
Gary Pearce’s side outscored their Lancashire visitors by five tries to one to secure a bonus point win.
Hull supporters only had to wait eight minutes for the first try of the new season with Cameron Curry burrowing his way over the line but Steve Johnson’s conversion hitting the upright.
Mike Adlard was one of five players making their debuts for Hull and he extended Hull’s lead to 12-0 with a superb try chasing Johnson’s kick.
Rossendale’ first points came from a Lee Allen penalty in the 23rd minute but it wasn’t long before the home side were celebrating their third try.
Rupert Kay was the man of at the bottom of the pile awaiting confirmation from the referee of the score.
Johnson’s yellow card five minutes before the interval was the only blip on the first 40 minutes of the season.
With Johnson still in the sin bin, Rossendale converted a second penalty to make it 19-6 to Hull.
The visitors enjoyed a good spell of possession saw Rossendale hooker Joe Barker barge over the line to cut the deficit to 19-13.
The revival ended moments later when Ali Heard finished a flowing move in the right hand corner. Johnson was off target with his conversion attempt, but Hull held a healthy 24-13 lead.
Rossendale spent 10 minutes on the Hull line but came away empty-handed and their energy levels were running low.
In the final minute, Callum Lancaster rounded off his debut with a fifth try for Hull, converted by Johnson to leave the final score 31-13.

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