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Clinical Hull Blank Gutsy Students For 18th Win

Hull eventually completely outplayed and overpowered a Loughborough Students side who never gave up, but could not match Hull’s strength and clinical try scoring form. 

The early exchanges saw Loughborough holding Hull in the scrums and run the ball at every opportunity, but they could not break down Hull’s rock solid defence.

Their hopes received a further set back when Hull centre Duell Trueman broke a tackle 45 yards out and held off three more would be tacklers on his way to a fine try 15 yards in from touch. Simon Humberstone converted well in the windy conditions to give his side a seven point lead.

From the kick off a scrum resulted and Hull took the ball and moved left and incisive handling and great backing up ended with a 70 yard move and an unconverted try for full back Reece Dean.

Hull were starting to exert their authority and as half time approached substitute props Ben Bootham and Charlie Beech arrived just in time to help Hull to a classic pushover try. Scrum half Sam Crane claimed the score which went unconverted to see Hull go in at half time leading 17-0.

The second half saw Hull increase their lead after 46 minutes when Hull attacked from deep and great handling from Steve Johnson, Isefo Taraga and Mike Adlard was rounded by Sam Crane scoring his second try which was converted by Dean.

.Loughborough were now giving away penalties at every scrum and this brought constant pressure from Hull. After 65 minutes, a Hull lineout and drive ended with a try for prop Ben Bootham.

Hull now looked more than capable of scoring again and two tries in the closing stages were a just reward. Firstly, Trueman got his second try when the ball was moved left after a scrum to see Hull lead 34-0.

The final act was another lesson in quick accurate handling and backing up by Hull  seeing substitute scrum half Harvey Harding get the unconverted try to see Hull triumph with full bonus points 39-0 and stay as league leaders.

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