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Hull Narrowly Miss Out On Bonus Point Against Rosslyn Park

Hull were not able to match the speed and precision of Rosslyn Park, and despite having the better of the scrums, they struggled at the lineout which conceded too much possession to the Londoners. Hull’s attacking ability allowed them to score three excellent tries, but it was not enough to upset a very good Rosslyn Park side.

It was after Hull lost a lineout after just 10 minutes that Rosslyn Park struck for their first try through their winger Charlie Walker and although this went unconverted, their other winger Ben Howard was put over by off-half Craig Holland two minutes later who then converted this try. Hull should have scored moments later, but the final pass went ground after Hull’s off Joe Carlisle’s pass had split the visitors’ defence.

Rosslyn Park were quick to recover and when a good Hull attack broke down, they swept upfield for back row man Oli Robinson to go in under the posts with Holland converting after 21 minutes. 

Hull then scored a very well worked try themselves when Carlisle chipped through for winger Mike Adlard to get the touchdown with fullback Reece Dean getting the conversion to make it 19-7.

The half finished with Park scoring two more tries through Walker and second rower Fred Hoskins with Holland adding the conversions to see Park leading 31-7 at halftime.

The second period went much the same way as the first with captain Dan Laventure and Walker scoring in the first few minutes of the half with Holland converting both tries.

Hull struck back after 53 minutes when good straight running in the forwards saw substitute back rower Sione Afu go in under the posts with Carlisle converting to make it 45-14.

Park then scored two more tries through substitutes Seb Strang and Matt Bolwell, both of which were converted by Holland.

Hull were nothing if not resilient and as the half drew to a close, Mike Adlard was stopped short of the line after an incredible kick-off return. Hull later broke through with substitute winger Jack Edwards from deep in their own half for replacement centre Iosefo Taukei-Turaga scoring in the corner.

Park had the final say when deep into added time the final try through substitute Billy Harding with Holland adding the conversion to see the visitors return to London 66-19 winners.

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