Naylor Injury Mars Loss To Plymouth

Hull found Plymouth too good for them, and despite putting in a huge tackling stint, their inability to win and retain ball was costly.

Plymouth started very well and relentless pressure saw centre Seta Raumakita score an unconverted try in the fifth minute. A dropped ball by Hull, heralded a 70-yard move by Plymouth which resulted in a try for scrum half Jack Oulton after eight minutes. A further concession of possession by Hull saw Raumakita score a try after 13 minutes which Jones converted to make the score 17-0 to the visitors.

Plymouth secured their bonus point with their fourth try after yet another dropped ball by Hull which saw Plymouth winger Kyle Speare touch down for an unconverted try. 

Hull had some good moments in the first half, but a well worked overlap went begging before a concerted period of pressure saw scrum-half Rob Watts touch down just on the stroke of half-time with off-half Reece Dean converting to leave the home side trailing 22-7 at the break.

The second period was similar to the first with Plymouth having the better of the set piece exchanges, and they scored a further try after 48 minutes when hooker Harry Wilkinson touched down with Jones converting.

Hull were always trying to run the ball, but it was Plymouth who scored again through their number eight Angus Hodges who strode over near the posts for an unconverted try. Hull kept trying to open up the Plymouth defence and when a try looked possible, winger Keane Naylor slipped and suffered a ruptured Achilles after 65 minutes and was carried off after a lengthy delay.

Plymouth scored their last try through their busy scrum half Oulton with Putt converting. However, Hull completed the scoring with a neat try as a consolation through substitute winger Dan Evans. But Plymouth made their long journey home celebrating a 41-12 win on their first ever trip to Chants Ave.

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