West Country Woes For Hull

Hull made the long journey to Taunton with a depleted team through injuries and availability’s but took the lead with a Reece Dean penalty after four minutes. The advantage didn’t last long when Taunton scored the first of eleven tries and Worboys kicked his first of nine conversions.

Taunton secured their bonus point fourth try after just 20 minutes to lead 26-3. Five minutes later, after a good period of possession, Hull won a lineout on Taunton’s 5 metre line. The catch-and-drive worked well and Mike Jobling powered over for the first try.

Taunton responded with a converted try to stretch their lead further. Two minutes before the break, Taunton brought a Hull driving maul down when a try looked certain. From the resulting penalty, Cam Curry scored Hull’s second try to make the score 33-13.

Taunton’s affiliation with local Premiership clubs was evident throughout the match with some of their prodiges in a Taunton shirt showcasing their talent.

An unsavory incident happened ten minutes into the second half when Ben Boothman was the victim of a low blow. When retaliating he was flattened from behind. The three officials must have been distracted by one of the many passing trains and saw fit to show Ben and the pusher yellow cards. The punch thrower escaped any sanction!

In the space of 16 minutes, Taunton ran in four more tries. Despite the scoreline, Hull never stopped trying and their spirit was rewarded when Jack Edwards scored a well worked try. The effort continued to try and get a fourth bonus point try only to be hit on the counter attack with two further Taunton tries to make the final score 73-18.

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