The Hull Derby

Regarded as the toughest match on the calendar, the Hull Derby between bitter rivals Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers has been going for 120 years.

Today the rivalry is spilt via the River Hull following Rovers’ decision to head East after Hull beat them to buy the Boulevard ground. Hull were one of the 22 foundation clubs of the Northern Union breakaway in 1895, with Rovers sticking behind to play rugby union – they’ve never made wise choices. Eventually they caught up to reignite the rivalry, and the first official Hull Derby was played in 1899. They won it 8-2.

120 years later and the Hull Derby is still as full blooded as ever. There have been 235 meetings between the old foes. Hull FC hold the all-time bragging rights.

Hull FC Wins 119
Rovers Wins 106
Draws 10
Hull FC Points 3100
Rovers Points 2779

Hull Derby Facts

  • Connect Four: Hull FC became the first club to reach four Derby victories in a row in the Super League era. They extended that to seven consecutive wins from the 2015 Magic Weekend to 2018 Magic Weekend, with the Airlie Birds going unbeaten in a Derby for over a thousand days.
  • Dirty Dozen: Hull FC won an impressive 12 consecutive Derby matches between March 1956 to February 1961, going unbeaten in Derbies for nearly five years. Hull Kingston Rovers then won the next ten Derby matches from April 1961 to October 1964. Weird.
  • Finals: There have been nine competitive Hull Derby Cup finals. Hull FC have won four of them.

Hull Derby Records

Biggest Score 56 – Hull FC 56 Rovers 12, 19th April 2019
Widest Margin 44 – Hull FC 56 Rovers 12, 19th April 2019
Record Attendance In Hull – 23,004 at the KCOM Stadium, Super League, 2nd September 2007

Out of Hull – 95,000 at Wembley, Challenge Cup Final, 3rd May, 1980

Most Hull FC Derby Appearances 32 – Ned Rogers, 1906-25
Most Hull FC Derby Tries 17 – Kirk Yeaman, 2007-2016 & 2018
Most Hull FC Derby Goals 56 – Danny Tackle, 2007-2013
Most Hull FC Derby Points 128 – Danny Tickle, 2007-2013
Most Hull FC Tries In One Derby 4 – Ivor Watts, 1953
Most Hull FC Goals In One Derby 10 – Marc Sneyd, 19th April, 2019
Most Hull FC Points In One Derby 20 – Marc Sneyd, 19th April, 2019

Hull FC’s competitive record against Hull Kingston Rovers at different grounds

P W D L
The Boulevard 94 55 8 31
KCOM Stadium 14 8 0 6
New Craven Park 20 10 0 10
Old Craven Park 61 21 1 39
Craven Street 21 12 1 8
Boothferry Park 10 7 0 3
Headingley 5 2 0 3
Wembley 1 0 0 1
Millennium Stadium 3 0 0 3
Etihad Stadium 3 1 0 2
St James Park 3 3 0 0
Total 235 119 10 106

Hull FC’s competitive record against Hull Kingston Rovers in different competitions

Comp P W D L
League/Other 171 86 10 75
Super League 37 19 0 18
Challenge Cup 11 6 0 5
Yorkshire Cup 11 6 0 5
League Cup (John Player, Regal Trophy) 2 1 0 1
Floodlit Trophy 3 1 0 2

Hull FC’s cup final record against Hull Kingston Rovers

Bold indicates Hull FC victory.

Season Cup/Venue Result
1984-85 Yorkshire Cup, Boothferry Park 29-12
1984-85 League Cup (John Player), Boothferry Park 0-12
1981-82 League Cup (John Player), Headingley 12-4
1980-81 Premiership Final, Headingley 7-11
1979-80 Challenge Cup, Wembley 5-10
1979-80 Floodlit Trophy, The Boulevard 13-3
1967-68 Yorkshire Cup, Headingley 6-9
1920-21 Yorkshire Cup, Headingley 0-2
1920-21 Championship Final 16-14

Hull FC’s competitive record against Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League era

P W L
KCOM Stadium 14 8 6
Craven Park 14 7 7
Magic Weekend 9 4 5
Total 37 19 18

Hull FC all-time biggest Hull Derby victories

Year Venue Score
2019 KCOM Stadium 56-12
2015 St James Park 46-20
2008 KCOM Stadium 44-18

Hull FC all-time Hull Derby appearance makers

Ned Rogers 32
Danny Houghton 30
Mick Scott 28
Kirk Yeaman 26
Johnny Whiteley 24
Tommy Harris 24

Hull FC all-time Hull Derby try-scorers

Kirk Yeaman 17
Ivor Watts 15
Clive Sullivan 9
Ned Rogers 9
George Bateman 8
Johnny Whiteley 8

Hull FC’s year by year record against Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League era

N.B. If viewing on a smart phone tilt on it’s side to view all columns. Bold result indicates Hull FC victory.

2019

Venue Comp Result Gate Report
1 Craven Park Super League 16-18 12,100 Click Here
2 KCOM Stadium Super League 56-12 20,044
3 Craven Park Super League 10-18 10,221

2018

Venue

Comp Result Gate

Report

1

Craven Park Super League 30-22 TBC Click Here
2 St James Park Super League 34-22 TBC

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3 KCOM Stadium Super League 16-20 18,000

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2016

Venue

Comp Result Gate

Report

1

Craven Park SL 22-20 11,050

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2

St James Park SL 28-16 TBC Click Here
3 KCOM Stadium SL 36-12 17,481

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2015

Venue Comp Result Gate Report
1 KC Stadium SL 6-20 20,507 Click Here
2 St James Park SL 46-20 40,871  Click Here
3 Craven Park SL 22-12 11,350  Click Here

2014

Venue

Comp Result

Gate

1

Craven Park SL 20-21 10,197
2 Etihad Stadium SL 24-38

36,339

3

KC Stadium SL 28-0

18,104

2013

Venue

Comp Result

Gate

1

KC Stadium SL 10-23 19,064
2 Etihad Stadium SL 22-16

30,793

3 Craven Park SL 38-20

8,874

2012

Venue

Comp Result

Gate

1

KC Stadium SL 36-6 18,979

2

Etihad Stadium SL 30-32

30,763

3 Craven Park SL 32-18

9,086

2011

Venue

Comp Result

Gate

1

Millennium Stadium SL 22-34 29,323

2

KC Stadium SL 36-18

19,754

3 Craven ParK SL 10-17

10,250

2010

Venue

Comp Result Gate

1

Craven Park SL 18-14 10,089
2 KC Stadium SL 20-16

20,079

3 KC Stadium SLPO 4-21

17,699

2009

Venue

Comp Result Gate

1

KC Stadium SL 14-18

22,337

2 Craven Park SL 18-24

9,450

2008

Venue

Comp Result Gate

1

Craven Park SL 10-11 9,284
2 Millennium Stadium SL 17-22

22,000

3

KC Stadium SL 44-18

21,283

4 Craven Park SL 8-36

10,197

2007

Result

Comp Result Gate

1

KC Stadium SL 22-14

23,002

2

Millennium Stadium SL 10-14 32,384
3 Craven Park SL 30-20

9,035

4 KC Stadium SL 6-42

23,004

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