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Hull 26-6 Harlequins

Hull (22) 26
Tries: Lee, Briscoe, Hall 3 Goals: Tickle 3
Harlequins (0) 6
Tries: Sharp Goals: Purdham


Hull v Harlequins RL

Craig Hall's hat-trick saw Hull recover some lost pride and put a serious dent in the play-off hopes of Harlequins.

Tommy Lee pushed through for a fifth-minute try, which was quickly followed by another from Tom Briscoe.

The visitors, now with one win in 10, failed to cope with Hall, who scored his tries - all converted by Danny Tickle - within a 15-minute spell.

Will Sharp responded with a 67th-minute try but Hull snuffed out a fightback to register their 10th league win.

Quins will now need other results to go for them over the remainder of the weekend to keep their play-off hopes alive.


Hull coach Richard Agar:

"I thought there was some good stuff in there - we built up a good lead and we got the job done scoring some nice tries along the way.

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"We didn't set them too many parameters before the game, just play with your head up and play to the space.

"Craig Hall is a classic centre. Some of the tries he scored were classic centre play.

Harlequins coach Brian McDermott:

"I just said to them that while ever they've got that inner steel about them, we're in good nick. We're not the smartest team but as a group of people we're pretty strong.

"I think our form was more of a concern. I don't see that as a chance missed, our play-off chances started crumbling three, four, five weeks ago.

"Momentum is a funny thing. We started to lose a bit when we had some injuries. Just as they start coming back we don't seem to have the momentum."


Hull: Whiting, Calderwood, Briscoe, Hall, Raynor, Washbrook, Tansey, Dowes, Dowes, Lee, Cordoba, Manu, Tickle, Radford, Houghton, Moa, Lauaki. Replacements: G. Horne, Lauaki, Moa, Houghton, Lee.

Harlequins: Melling, Wells, Gafa, Purdham, Sharp, Dorn, Gale, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Randall, Heckenberg, Golden, Bryan, Williamson, Orr, Kaye, Ward. Replacements: Sharp, Orr, Bryan, Heckenberg, Kaye, Ward, Randall.

Referee: P Bentham (Warrington).



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