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Memorable KCOM Stadium moments

We’ve travelled back in time to relive some of the super spring moments in Hull FC’s history.

We’ve travelled back in time to relive some of the super spring moments in Hull FC’s history.

With Hull FC boasting a rich heritage, dating back to 1895, there are so many incredible events that have taken place at their current home of KCOM Stadium, as well as The Boulevard.

We’ve teamed up with the club to talk about some of the amazing games and matches that have made a lasting mark on the players and fans.

In April 1999, a 16-year-old Richard Horne made his first appearance for the Black & Whites as they went head-to-head against Leeds Rhinos.

His career at the club lasted over a decade and a half, and this dedication is still celebrated today as he remains a member of the Hull FC Hall of Fame. Born in Hull, he went on to set a Super League record of tries scored in succession after he scored in 13 consecutive games during the 2006 competition. Today, he is an assistant coach for the club.

Thirty years earlier and Welsh legend, Clive A. Sullivan MBE, became the club’s all-time leading try scorer. He scored seven against Doncaster on 15 April 1968. It’s a record that is still yet to be beaten and one that sparked Sullivan’s successful three-decade career. In 1972, he was the captain of Great Britain and the following year the team won the Rugby League World Cup.

Sullivan is such a legend among the people of Hull that after his death in 1985, they named the city’s main approach road from the Humber Bridge after him. Clive Sullivan Way remains one of the most popular methods of getting into the city from the south to this day.

In 1957, April was the month that Hull FC won the Rugby League European Club Championship. This was the only trophy to be handed out as the competition only lasted for the 1956/57 season. The match was won by an impressive 35-12 against Halifax.

In 1914, Hull FC actually won their first ever Challenge Cup Final. This was shortly after they became the first team to take part in three successive Challenge Cup Finals in the years 1908, 1909 and 1910. Intriguingly, the 1910 final against Leeds was the first-ever drawn final.

Their victorious win was against Wakefield Trinity on 18 April 1914. At half-time, no one had scored but, by the second half, the Black & Whites began to dominate the game. Incredibly, four minutes from the end, the score remained at 0-0. Hull managed to win by a 6-0 margin when Herb Gilbert assisted Alf Francis on the opposite wing.

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