A late try from Jamie Guy wasn’t enough for Wharfedale as they lost out 24-10 to Leicester Lions, while Otley were beaten at home 31-13 by Sale and Huddersfield went down 34-20 at Chester in National Two North on Saturday.
Romania international Steve Hihetah once again starred with a sensational display, scoring five tries in Hull’s 46-14 win at Sandal in the North Premier league.
The left winger had two in the first half, full-back Lee Birch also scoring a brace with off half Steve Johnson two from four with the conversions.
The hosts fought back with converted tries for centre Steve Nelson and for Greg Wood and were looking likely to turn things around until the final quarter when Hull and Hihetah ran riot late on.
The prolific winger scored three more tries, number eight Rupert Kaye also getting on the scoresheet to cap off the visitors’ fifth win of the campaign.
Elsewhere, Morley lost out 46-22 at home against Kendal, while Harrogate ran in five tries in a 36-3 win over Rossendale.
It was a bit of a family affair with Jake Brady revelling in a one-week loan from Darlington MP and ‘baby’ brother Sam celebrating his 100th game with a towering performance.
Rossendale held out for 15 minutes until flanker Guy Coser broke the deadlock from behind a driving maul. By half-time, Harrogate were 16-3 to the good, and went on to shut out Rossendale after the break.