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McRae elated as Salford stun Hull

28/03/2010 10:38:26 AM Comments (0)

Shaun McRae hailed his Salford side after they stunned high-flying Hull 26-20 to win in the Super League for only the second time this season on Saturday.

Hull were up 16-12 at half-time, but the home side fought back after the break with Salford winger Jodie Broughton scoring two tries.

"I was delighted with the performance," said McRae.

"We were impatient at times in the first half and deserved to be down.

"But we had a 100 per cent completion rate in the second half and that was the first time in my coaching career I have seen that."

Turning to Broughton and the impressive Daniel Holdsworth, whose late drop-goal capped Salford's victory, the coach added: "Jodie is getting better all the time but we have not seen the finished article yet.

"He has tremendous pace and strength and Daniel is an outstanding player and was particularly good in the second half.

"Steve Tyrer did brilliant work tapping back a kick for a try and it was a superb tackle by Willie Talau which prevented a late Hull score."

Hull coach Richard Agar demanded a major improvement from his side, who missed the chance to go third in the table.

"We shouldn't have been in the game near the end. Our first-half lead was arguably undeserved. We had a chance to nick it but it would have been unjust if we had."

Agar added: "Salford did the right things and we didn't.

"If we want to be title challengers, performances like this have to be few and far between and we need to fix things up urgently."

It was a bad day too for fans of Hull's city rivals Hull Kingston Rovers, who lost 16-10 at French side Catalans Dragons.

Tries from Steven Bell, Cyrille Gossard and Dane Carlaw plus two goals from Thomas Bosc saw the Dragons to what was only their second league win this season also.

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