Not onto East Yorkshire, where similar superlatives befell Hull FC.
Hull enjoyed another season of ups and downs, particularly the former, but in the end, they were left to rue the fact of “What could have been?”
Nevertheless, the Airlie Birds returned was once again as a force to be reckoned with rather than merely to make up the numbers as we have a look at their 20th season in Super League!
Best Performance: Hull FC 43-24 Leeds Rhinos
Their greatest performance has to be their resounding win over Leeds Rhinos in the semi-finals of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.
Hull were vast underdogs heading into the game, despite being the reigning holders of the Challenge Cup, an honour they defended for the very first time in superb style.
Onto this match though, Hull started slowly as Leeds pounced with two tries from Ryan Hall, but the Airlie Birds remained strong and scored first half tries through Albert Kelly, Carlos Tuimavave and Chris Green.
The second proved to be more dominant as Tuimavave soon added a second followed by scores from Liam Watts, Jamie Shaul and Scott Taylor, with Kallum Watkins and Ashton Golding scoring consolations late on.
A result that put Hull through to the national stadium, where they edged out Wigan Warriors for the very first time on such an occasion but their semi-final win arguably remains their most memorable win of the season.
Especially as it turned out to be their only win in their five meetings with the Rhinos, effectively establish Leeds as Hull’s bogey team, but not on that day!