Hull FC host Hull KR in the first derby of the 2020 Super League season on Friday night.
The bitter rivals first locked horns in a competitive fixture at Craven Street in 1899, a game Rovers won 8-2.
In the 120 years that have passed countless players have written their names into derby folklore, but who has played in the most derby games, who are the top derby scorers and which of the two sides can boast the proudest record?
We’ve got all the answers to those questions and so much more. With the help of Hull FC historian Bill Dalton, we can bring you the definitive derby statistical history.
Hull FC are currently leading the overall derby head-to-head and will be for some years to come having won 13 more games than the Robins, while the Black and Whites have also scored 321 points more than their great rivals since the first game.
Hull KR may have finished below FC in Super League in 2019 but they claimed the local bragging rights with two victories to one.
Since moving to the KCOM Stadium and KR’s return to Super League in 2007, derby wins have been fairly evenly shared, with FC winning eight and KR six of the 14 encounters at the KCOM.
Recently retired centre Kirk Yeaman has scored the most derby tries in history, while Danny Tickle sits top of the all-time points scorers thanks to his 10 points for Rovers in last season's derby games and Marc Sneyd made his way into a number of lists this year.
Below is the full list of derby records. The records are from competitive games only.
Hull FC wins: 119
Hull KR wins: 106
Hull FC points scored 3,100
Hull KR points scored: 2,779
Record by ground
The Boulevard: Played 94 (FC wins – 55, KR wins 31, 8 draws)
Craven Street: Played 21 (FC wins – 12, KR wins 8, 1 draws)
Craven Park (Holderness Road): Played 62 (FC wins – 21, KR wins 39, 1 draws)
Craven Park (Preston Road): Played 19 (FC wins – 10, KR wins 10)
Boothferry Park: Played 10 (FC wins – 7, KR wins 3)
Headingley: Played 5 (FC wins – 2, KR wins 3)
Wembley Stadium: Played 1 (FC wins – 0, KR wins 1)
Millennium Stadium: Played 3 (FC wins – 0, KR wins 3)
City of Manchester Stadium: Played 3 (FC wins – 1, KR wins 2)
St James’ Park: Played 3 (FC wins – 3, KR wins 0)
KCOM Stadium: Played 13 (FC wins – 8, KR wins 6)
The highest score recorded by either team is the 56 points registered by Hull in their 56-12 Super League win at the KCOM Stadium on Good Friday last year.
Rovers’ highest score is the 42 knocked up in a 42-6 Super League success at the KCOM Stadium in 2007.
Hull have failed to score in 14 Derby encounters. Rovers have been ‘nilled’ on 8 occasions. Hull recorded ‘Ducks’ in both League encounters in the 1902-03 Season.
In the History of the derby contests, the accolade of holding the ‘Highest Score’ tag has only changed hands on 5 occasions.
After the initial season in 1899-1900, when Rovers won the first game by 8-2, Hull countered that with scores of 11 and 20 in the two matches the following year.
Rovers surpassed that by a single point in 1906-07, Hull, in turn, scored a 33-7 victory at The Boulevard in 1908-09 before Rovers turned the tables later in the Season with a 35-4 success.
They raised the bar again to 39 Points in 1924-25 and to 42 in 2007. So when Hull recorded their 44 points in 2008, it was the first time in 99 years that Hull held the title of the highest derby score.
Most derby appearances
32 Ned Rogers (Hull FC)
30: Peter Flanagan (Hull KR)
30: Danny Houghton (Hull FC)
28: Clive Sullivan (18 FC, 10 KR)
28: Mick Scott (Hull FC)
28: Phil Lowe (Hull KR)
27: Mike Smith (Hull KR)
26: Kirk Yeaman (Hull FC)
25: Laurie Osbourne (Hull KR)
25: Jack Spamer (Hull KR)
24: Johnny Whiteley (Hull FC)
24: Gilbert Auston (Hull KR)
24: Tommy Harris (Hull FC)
24: H Bowman (Hull FC)
24: E Caswell (Hull FC)
24: J Cook (Hull KR)
24: A Moore (Hull KR)
Most derby tries
17: Kirk Yeaman (Hull FC)
15: Ivor Watts (Hull FC)
12: Clive Sullivan (9 FC, 3 KR)
11: Mike Smith (Hull KR)
9: Ned Rogers (Hull FC)
9: George Bateman (8 FC, 1 KR)
8: Johnny Whiteley (Hull FC)
8: John Moore (Hull KR)
8: Graham Paul (Hull KR)
8: Phil Hogan (Hull KR)
Most derby goals
66: Cyril Kellett (Hull KR)
66: Danny Tickle (56 FC, 10 KR)
47: Michael Dobson (Hull KR)
44: John Maloney (Hull FC)
43: Marc Sneyd (Hull FC)
39: Joe Oliver (37 FC, 2 KR)
Most derby points
138: Danny Tickle (128 FC, 10 KR)
132: Cyril Kellett (Hull KR)
103: Michael Dobson (Hull KR)
95: Joe Oliver (Hull FC)
88: John Maloney (Hull FC)
86: Mike Fletcher (Hull KR)
86: Marc Sneyd (Hull FC)
Most tries in a derby game
4: Tommy Glynn (1945)
4: Ivor Watts (1953, 1956)
Ivor Watts is the only player to score two derby hat-tricks and Frank Hurley (Australian), Tevita Vaikona (Tongan) and Fetuli Talanoa are the only overseas players to register hat-tricks.
17 players have scored a derby hat-trick, the most recent being Talanoa, Thomas Minns and Jordan Turner.
Most goals in a derby game
10: Marc Sneyd - Hull FC (2019)
8: Garry Schofield – Hull FC (1984)
7: John Maloney – Hull FC (1971)
7: Danny Tickle – Hull FC (2013)
7: Roger Millward – Hull KR (1969)
7: Steve Hubbard – Hull KR (1980)
7: Cyril Kellett – Hull KR (1964)
Most points in a derby game:
20: Marc Sneyd - Hull FC (2019)
18: Gary Pearce – Hull FC (1989)
16: Garry Schofield – Hull FC (1984)
16: John Dorahy – Hull KR (1986)