Hull FC  34
St. Helens  6
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
22nd Jun 2023
Super League
AWAY
9937
(HT:22:0)

2 - Tee Ritson
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

3 - Konrad Hurrell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

4 - Will Hopoate
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

5 - Jonathan Bennison
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

GOALS
1
WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF

7 - Lewis Dodd
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2023 WCC

11 - Curtis Sironen
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

12 - Joe Batchelor
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF

15 - Sione Matautia
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

16 - Iggy Paasi
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF
2023 WCC

17 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

Age in brackets is at time of match - Total average age for this team is 0 - ** non-playing sub


COACH : Paul Wellens


(2022-10-05 : 2023-12-31 )


MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : Hull took an early lead at the MKM Stadium. A high kick to their right edge from Jake Trueman was caught by Darnell McIntosh, he offloaded on his inside to the returning Jake Clifford who dove low to open the scoring. Clifford was unable to convert his own try, 4-0 the hosts led. The Black and Whites increased their lead 15 minutes in. On the last, camped on the Saints line, Danny Houghton went down the short-side on their right edge and found Carlos Tuimavave who burrowed under a tackle to score from close range. Clifford added the extras, 10-0. A trip to the video referee soon followed. Hull spotted some open space down the Saints left edge and kicked early. Jack Welsby tried to let the ball run dead, but McIntosh was able to push the ball back infield and Trueman pounced on the loose ball to score. The try decision on-field was agreed with by the video referee after a lengthy review. Clifford converted, 16-0. Just before the break, the video referee was called into action again. Chris Satae was handed the ball from close range and was able to power his way over. The referee’s try decision being confirmed after a short review. Clifford converted, 22-0 the Red V trailed.

Saints grabbed the first points of the second half four minutes in. A big break down the middle from Konrad Hurrell laid the platform. On the last, Lewis Dodd found Welsby who threw a great cut-out pass to James Bell who scored under the sticks. Jon Bennison converted, 22-6. Hull added to their lead a few minutes later. The hosts again went down the short-side and Clifford put in a kick which was claimed by Scott, before he was able to spin over and ground the ball under pressure. Clifford added the extras, 28-6. Three successive penalties for Saints on the Hull line followed, with the final one resulting in a goal-line dropout. Saints were unable to capitalise however, as Joe Lovodua collected Dodd’s grubber kick on the last tackle following the restart. With less than eight minutes to go, Saints kicked low to the left corner, but the ball didn’t bounce right for Bennison, who fumbled the kick into touch. The video referee was called into action again with seven minutes to go. Clifford’s kick to their left corner was collected by Litten, he dove over acrobatically in the corner under pressure from Tee Ritson. Despite the on-field call of try, the video referee once again overruled the call, 28-6 it remained. Hull grabbed try number six with three minutes left. A Red V scrum in Black and White territory saw a loose pass from the scrum, which McIntosh picked up and raced away to score. Clifford converted, and at 34-6 it remained to the final hooter.

Thanks to the Saints' Media Center for their report.







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