Sunday 12th February 2017
15:00 - Round: 1

8-12 FT

( 2-6 HT )

Attendance : 7,027

Official: C Campbell

Venue: The Beaumont Legal Stadium

Sunday 12th February 2017
15:00 - Round: 1

8 : 12 FT

( 2 - 6 HT )

Attendance : 7,027

Official: C Campbell

Venue: The Beaumont Legal Stadium

Scorers

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Scott Grix,

  • Goals
    Sam Williams 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Jake Connor,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Jake Connor enjoyed a dream debut as Hull FC opened their Betfred Super League season with a gritty 12-8 win over Wakefield Trinity in testing conditions at the Beaumont Legal Stadium.

Connor eventually joined the Black and Whites in the off-season after a transfer saga with Huddersfield Giants and he scored the winning try 10 minutes from time having only replaced full-back Jamie Shaul on the hour mark.

Scott Grix, making the first appearance of his second spell at Wakefield, had appeared to have done enough to earn Trinity the points after a dull first half yielded just six points from the boot of Marc Sneyd and a Sam Williams penalty.

Wakefield had one last chance to snatch the victory but Grix was unable to touch down Tom Johnstone's kick in the dying seconds.

Hull coach Lee Radford said: "We've obviously had these conditions in Hull this week so we pre-ran it a couple of times. I thought we really saw the benefits of that.

"What we set about doing was making sure we fought, scratched and bit our way upfield and tried to snag something up there. We wanted to take the two (points) every opportunity we got."

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: "In those atrocious conditions, both teams need a round of applause. It was a tough game out there. They were two physical teams and both tries came from kicks so there wasn't much between the sides.

"We're obviously disappointed to concede that try late on but I'm happy with the effort and proud of the performance.

"There's a lot to be upbeat about although we lost the game.”

  • 71: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 71: TRY! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 44: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Scott Grix
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Sam Williams
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Sam Williams
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 7: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • Key Performers

    Marc Sneyd

    Forty Twenty 1

    Sika Manu

    Tackles 31

    Albert Kelly

    Tackles 34

    Scott Taylor

    Metres 142

    Bill Tupou

    Metres 135

    Craig Huby

    Tackles 32

    Head to Head

    Tries: 1-1

    Goals: 2-4

    METRES 1048 - 1199

    CARRIES 162 - 166

    TACKLES 354 - 336

    OFFLOADS 4 - 3

    PENALTIES 7 - 8

    BREAKS 1 - 1

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Scott Grix 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 7 34 4.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    David Fifita 0 0 27 8 0 2 0 17 128 7.53 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Anthony Walker 0 0 24 6 1 0 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Wood 0 0 23 2 2 0 0 5 28 5.60 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 47 11 3 0 0 16 100 6.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Kirmond 0 0 49 14 5 1 0 9 44 4.89 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Micheal Sio 0 0 27 3 2 0 0 10 62 6.20 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Mat Ashurst 0 0 26 5 1 0 0 15 104 6.93 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Huby 0 0 32 6 2 1 0 8 42 5.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Finn 0 0 21 6 0 0 0 1 6 6.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Anthony England 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Williams 0 0 16 3 4 1 3 5 18 3.60 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
    Jacob Miller 0 0 25 3 4 0 3 6 40 6.67 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 10 52 5.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Reece Lyne 0 0 9 1 1 0 0 13 69 5.31 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Bill Tupou 0 0 15 2 2 2 0 16 135 8.44 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Johnstone 0 0 4 1 0 2 1 15 131 8.73 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jake Connor 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 19 3.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 20 1 2 1 0 10 48 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Green 0 0 21 2 1 1 0 6 38 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Gareth Ellis 0 0 29 3 0 3 0 10 76 7.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 24 3 0 5 0 14 95 6.79 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sika Manu 0 0 31 4 1 1 0 8 70 8.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Liam Watts 0 0 28 5 1 0 0 16 117 7.31 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Houghton 0 0 52 11 1 7 0 9 96 10.67 0 7 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Scott Taylor 0 0 27 3 1 1 0 14 142 10.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 0 9 0 1 1 9 4 17 4.25 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 0
    Albert Kelly 0 0 34 6 1 2 1 11 53 4.82 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Fetuli Talanoa 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 11 77 7.00 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Griffin 0 0 9 0 0 1 0 9 74 8.22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 23 4 0 1 0 8 61 7.63 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mahe Fonua 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 15 111 7.40 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Shaul 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 11 90 8.18 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 18 6 0 0 0 4 15 3.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties