Friday 18th August 2017
20:00 - Round: 3

18-46 FT

( 12-22 HT )

Attendance :

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull

Friday 18th August 2017
20:00 - Round: 3

18 : 46 FT

( 12 - 22 HT )

Attendance :

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull

Scorers

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Gareth Ellis, Jake Connor, Josh Griffin,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Darnell McIntosh 2, Lee Gaskell 3, Alex Mellor, Tyler Dickinson, Kruise Leeming,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 4, Jordan Rankin 3,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Lee Gaskell helped ruin Gareth Ellis' big night as Ladbrokes Challenge Cup holders Hull FC suffered a 46-18 defeat to top-four outsiders Huddersfield Giants at the KCOM Stadium.

The former St Helens, Salford Red Devils and Bradford Bulls star scored a hat-trick and winger Darnell McIntosh touched down twice after Ellis, in his 450th career game, gave Wembley-bound Hull an early advantage.

Lee Radford's Black and Whites played with next weekend's Challenge Cup final clearly on their minds as Huddersfield responded from their previous week's defeat at Hull's final opponents Wigan Warriors.

Hull started brightly enough by twice leading early on including Ellis' proud moment in his big match - two days after announcing his retirement at the end of the season.

However, with the pressure off Huddersfield set about making one last-ditch attempt to reach the play-off semi-finals.

Alex Mellor, Tyler Dickinson and Kruise Leeming also crossed for the Giants, with Jake Connor - against his former club - and Josh Griffin responding for out-of-sorts Hull.

Hull head coach Radford said: “Huddersfield ran harder than we hit. And it is a really simple game when you break it down like that.

“Wembley is irrelevant. Wigan have won, Leeds have won and they are three points above us.

“I really hope we put some huge significance on the Leeds game the following Thursday. I am really focused on that game now.”

Giants head coach Rick Stone said: “Let’s just hope we keep performing and by the time the Super 8s finish, if we are close enough, we are good enough.

“A few weeks ago we played Hull here in a bit of a knock 'em down, drag 'em out affair.

“We learned a bit from that game and tried to play through them a bit more. We got some good results with that and the boys stayed at the plan which was nice. Our ball control was better and the result showed in the end.” 

  • 70: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Jordan Rankin
  • 70: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Jordan Rankin
  • 67: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Kruise Leeming
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 64: TRY! scored for Hull by Josh Griffin
  • 57: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Jordan Rankin
  • 51: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Tyler Dickinson
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 39: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 31: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Alex Mellor
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 28: TRY! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 23: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Lee Gaskell
  • 19: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 10: TRY! scored for Hull by Gareth Ellis
  • 10: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • Head to Head

    Tries: 3-8

    Goals: 3-7

    METRES 1109 - 1589

    CARRIES 125 - 189

    TACKLES 389 - 247

    OFFLOADS 16 - 6

    PENALTIES 8 - 7

    BREAKS 7 - 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Gareth Ellis 1 0 28 5 0 1 0 8 47 5.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Griffin 1 0 23 1 1 4 0 13 142 10.92 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jake Connor 1 0 10 0 1 1 1 9 79 8.78 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sika Manu 0 0 19 2 0 0 0 5 48 9.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 29 7 0 0 0 4 26 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 20 4 3 1 0 7 47 6.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Green 0 0 26 9 3 0 0 6 54 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jansin Turgut 0 0 24 6 5 0 0 7 59 8.43 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 34 4 3 1 0 5 87 17.40 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
    Liam Watts 0 0 28 4 1 0 0 6 88 14.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Houghton 0 2 40 1 3 0 0 6 46 7.67 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Bowden 0 0 37 7 0 1 0 6 44 7.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 0 24 5 0 1 4 2 8 4.00 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 1 24 1 0 3 0 8 88 11.00 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Fetuli Talanoa 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 11 93 8.45 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mahe Fonua 0 0 13 1 1 0 1 11 68 6.18 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 0
    Steven Michaels 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 11 85 7.73 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Lee Gaskell 3 1 22 2 1 1 6 9 60 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Darnell McIntosh 2 0 4 1 1 4 1 15 145 9.67 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Mellor 1 0 18 4 1 1 0 11 98 8.91 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 1 1 18 4 2 1 0 8 37 4.63 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Tyler Dickinson 1 0 11 2 0 2 0 12 128 10.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 6 42 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jermaine McGillvary 0 0 6 1 3 2 0 14 182 13.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Rankin 0 3 6 0 1 0 0 17 120 7.06 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 1
    Danny Brough 0 0 5 0 0 0 3 3 17 5.67 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 1
    Shannon Wakeman 0 0 21 3 1 0 0 12 94 7.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 16 4 0 8 0 9 135 15.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 16 1 0 1 0 13 77 5.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 21 1 1 0 0 18 152 8.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 18 2 0 0 0 13 88 6.77 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 1 16 4 2 0 0 3 27 9.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 22 4 0 0 0 14 111 7.93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Smith 0 1 18 2 1 1 0 12 76 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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