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19 Jun 2021

Savelio hat-trick helps Hull to huge win in Leigh

Savelio hat-trick helps Hull to huge win in Leigh

Andre Savelio scored a hat-trick of tries as Hull FC extended bottom side Leigh Centurions' winless league run to 11 games with a 12-try demolition to move back up to fifth in the table.

The visitors were ruthless, scoring seven first-half tries including Adam Swift's double, whose early score came from James Bell.

The hosts did rally with four-pointers for Ben Reynolds and Ryan Brierley.

But it was in vain as Savelio claimed a treble and Jack Brown and Chris Satae went over for a huge win at the Leigh Sports Village.

Reynolds' knock-on at kick-off set the tone as Jake Connor pushed across to score for Hull from the following set.

Quick hands from Liam Hood put Bell away for an immediate response but despite a couple of flickers of class throughout, Hull did not allow them to be competitive.

The Airlie Birds were dominant in the middle, with prop Satae at the fore to give his side a platform to attack.

Twice Swift found his way over down the left, Manu Ma'u scored in trademark steam-train fashion and Mahe Fonua crossed after a delicious soft pass from Connor at the line.

Bureta Faraimo and Savelio showed the right edge was equally adept, cruising in for scores as Leigh had no answer for Brett Hodgson's men.

Early tries were traded again in the second period, Connor Wynne finishing off a Connor break and Reynolds dummying to go over, before Hull again hit top gear.

Brown, Savelio twice down the right edge, and an unstoppable Satae brought the try count up to 12 and wrapped up an impressive win, with Brierley's two late tries for Leigh little consolation.