Hull FC 38-12 Huddersfield Giants

Thursday 1st February 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 1

38-12 FT

HT: 10 12

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: KCOM Stadium

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Albert Kelly, Fetuli Talanoa 3, Jake Connor, Jamie Shaul,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Ryan Hinchcliffe, Ukuma Ta'ai,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 2,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Hull FC will travel to Australia on the back of a stunning second-half display as they came from behind to defeat Huddersfield Giants 38-12.

The Black and Whites fly to Australia on Friday in preparation for the first Betfred Super League match to take place outside of Europe when they face Wigan Warriors in Wollongong in round two.

The hosts started in positive fashion with powerful forward play earning two penalties for Marc Sneyd to convert and put Hull into a 4-0 lead. 

Huddersfield grew into the game and quickfire tries from Ryan Hinchcliffe and Umaki Ta'ai put the Giants 12-4 ahead before Albert Kelly crossed to reduce the gap to 12-10 at the break. 

However, Hull ran in five tries in the second half with Fetuli Talanoa grabbing a hat-trick, while Jake Connor haunted his former side to touch down, Jamie Shaul crossed and Sneyd finished with seven goals as the hosts scored 34 unanswered points.

Hull head coach Lee Radford said: “It was everything I could have asked for. We got what we expected from them but when we went set-for-set with them in the second half, I felt we looked really strong.

“We looked sharp. I thought we looked really strong, physically really strong. Plus, we got exactly what we asked for and go on the plane with a W. We wanted to take some momentum on the trip."

Huddersfield head coach Rick Stone felt the scoreline slightly flattered Hull but believes his side can learn from their poor second-half showing.

“It was a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde (performance) really,” Stone said. “We competed really well in the first half.

“I’m disappointed that they scored a try right on half-time because I thought we worked hard for our two tries.

“But pretty much after that, we handed Hull plenty of opportunities, errors and camped ourselves in our own half. It turned into a little bit of a train crash really."

  • 78: Interchange Off for Huddersfield, Sebastine Ikahihifo Off
  • 78: Interchange On for Huddersfield, Daniel Smith On
  • 66: Interchange On for Huddersfield, Sebastine Ikahihifo On
  • 66: Interchange Off for Huddersfield, Paul Clough Off
  • 63: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 62: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 60: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 57: TRY! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 53: Interchange On for Hull, Scott Taylor On
  • 53: Interchange Off for Hull, Masimbaashe Matongo Off
  • 53: Interchange On for Hull, Jansin Turgut On
  • 53: Interchange Off for Hull, Sika Manu Off
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 49: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 45: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 37: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 17: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ukuma Ta'ai
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 14: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Ryan Hinchcliffe
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 2: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull 6
    Giants 2

    Goals:

    Hull 7
    Giants 2

    METRES:

    Hull 1378
    Giants 852

    CARRIES:

    Hull 163
    Giants 128

    TACKLES:

    Hull 297
    Giants 358

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull 11
    Giants 4

    PENALTIES:

    Hull 9
    Giants 10

    BREAKS:

    Hull 11
    Giants 0

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Sika Manu 0 0 15 2 1 3 0 12 132 11.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Josh Bowden 0 0 19 3 0 2 0 14 113 8.07 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Bureta Faraimo 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 13 112 8.62 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Scott Taylor 0 0 37 8 2 0 0 12 108 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jordan Abdull 0 0 22 3 1 3 1 10 92 9.20 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 1 26 1 1 2 0 12 91 7.58 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Fetuli Talanoa 3 0 2 0 2 4 0 11 90 8.18 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Shaul 1 0 3 0 0 3 0 11 87 7.91 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Houghton 0 0 48 9 1 0 0 7 85 12.14 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Masimbaashe Matongo 0 0 13 4 0 0 0 10 84 8.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Albert Kelly 1 0 14 0 1 5 3 10 83 8.30 2 1 2 0 0 0 3 1
    Josh Griffin 0 0 13 3 0 3 0 10 72 7.20 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Connor 1 0 10 0 0 1 0 10 63 6.30 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickey Paea 0 0 23 3 1 1 0 6 62 10.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Dean Hadley 0 1 30 5 0 1 0 5 60 12.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jansin Turgut 0 1 9 2 0 1 0 5 27 5.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Marc Sneyd 0 2 8 1 0 1 4 5 17 3.40 0 1 0 1 7 1 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 5 1 1 0 1 14 115 8.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 1 0 31 3 2 0 0 14 94 6.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 17 2 1 0 0 7 80 11.43 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 28 4 3 5 0 11 69 6.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Jordan Turner 0 0 20 3 2 0 1 8 65 8.13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Walne 0 0 29 3 5 0 0 12 65 5.42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 30 4 2 0 1 9 56 6.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 27 4 1 0 0 6 55 9.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Mamo 0 0 14 1 0 1 0 11 50 4.55 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 12 0 2 1 2 5 49 9.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 5 0 3 1 0 6 38 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 1 0 38 4 4 1 0 7 35 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 35 5 4 0 0 7 34 4.86 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 11 1 1 0 1 5 28 5.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 29 8 1 1 0 3 11 3.67 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Danny Brough 0 0 11 1 2 0 1 3 8 2.67 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 1
    Adam O'Brien 0 2 16 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 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