Hull FC 20-26 Catalans Dragons

Saturday 22nd September 2018
KO: 17:00 - Round: 6

20-26 FT

HT: 4 10

Official: M Griffiths

Venue: KCOM Stadium

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Josh Griffin, Brad Fash, Fetuli Talanoa, Jamie Shaul,

  • Goals
    Jake Connor 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Sam Moa, Tony Gigot, Iain Thornley, Brayden Wiliame, Kenny Edwards,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater 2, Lucas Albert,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Kenny Edwards scored a 77th-minute try as Catalans Dragons returned to winning ways with a 26-20 victory over Hull FC.

Edwards powered over three minutes from time to give the visitors the lead and Lucas Albert converted to ensure they ended a run of six-successive Betfred Super League defeats dating back to July 21.

However, the pain goes on for Lee Radford’s side, who have now lost 10 consecutive games and have only one Super 8’s fixture at Wigan Warriors remaining to end the depressing sequence.

Tries from Sam Moa and Tony Gigot put the visitors ahead as Josh Drinkwater added the extras, while Josh Griffin, Brad Fash and a conversion from Jake Connor brought Hull back into the game.

Iain Thornley crossed over just before the hour to extend the Dragons' lead but Fetuli Talanoa replied moments later and Jamie Shaul added another for the hosts - with Connor on target with his second goal of the game.

But Brayden Wiliame was quick to respond at the other end before Edwards and Albert sealed the win late on.

Catalans Dragons boss Steve McNamara said: “We were in front for most of the time and looked as though it was going to get taken away from us. So, to come back with a couple of nice pieces of play in the last six or seven minutes, we are delighted.

“I can’t speak highly enough of the group. They have been incredible. This is our seventh trip to England in nine weeks and find some energy to play. I would have settled for a draw at the end but I’m delighted to get the win.”

Hull FC boss Lee Radford said: ”You can’t be disappointed with that result ultimately when we are defending like we are. You watch the tries we conceded: the system stuff you have to stand by them, the one-on-one tackles you have to make.

“We were mad with the football but we had two mavericks at half-back. There was no organisation and temperament in terms of patience but that’s what you have with those two blokes (Jake Connor/Hakim Miloudi) at six and seven."

  • 77: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Kenny Edwards
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lucas Albert
  • 75: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Brayden Wiliame
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 71: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 62: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 58: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Iain Thornley
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 50: TRY! scored for Hull by Brad Fash
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 36: TRY! scored for Hull by Josh Griffin
  • 34: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Tony Gigot
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Josh Drinkwater
  • 14: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Sam Moa
  • Key Performers

    Greg Bird

    Metres: 200

    Fetuli Talanoa

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Jamie Shaul

    Metres: 161

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull 4
    Catalans 5

    Goals:

    Hull 2
    Catalans 3

    METRES:

    Hull 1238
    Catalans 1394

    CARRIES:

    Hull 162
    Catalans 172

    TACKLES:

    Hull 348
    Catalans 303

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull 13
    Catalans 5

    PENALTIES:

    Hull 6
    Catalans 9

    BREAKS:

    Hull 10
    Catalans 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jamie Shaul 1 0 7 0 3 8 0 19 161 8.47 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Griffin 1 0 11 1 2 2 0 16 147 9.19 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Bureta Faraimo 0 0 10 1 1 5 0 12 133 11.08 1 3 3 0 0 0 1 1
    Scott Taylor 0 0 34 3 1 3 0 13 128 9.85 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 28 8 4 4 0 13 118 9.08 0 6 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Mickey Paea 0 0 20 1 3 2 0 11 97 8.82 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Fetuli Talanoa 1 1 5 1 0 8 0 10 89 8.90 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Masimbaashe Matongo 0 0 18 0 0 1 0 12 70 5.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Houghton 0 1 49 10 4 2 0 9 64 7.11 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Hakim Miloudi 0 0 15 1 4 5 0 6 55 9.17 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 43 10 2 1 0 8 34 4.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Fash 1 0 23 2 1 4 0 7 33 4.71 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jez Litten 0 0 33 6 3 3 1 6 29 4.83 0 5 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Jordan Lane 0 0 27 3 3 1 0 6 28 4.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Connor 0 2 11 2 3 4 9 8 27 3.38 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0
    Lewis Bienek 0 0 12 2 0 0 0 3 19 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dean Hadley 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 6 2.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Greg Bird 0 1 22 2 3 1 0 22 200 9.09 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Brayden Wiliame 1 0 6 0 2 6 0 14 151 10.79 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Iain Thornley 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 17 115 6.76 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 9 0 5 4 0 9 112 12.44 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Moa 1 0 26 2 4 1 0 16 110 6.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kenny Edwards 1 0 10 1 0 5 0 9 107 11.89 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mickael Goudemand 0 0 25 7 5 0 0 11 88 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Gigot 1 1 10 0 1 5 1 10 80 8.00 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Antoni Maria 0 0 18 6 4 2 0 13 73 5.62 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    David Mead 0 0 19 4 3 3 0 10 71 7.10 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 17 1 7 3 0 10 63 6.30 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 44 15 6 0 0 11 63 5.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lambert Belmas 0 0 12 4 1 0 0 5 57 11.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 24 2 2 0 0 5 40 8.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 0 25 4 4 1 1 5 28 5.60 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lucas Albert 0 1 24 3 3 0 1 2 21 10.50 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 1 9 0 3 2 8 3 15 5.00 0 0 1 0 2 2 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