Hull FC 0-45 St Helens

Saturday 20th May 2017
KO: 16:45 - Round: 14

0-45 FT

HT: 0 19

Attendance: 35,361

Official: R Hicks

Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle

  • Hull FC

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Alex Walmsley 2, Ryan Morgan, Morgan Knowles, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Tommy Makinson, Regan Grace 2,

  • Goals
    Mark Percival 6,

  • Drop Goals
    Matty Smith,

Official Report / Commentary

St Helens produced a sensational performance in front of watching new coach Justin Holbrook to rout second-placed Hull FC 45-0.

Alex Walmsley and Regan Grace each crossed twice as Saints bounced back from last week's hammering to Castleford Tigers in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup in style, denying Hull the chance to move top of Betfred Super League. 

Walmsley, Ryan Morgan and Morgan Knowles scored tries in the first 40 minutes and Matty Smith kicked a drop goal to give Saints a 19-0 lead at half-time, when Australian Holbrook was pictured addressing his team.

Walmsley and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook went over in the space of 15 minutes in the second half and Tommy Makinson scored in stunning style on his 150th appearance, shrugging off a couple of tackles before racing the length of the field. 

The onslaught did not stop there for Hull as Grace crossed twice in the final 10 minutes.

Holbrook revealed afterwards: "I definitely just wanted to get straight into it and the assistants were waiting for me to get here, so I didn't want to ease my way in.

"I felt they needed a fresh face and I was lucky enough to be that. It just was good timing for me."

Hull head coach Lee Radford said: "We threw jabs and they threw bombs, and I think that's probably the best way I can describe it.

"Alex Walmsley looked like Superman out there, we had the Marvel shirts on (and) he should have had the Superman one on."

  • 77: TRY! scored for St Helens by Regan Grace
  • 70: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 70: TRY! scored for St Helens by Regan Grace
  • 62: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 62: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 54: TRY! scored for St Helens by Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
  • 46: TRY! scored for St Helens by Alex Walmsley
  • 46: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 40: Goal scored for St Helens by Matty Smith
  • 23: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 23: TRY! scored for St Helens by Morgan Knowles
  • 18: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 18: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ryan Morgan
  • 16: TRY! scored for St Helens by Alex Walmsley
  • 16: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • Key Performers

    Alex Walmsley

    Metres: 170

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull FC 0
    St Helens 8

    Goals:

    Hull FC 0
    St Helens 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Steven Michaels 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 17 147 8.65 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Griffin 0 0 8 2 1 1 0 13 122 9.38 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 33 4 3 2 0 15 90 6.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Sika Manu 0 0 46 9 1 2 0 13 78 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 19 2 3 1 1 11 70 6.36 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Jamie Shaul 0 0 3 0 1 3 2 10 60 6.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Taylor 0 0 30 3 1 0 0 6 59 9.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Bowden 0 0 30 5 0 0 0 9 57 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jansin Turgut 0 0 18 5 1 0 0 9 56 6.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 22 1 3 0 0 9 47 5.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Green 0 0 27 3 5 0 0 5 46 9.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Watts 0 0 30 5 6 1 0 9 40 4.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Danny Houghton 0 0 68 14 0 1 0 7 37 5.29 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Albert Kelly 0 0 26 5 3 0 3 7 35 5.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Brad Fash 0 0 32 7 1 0 0 4 32 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Marc Sneyd 0 0 8 0 1 2 4 3 15 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Danny Washbrook 0 0 8 2 0 0 0 2 9 4.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Thomas Makinson 1 0 3 0 0 4 0 14 222 15.86 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Walmsley 2 0 11 2 2 6 0 21 170 8.10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James Roby 0 1 30 5 0 5 1 16 137 8.56 1 12 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kyle Amor 0 0 16 5 1 2 0 17 132 7.76 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Zeb Taia 0 0 31 3 0 1 0 14 129 9.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Luke Douglas 0 0 28 5 0 0 0 16 119 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 24 2 1 1 0 15 119 7.93 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 1 0 14 1 0 2 0 17 114 6.71 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Regan Grace 2 0 4 0 0 1 0 11 91 8.27 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Swift 0 0 7 0 2 3 0 11 84 7.64 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Percival 0 2 15 1 1 2 0 13 74 5.69 0 0 2 0 6 2 1 2
    Morgan Knowles 1 0 22 5 0 0 0 9 71 7.89 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Morgan 1 0 16 0 1 3 0 9 66 7.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jon Wilkin 0 0 23 6 1 0 1 7 40 5.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tommy Lee 0 1 24 3 1 0 0 5 29 5.80 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Smith 0 2 16 1 3 0 10 3 20 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Theo Fages 0 0 29 3 2 0 1 2 10 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

    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