Hull FC 39-26 Wigan Warriors

Saturday 3rd June 2017
KO: 17:00 - Round: 17

39-26 FT

HT: 26 4

Attendance: 10,333

Official: P Bentham

Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Steve Michaels 2, Mark Minichiello, Danny Houghton, Jamie Shaul, Albert Kelly,

  • Goals
    Jake Connor 5, Nick Rawsthorne 2,

  • Drop Goals
    Albert Kelly,

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Tom Davies 2, Liam Marshall 2, Lewis Tierney, Joe Burgess,

  • Goals
    Liam Marshall,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Hull FC ended a three-match losing streak to move back into the top four of Betfred Super League following a try-laden 39-26 victory over Wigan Warriors.

The Black and Whites had not beaten the Warriors at the KCOM Stadium since February 13, 2009, but they managed to break that record due to their superior kicking performance - converting seven kicks to Wigan's one - after both sides ran in six tries.

Winger Steve Michaels got the hosts in front when he scored in the corner after just three minutes before second row Mark Minichiello, who signed a contract extension earlier in the week, increased Hull's advantage to 10-0 inside 13 minutes.

Michaels' second try of the match and Danny Houghton's touchdown put Hull in a dominant position before Tom Davies finally got Wigan on the board with a try on 36 minutes but Jake Connor added his fifth kick from seven attempts with a penalty on the stroke of half-time to put the hosts 26-4 ahead.

Tries from Liam Marshall and Liam Tierney reduced the gap to 26-14 before a magnificent kick-and-collect from Jamie Shaul opened up a 18-point cushion for Hull.

A full-length of the field score from Albert Kelly extended Hull's lead further before Joe Burgess gave Wigan some hope with a try of his own. Kelly kicked a drop-goal with five minutes left for Hull but Marshall grabbed his second try just 60 seconds later to round off an entertaining clash.

Head coach Lee Radford hailed Hull's youth system after his young side overcame an injury-hit Wigan.

"When I took the job I was envious of Wigan's depth," he said. "We're getting close to that now.

"We played well and we knew we couldn't panic when we were going to be penalised in the second half because we knew we would be after leading the penalty count (was) 7-0 at half-time."

Defeat for Wigan means the Cherry and Whites have not won in their last six Super League matches, picking up only one point in the process, and trail five points behind fourth-placed Hull. 

And, head coach Shaun Wane rued his side's performance, believing they were second-best through the match.

"We were miles off and we were too loose and gave too many penalties away," he said. "They were the best team.

"We need to get back to good defence. It was a poor and soft start and we gave ourselves too much to do.

"We scored some tries in the second half but it wasn't enough as we were out-muscled. We had too much defence to do and we have a lot to learn.

"We're a confident bunch but we're low on gas. Hull are the same with injures but they coped better."

  • 80: TRY! scored for Wigan by Tom Davies
  • 76: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 75: Goal scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 69: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Hull by Nick Rawsthorne
  • 66: TRY! scored for Hull by Albert Kelly
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Hull by Nick Rawsthorne
  • 59: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 56: TRY! scored for Wigan by Lewis Tierney
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 44: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 36: TRY! scored for Wigan by Tom Davies
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 29: TRY! scored for Hull by Danny Houghton
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 21: TRY! scored for Hull by Steve Michaels
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 13: TRY! scored for Hull by Mark Minichiello
  • 3: TRY! scored for Hull by Steve Michaels
  • Key Performers

    Albert Kelly

    Metres 153
    2 2

    Liam Farrell

    Metres 152
    5 5

    George Williams

    Offloads 5
    5 5

    Tom Davies

    Clean Breaks 4
    5 5

    Joe Burgess

    Metres 155
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull FC 6
    Wigan Warriors 6

    Goals:

    Hull FC 7
    Wigan Warriors 1

    METRES:

    Hull FC 1287
    Wigan Warriors 1200

    CARRIES:

    Hull FC 157
    Wigan Warriors 180

    TACKLES:

    Hull FC 293
    Wigan Warriors 303

    OFFLOADS:

    Hull FC 13
    Wigan Warriors 19

    PENALTIES:

    Hull FC 4
    Wigan Warriors 12

    BREAKS:

    Hull FC 8
    Wigan Warriors 9

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Steven Michaels 2 0 3 0 2 3 0 10 60 6.00 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Minichiello 1 0 28 2 7 4 0 10 100 10.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Houghton 1 2 47 6 5 0 0 8 63 7.88 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Albert Kelly 1 0 15 1 3 1 4 8 153 19.13 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Jamie Shaul 1 0 5 0 2 3 1 11 110 10.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Masimbaashe Matongo 0 0 18 3 1 0 0 12 70 5.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Brad Fash 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 6 37 6.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Downs 0 0 15 3 2 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Washbrook 0 1 28 3 2 2 0 8 57 7.13 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jansin Turgut 0 0 14 2 3 2 0 3 7 2.33 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sika Manu 0 0 21 3 3 3 0 12 102 8.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Thompson 0 0 27 3 5 2 0 11 96 8.73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Green 0 0 31 5 4 2 0 11 82 7.45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Connor 0 0 10 0 5 0 5 4 28 7.00 0 0 1 0 5 2 1 0
    Nick Rawsthorne 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 9 62 6.89 0 6 3 0 2 0 1 0
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 0 18 4 3 2 0 12 123 10.25 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Fetuli Talanoa 0 0 10 1 2 5 0 17 110 6.47 0 3 2 0 0 0 3 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Liam Marshall 2 0 10 1 2 7 0 11 85 7.73 1 3 1 0 1 3 1 0
    Tom Davies 2 0 3 0 0 3 0 15 117 7.80 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 2
    Joe Burgess 1 0 6 0 2 4 0 12 155 12.92 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lewis Tierney 1 0 10 0 1 2 0 13 68 5.23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sam Powell 0 0 26 6 2 0 0 1 1 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 26 5 2 4 0 19 132 6.95 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    William Isa 0 0 41 6 1 1 0 7 41 5.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 21 4 5 2 0 11 61 5.55 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Farrell 0 1 27 7 1 8 0 18 152 8.44 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 27 2 3 6 0 13 62 4.77 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Wells 0 1 20 6 2 0 0 4 22 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mike McIlorum 0 0 26 3 3 4 0 9 45 5.00 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Frank-Paul Nuuausala 0 0 15 2 1 1 0 8 63 7.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 9 2 1 4 5 9 62 6.89 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    George Williams 0 2 16 0 1 3 4 16 60 3.75 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 0
    Liam Forsyth 0 1 10 1 4 2 0 11 55 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
    Callum Field 0 0 10 2 2 0 0 3 19 6.33 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