Ruthless Saints score 40 in Hull FC win

A ruthless performance saw Saints score seven tries in 40-12 victory over Hull FC. at the KCOM Stadium on Friday night.

A first half dominated by Saints saw tries through Morgan Knowles, Theo Fages and Lachlan Coote with all three tries converted by the full back.

Saints started the second half in the manner in which we started the first with Regan Grace scoring in the corner. Jack Ashworth scored shortly after finishing off an excellent Saints move before Jonny Lomax and a Coote second meant Saints hit the 4o point mark. Hull pulled two consolation tries back through Jamie Shaul and Ratu Naulago, but Saints came away with a 40-12 victory.

Inside a raucous KCOM Stadium, Saints got off to the perfect start in the opening minutes as Knowles took a short ball from LMS and stepped back inside two Hull defenders to score next to the posts. Coote with the extras.

Saints were in again on the next set as a break from Knowles took Saints up the field and on the last a high kick from Fages was fumbled backwards by Ratu Naulago and the Frenchman was first to pounce on the loose ball to score. Coote added the two giving Saints a 12-0 lead.

Saints third try of the first half came through Coote. It was the full back who put Tommy Makinson away down the line with an excellent cut out pass before the winger kicked the ball inside only for Marc Sneyd to fumble under pressure from Kev Naiqama and Coote was first to the ball to touchdown.

Saints started the second half with their fourth try through Grace. Coote found the gap before his pass hit a Hull player and found its way to Lomax and he fed Mark Percival who put Grace in at the corner.

The scoring didn’t stop there as two tries in as many minutes followed from Ashworth and Lomax to put the game beyond doubt. Great handling from Kyle Amor and Fages resulted in Lomax feeding Ashworth and the forward powered his way over under the sticks. Coote again converted.

Lomax was in to score next after a flowing move down the Saints left edge finished with Percival feeding Grace and he laid the ball back inside to our number one to get in on the act.

Saints final try of the game came through the excellent Coote as the full back started the move finding Percival and he played the ball back inside to our full back who touched down under the posts. Coote added the two to his own try bringing up the 40 point mark in the process.

Hull scored two quick fire tries through Shaul and Naulago both in the Saints left corner which ultimately proved to be consolations as we came away from the KCOM Stadium with a seven try, 40-12 victory and the Steve Prescott MBE trophy.

Match Summary

Hull FC: Shaul, Naulago, Connor, Griffin, Faraimo, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Paea, Manu, Minichiello, Westermann.

Interchanges: Bowden, Ellis, Fash, Tuimavave.

Tries: Shaul (67), Naulago (70)

Goals: Sneyd ( 2 from 2)

St Helens: Coote; Makinson, Naiqama, Percival, Grace; Lomax, Fages, Thompson, Bentley, Walmsley, Knowles, Peyroux, LMS.

Interchanges: Amor, Paulo, Lees, Ashworth.

Tries: Knowles (6), Fages (8),Coote (22,57), Grace (46), Ashworth (51), Lomax (54).

Goals: Coote (6 from 7)

Referee: Chris Kendell

HT: 0-18

FT: 12-40

ATT: 11,311

Saints Line up

1 Lachlan Coote
2 Tommy Makinson
3 Kevin Naiqama
4 Mark Percival
5 Regan Grace
6 Jonny Lomax
7 Theo Fages
8 Alex Walmsley
12 James Bentley
10 Luke Thompson
13 Morgan Knowles
12 Dominique Peyroux
15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
10 Matty Lees
18 Joseph Paulo
18 Kyle Amor
17 Jack Ashworth

Hull FC Line up

1Jamie Shaul
2Bureta Faraimo
3Josh Griffin
4Jake Connor
5Ratu Naulago
6Albert Kelly
7Marc Sneyd
8Scott Taylor
9Danny Houghton
10Mickey Paea
11Sika Manu
12Mark Minichiello
13 Joe Westerman
14 Carlos Tuimavave
15Josh Bowden
16Gareth Ellis
17Brad Fash

Last updated 5 Jul 19 21:27:52

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A ruthless second half display with tries from Grace, Ashworth, Lomax and a second from Cooooote means we march on again!


The game has settled down a little bit now after a flurry of second half tries. Three minutes to go!

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Marc Sneyd for Hull FC

Sneyd again kicks the extras from the touchline.

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Ratu Naulago for Hull FC

Naulago is in at the same corner as Hull FC score again.

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Marc Sneyd for Hull FC

Sneyd, as he often does, kicks the touchline conversion.

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Jamie Shaul for Hull FC

Hull FC do get a consolation try as Shaul goes over in the corner.

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Saints come forward again, but Peyroux’s pass is a mile forward in truth and Hull have some rest-bite in what has been a ruthless second half display from Saints on the whole.

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The hosts win a penalty and come forward looking for what only will be a consolation now, but Bentley puts in a big hit and again the Saints defence comes up trumps.

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Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooote converts his try easily and the 40 point mark is up!

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Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooote grabs his second! It’s the full back who starts the move. He finds Percival who plays the ball back inside to Coooooote again to stroll under the sticks!

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Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooote again makes no mistake and this is a clinical Saints performance this evening!

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Jonny Lomax for Saints

Lomax this time! Percival finds Grace out wide and he feeds the ball back inside for the arriving Lomax who runs free to touch down to the left of the sticks!

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Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooote adds the extras from right in front and it’s the Saints fans in the far corner who are making all the noise!

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Jack Ashworth for Saints

Ashworth gets in on the act! Great play from Kyle Amor and Fages results in Lomax feeding Jack who powers his way over under the sticks!

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Coote misses the touchline conversion.

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Regan Grace for Saints

Regannnnnn! Coooote breaks the line, before the ball hits a Hull player and finds it’s way to Lomax who finds Percival and he feeds Regan to score in the corner!

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Hull start the half lively, but Kelly is penalised for a forward pass and now Saints come forward. Can we extend our lead further?

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Here we go! The second half is back under way at the KCOM Stadium!

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We lead at the break after an entertaining half of rugby league. Converted tries from Knowles, Fages and Coote put us in control!


It’s end to end! Kelly breaks through again before Coooote brings him down before the half back is penalised for a forward pass!

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Cooooote has a chance to feed Grace in the corner, but his cut-out pass flies just too high and Regan can only palm into touch as we approach half time.

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Hull FC think they have scored in the corner, but Connor is penalised for pulling a Saints player back from getting to the ball!

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Hull FC survive again as Knowles wins a penalty, but LMS couldn’t latch onto Jack Ashworth’s short ball.

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Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooooooote converts his own try and we go further in front!

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Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooooote! The ball finds its way to Coote who finds Makinson and he kicks the ball through. Sneyd fumbles under pressure from Kev Naiqama and Cooooote is there to pounce!!

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Hull FC win a penalty after Jonny Lomax is penalised, but James Bentley steals the ball from Marc Sneyd and Saints come again…

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The dangerous Albert Kelly breaks through the Saints line, but Percival comes to the rescue again grabbing hold of the half back’s kick through. The atmosphere inside the KCOM is electric!

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The ball is played from right to left and it eventually finds Regan Grace on the left touchline, but he is forced into touch.

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Mark Minichiello now knocks and Saints have the ball back before we win another penalty in this game which is full of errors early on!

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Fantastic Saints defence results in Percy clattering into Jake Connor and he knocks on as Saints restart on the 10 metre line, but Big Al then knocks on and Hull will come again.

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Luke Thompson knocks on from the kick off and Hull FC have a chance to hit straight back here…

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Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooote adds the two from in front of the sticks!

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Theo Fages for Saints

We are in again through Fages who kicks a high bomb into the sun which is fumbled backwards by Naulago and Theo is there himself to pounce and score. Get in!!

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Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooooote makes no mistake and extends our lead!

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Morgan Knowles for Saints

KNOWLESSSY! LMS finds Morgan with a short ball and Knowles runs a great line to score next to the posts. Get in!

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Hull penalised for offside and Saints have a set of six in the hosts half as Shaul hobbles back to full back.

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Hull FC’s full back Jamie Shaul is in trouble here. He picked up a knock in the first minute and Jake Connor has slotted in as both sides have exchanged sets early on.

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Referee Chris Kendall gets this game under way here at the KCOM Stadium! COYS!

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