Saints retain Steve Prescott cup with dominant win over Hull FC!

Saints beat Hull FC 42-10 in East Yorkshire on Monday evening, as they retained the Steve Prescott trophy in impressive fashion with Jack Welsby, returning to the same ground where he wrote himself in the history books, bagging a hat-trick.

Saints took an early fifth minute lead in East Yorkshire as Joel Thompson reacted quickest to a James Roby grubber kick to score his first try for Saints. Lachlan Coote hit the post with the conversion, 4-0 Saints led.

Hull went close to levelling the scores five minutes later, but Jack Welsby made a great last ditch tackle to deny Bureta Faraimo scoring over on Hull’s right-hand side.

The Champions’ lead was extended in the 13th minute. Kevin Naiqama with a great one-handed offload down the right side to find Tommy Makinson and our winger forced his way over the try-line despite Connor Wynne’s best efforts to stop him. Coote’s conversion from the right touchline went wide, 8-0.

Then in the 19th minute Coote added a penalty from in front of the sticks after a high Ligi Sao shot on Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook to extend our lead to 10-0.

Welsby added our third try at the ground where he scored one of the most memorable tries in Saints history. A Lewis Dodd kick wasn’t dealt with by Hull, Coote threw it backwards where it landed in Welsby’s hands, and the makeshift winger dummied a few Hull tackles to score to the left of the sticks! Coote added the extras, 16-0 to the Saints.

Hull went close to grabbing their first try of the game ten minutes before the break after Saints could not deal with a high kick, fortunately for us though Welsby made another great try-saving tackle to prevent the hosts.

Saints looked like they had their fourth try five minutes before the break. A high Jonny Lomax kick was dropped by Adam Swift under pressure from Makinson, and Naiqama picked up the loose ball to score in the right-hand corner. However, the video referee deemed Makinson had obstructed the former Saint and the Black and Whites were awarded a penalty, it remained 16-0 to the Saints.

Hull then responded from the penalty, a high Marc Sneyd kick was not dealt with and the former Saint Swift picked up the loose ball to stroll in down the Hull left-hand side. Sneyd missed the conversion as Saints led 16-4 at the break after a dominant opening 40 minutes in East Yorkshire.

Hull grabbed another try six minutes into the second half. A high kick to their right-hand side was collected by Faraimo and the USA international scored in the right corner. Sneyd added the extra two points, 16-10 Saints led. Nine minutes later Saints won a penalty after Coote was caught high by Sneyd. The penalty hit the post but Saints managed to force a dropout after trapping Hull in-goal, it remained 16-10 to the Saints.

Coote had another chance to add two points a minute later, as Jordan Johnstone was sent to the sin bin for a late hit on Dodd, he made no mistake this time and extended our lead to 18-10.

We followed that up with our fourth try of the evening. A big Mark Percival break was followed by another carry down the middle from Coote, On the last Roby put through another grubber kick and Kyle Amor reacted quickest on his 200th Saints appearance to increase our lead! Coote added the extras from in front, 24-10 Saints led.

Our fifth try followed in the 67th minute. A grubber kick from Coote this time close to the Hull line found Naiqama and the Fijian made no mistake grounding the loose ball, and this time the try was awarded by the referee! Coote added the extras, 30-10 to the Saints.

Welsby looked to have grabbed his second try of the game after collecting a Lomax cut-out pass on the left wing. He ran in further to try and improve the kicking angle for Coote – and to score in virtually the same position as he did so in that historic Grand Final. Coote added the extra two to extend our lead to 36-10.

Welsby, who clearly loves this ground, crowned his performance by completing his hat-trick on the hooter. Dodd kicked a loose ball upfield before collecting it and finding his former Saints Academy partner in crime who ran almost half the length of the pitch to grab his third try of the game. Coote added the extra two as Saints added another two points to their tally and returned to Super League action in style.

Hull FC Team: Connor Wynne, Bureta Faraimo, Mahe Fonua, Cameron Scott, Adam Swift, Josh Reynolds, Marc Sneyd, Ligi Sao, Jordan Johnstone, Chris Satae, Manu Ma’u, Jordan Lane, Joe Cator.

Interchanges: Brad Fash, Ben McNamara, Jack Brown, Mitieli Vulikijapani.

Tries: Adam Swift (37), Bureta Faraimo (46)

Conversions: Marc Sneyd (1 from 2)

Sin Bin: Jordan Johnstone (58), Ligi Sao (72)

Saints Team: Lachlan Coote, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Jack Welsby, Jonny Lomax, Lewis Dodd, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Joel Thompson, Joe Batchelor, Morgan Knowles.

Interchanges: Matty Lees, Sione Mata’utia, Kyle Amor, Aaron Smith.

Tries: Joel Thompson (5), Tommy Makinson (13), Jack Welsby (23, 74, 80), Kyle Amor (63), Kevin Naiqama (67)

Conversions: Lachlan Coote (5 from 7)

Penalties: Lachlan Coote (2 from 3)

HT: 4-16

FT: 10-42

Attendance: 7038

Saints Line up

1 Lachlan Coote
2 Tommy Makinson
3 Kevin Naiqama
4 Mark Percival
1 Jack Welsby
6 Jonny Lomax
7 Lewis Dodd
8 Alex Walmsley
James Roby
15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
11 Joel Thompson
12 Joe Batchelor
13 Morgan Knowles
10 Matty Lees
11 Sione Mata’utia
18 Kyle Amor
19 Aaron Smith

Hull FC Line up

1Connor Wynne
2Bureta Faraimo
3Mahe Fonua
4Cameron Scott
5Adam Swift
6Josh Reynolds
7Marc Sneyd
8Liligiifo Sao
9Jordan Johnstone
10Tevita Satae
11Manu Ma'u
12Jordan Lane
13Joseph Cator
14Jack Brown
15Brad Fash
16Ben McNamara
17Mitieli Vulikijapani

Last updated 2 Aug 21 22:10:45

Time to get warm!


FT: ⚫⚪ Hull FC 10-42 Saints 🔵⚪

The Champions return to Super League action with an impressive win over in Hull! Get in!


Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooote adds the two as the hooter sounds!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 10-42 Saints 🔵⚪

Jack Welsby for Saints

HAT-TRICKKKKK! Welsby gets his third after Dodd’s breakaway! He LOVES it here!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 10-40 Saints 🔵⚪


Wow that really should have been another as Saints work it wonderfully out to the right, but Makinson can’t take Naiqama’s ball with the line looming…

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Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooote adds the two. Five to go!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 10-36 Saints 🔵⚪

Jack Welsby for Saints

WELSBYYYYY! Jack gets his second of the game and finishes one handed – in virtually the same place as THAT try……….

⚫⚪ Hull FC 10-34 Saints 🔵⚪

Yellow Card
Liligiifo Sao for Hull FC

Sao is sent to the bin.

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Lachlan Coote for Saints

Cooooote adds the two to bring the 30 up!

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Kevin Naiqama for Saints

KEVYYYY! And this one DOES STAND! Roby the architect again as he goes on the short side, finds Coooote and his grubber is touched down by Naiqama! Get in!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 10-28 Saints 🔵⚪

Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooooote adds the two!

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Kyle Amor for Saints

MARRRAAAAA is at it again!! Percy with a brilliant burst before Roby’s perfect grubber finds @kylejamor87 who goes over for his second try in as many games!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 10-22 Saints 🔵⚪

Lachlan Coote for Saints

This time Cooooote makes no mistake, slotting over the two!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 10-18 Saints 🔵⚪

Yellow Card
Jordan Johnstone for Hull FC

This time Lomax wins a penalty for a high shot and Johnstone is sent to the bin. Coote will go for the two…

⚫⚪ Hull FC 10-16 Saints 🔵⚪


Coooote wins a penalty after a high shot and goes for the two, but his kick hits the post, before we trap Hull in goal and will come again…

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This time we survive as Sao breaks through Amor’s challenge and the set results in a kick through just evading Faraimo.

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Saints work it well down our left, but Cooote knocks on and Hull survive…

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Marc Sneyd for Hull FC

Sneyd converts from the touchline.

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Bureta Faraimo for Hull FC

Hull get the first try of the second half as Bureta Faraimo reaches highest to beat Welsby to the ball to touch down.

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We are back underway in the second half! COYS!

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HT: ⚫⚪ Hull FC 4-16 Saints 🔵⚪

We lead at the break thanks to tries from Thompson, Makinson and Welsby. Swift with the late Hull score…


Sneyd’s kick misses to the left.

⚫⚪ Hull FC 4-16 Saints 🔵⚪

Adam Swift for Hull FC

Then straight down the other end, Sneyd’s high kick is fumbled by Cooote and Swift is there to score.

⚫⚪ Hull FC 4-16 Saints 🔵


We think we’ve scored again as the ball goes up, Makinson and Swift comepete for it and it falls for Naiqama who is there to touch down, but the video referee has spotted something…No try.

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-16 Saints 🔵


Knowles takes a breather as Sione Mata’utia is on….Matty Lees then takes a nasty head knock and is off for a head check. LMS is back on…

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Hull come forward but Swift is held up over the try line and they will come again as Matty Lees comes on for LMS…

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Amor is on for his 200th Saints appearance as Big Al makes way. Hull have lost their full back with former Saint Swift now at 1…

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-16 Saints 🔵⚪

Lachlan Coote for Saints

Coooooooote adds the two!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-16 Saints 🔵⚪

Jack Welsby for Saints

JACKKKKKKK! The boy just loves scoring here in Hull! Dodd’s grubber finds Cooote, who is pulled back, but he does brilliantly to tap the ball back to the supporting Welsby who goes over!

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Lachlan Coote for Saints

We win a penalty in front of the sticks and Coooooote takes the two to extend our lead…

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-10 Saints 🔵⚪


Cooote’s kick from the touchline narrowly misses, but we lead by 8…

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-8 Saints 🔵⚪

Tommy Makinson for Saints

TMAKKKKKKKKK! The ball is moved out to our righthand side and Naiqama does brilliantly to feed a one handed pass out the back to Makinson who powers over to defenders to score!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-8 Saints 🔵⚪


Hull win consecutive penalties as Saints are penalised for offside, but ‘Super Jack Welsby’ as the Saints fans sing to our left, forces the Hull winger in touch to save a certain try!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-4 Saints 🔵⚪


Coooote is unlucky as his conversion attempt strikes the sticks and comes back out. But we do have a penalty following the restart and we will come again…

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-4 Saints 🔵⚪

Joel Thompson for Saints

JTTTTTT! A first Saints try for @joel_thompson12 as he is quickest to react to James Roby’s grubber kick through! GET IN!

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-4 Saints 🔵⚪


We start well as Dodd’s high kick is grasped by Percival and on the last the ball finds its way to Naiqama who feeds Coote, but he is trapped and Hull survive….

⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-0 Saints 🔵⚪



⚫⚪ Hull FC 0-0 Saints 🔵⚪

Time to get warm!

Head over to our social media accounts to hear, pre-match from our Head Coach, Kristian Woolf.

Reporting for Super League duties! 👋

Kevin Naiqama is also set to play his 250th career game this evening…Well in Kevvy!


It’s 200 Saints games for Kyle Amor this evening! What an achievement…👏

And here is how our hosts will take to the field…

Here is how we will line up this evening!

❌ marks the spot….🏆


The pitch here in Hull is in great condition!

Hopefully, like last time out, the Saints can come away with the win. Stay with us to find out!

Who could forget the last time we visited here………….🏆 Oh what a night!

The The Steve Prescott Foundation Cup is up for grabs this evening! 🏆

We take a one match lead after our 34-16 win in Round 8! 💪


Remind yourself of our squad for tonight’s game. Who do you want to make the starting 13? Team news will be with you at around 6:15pm tonight.

Head over to our match preview story on our news section or homepage to read all the pre-match gossip including ticket news ahead of Saints return to Super League action tonight…

It’s GAMEDAY! Welcome to our live blog ahead of Saints clash with Hull FC live from the newly named MKM Stadium! The game is live on Sky Sports Arena but we have you covered here with kick off at 7:45pm!