23rd March 2018, 22:41 | Hull

Hull FC dominate to add to Catalans' woes

Hull FC dominate to add to Catalans' woes

Hull FC 42-16 Catalans Dragons

Hull FC put their away day blues behind them as they continued their impressive home form in Betfred Super League by overcoming Catalans Dragons 42-16.

Recent defeats at Leeds Rhinos and Salford Red Devils mean Hull have lost all four matches away from home this season, but they maintained their 100 per cent record at the KCOM Stadium with an emphatic victory over the Dragons.

Josh Griffin and Fetuli Talanoa got the ball rolling for Hull and both registered tries in each half while Jamie Shaul, Scott Taylor and Jake Connor all crossed after half-time.

Marc Sneyd was successful with all six of his conversion attempts for Hull, for whom returning half-back Albert Kelly made a positive impact in his first start since suffering a head injury against Castleford Tigers last month.

Former Hull prop Sam Moa, Lucas Albert and Tony Gigot were the try-scorers for Catalans, who gave a decent account of themselves in the first half before falling away in the second half.

They remain rooted to the foot of the standings with just one win from their opening seven games.

Hull coach Lee Radford said: "There were some good responses from last week (against Salford), I thought, particularly from a lot of our senior blokes.

“Last week was a horrible weekend and we had a horrible week although you wouldn’t have thought that in our preparation.

“The players showed a response in their preparation and we saw a little bit of that tonight.”

Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: "I’m clearly disappointed with the end result, the scoreboard is ugly for us, but I honestly thought in the first half we showed enough there to be in the game and probably closer than the scoreboard was at half-time.

“But there was a 20-minute period in the second half where ultimately Hull scored tries at will, which is unacceptable from us. Our tackling was really, really poor during that period."

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