Friday 12th May 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 6

62-0 FT

( 28-0 HT )

Attendance: 6,470

Official: B Thaler

Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Steve Michaels 3, Josh Griffin, Mahe Fonua, Liam Watts, Scott Taylor, Jansin Turgut, Jordan Thompson, Jamie Shaul 2, Jake Connor,

  • Goals
    Marc Sneyd 2, Jake Connor 5,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Hull FC began their defence of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup in convincing fashion with a 12-try rout of a weakened Catalans Dragons side at the KCOM Stadium.

Australian winger Steve Michaels scored a hat-trick of tries as the Black and Whites cruised to a 62-0 sixth-round victory that would have been even more emphatic but for a rare off-day by goalkicking half-back Marc Sneyd, who succeeded with just two of his seven attempts.

Jamie Shaul scored twice while Josh Griffin, Mahe Fonua, Liam Watts, Scott Taylor, Jansin Turgut, Jordan Thompson and Jake Connor, who also kicked five goals, touched down for the hosts. 

The Catalans were 16-14 winners in Betfred Super League at the KCOM Stadium back in February but fielded just seven players from that game as coach Laurent Frayssinous demonstrated where his priorities lie after a run of three straight league defeats left them perilously close to the bottom four.

Hull coach Lee Radford was delighted with his side's win and said: "We spoke beforehand about knockout football being important to us and we were pretty close to our best." 

Frayssinous admitted afterwards: "It was men against boys. Defensively and offensively they were way too good for us, it's as simple as that."

  • 80: TRY! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 80: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 77: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 69: TRY! scored for Hull by Jamie Shaul
  • 56: TRY! scored for Hull by Jordan Thompson
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 49: TRY! scored for Hull by Jansin Turgut
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jake Connor
  • 44: TRY! scored for Hull by Steve Michaels
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 39: TRY! scored for Hull by Scott Taylor
  • 35: TRY! scored for Hull by Steve Michaels
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Hull by Marc Sneyd
  • 28: TRY! scored for Hull by Liam Watts
  • 24: TRY! scored for Hull by Mahe Fonua
  • 6: TRY! scored for Hull by Josh Griffin
  • 2: TRY! scored for Hull by Steve Michaels
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Hull FC 12
    Catalans Dragons 0

    Goals:

    Hull FC 7
    Catalans Dragons 0