Catalans 20 Hull FC 16

A late fight-back was not enough for Lee Radford’s side as Hull succumbed in sweltering conditions in Perpignan.


Speaking after the game, Hull FC Coach Lee Radford said: “I thought uncharacteristic errors probably put us on the back foot and didn’t allow us to build any pressure.

“Although we had two tries disallowed, we just couldn’t build any consistent pressure in the first half.

“We can’t sulk, we’ve got to get it out of our systems and build for Wakefield next week.”


Tries: Escare, Oldfield, Garcia, Millard Goals: Bosc 2

HULL FC (4) 16
Tries: Ellis, Yeaman, Shaul Goals: Rankin 2

Catalans: Escare, Oldfield, Pomeroy, Duport, Millard, Pryce, Bosc, Simon, Henderson, Lima, Taia, Whitehead, Baitieri.
Replacements: Bousquet, Mounis, Garcia, Williams.
Hull FC: Shaul, Lineham, Crooks, Yeaman, Talanoa, Rankin, Horne, Paea, Heremaia, Bowden, Ellis, Tuson, Westerman.
Replacements: Paleaaesina, Thompson, Hadley, Sa.
Referee: Phil Bentham (RFL).



Widnes Vikings 6 Hull FC 56

Hull made it two from two on the road with an impressive victory at Widnes. Lee Radford’s side put the Vikings to the sword with hat-tricks for both Callum Lancaster and Jamie Shaul.


Widnes: Hanbury; Owens, Dean, Marsh, Flynn; Brown, Gilmore; Johnson, Clarke, Kavanagh, Tickle, Galea, Leuluai.
Replacements: Allen, Joseph, White, Cahill.
Hull FC: Shaul; Talanoa, Crooks, Yeaman, Lancaster; Horne, Rankin; Paea, Houghton, Watts, Ellis, Tuson, Westerman.
Replacements: Paleaaesina, Heremaia, Thompson, Sa.
Attendance: 5,014
Referee: Matthew Thomason (RFL).