Widnes Vikings 0-38 Hull FC

Thursday 11th August 2016
KO: 20:00 - Round: 2

0-38 FT

HT: 0 22

Attendance: 4,359

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Select Security Stadium Halton

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull FC

  • Tries
    Jordan Abdull, Fetuli Talanoa 3, Mahe Fonua, Steve Michaels, Dean Hadley,

  • Goals
    Jordan Abdull 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Fetuli Talanoa scored a hat-trick of tries as First Utility Super League leaders Hull FC romped to a 38-0 victory against Widnes Vikings.

Talanoa scored twice in the first half and added another in the 70th minute as Hull extended their lead at the top of the Super 8s to three points with a dominant display against a youthful Vikings side.

Jordan Abdull barged over in the 22nd minute for the game's first points and then slotted over his first of five goals.

Talanoa then got his first five minutes later, collecting Kirk Yeaman's pass to go over on the left touchline.

Mahe Fonua forced his way over for try number three before Talanoa's second five minutes before the interval, the winger charging 30 metres to score.

Hull added 16 more points in the second period, Steve Michaels collecting a high ball ahead of Patrick Ah Van before touching down, Dean Hadley bursting on to Abdull's pass and going over and Talanoa rounding things off after again being put into the corner by Yeaman.

Hull coach Lee Radford was full of praise for the hat-trick hero.

He said: "Fetuli was fantastic. We've kind of expected this of him. He was top drawer tonight and we rely heavily on him.

"He still continues to do what he does despite teams doing their homework on him."

Radford added: "I'm pleased with the scoreline and pleased with the zero – it's the first one of the season."

Vikings coach Denis Betts said: "They were better than us, simple as that. Hull are the side to beat at the moment.

"They can be really successful this year and that's got to be good for Hull and Super League and of course the chairman who has invested heavily in them."

  • 70: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jordan Abdull
  • 58: TRY! scored for Hull by Dean Hadley
  • 51: TRY! scored for Hull by Steve Michaels
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jordan Abdull
  • 35: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jordan Abdull
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jordan Abdull
  • 32: TRY! scored for Hull by Mahe Fonua
  • 27: TRY! scored for Hull by Fetuli Talanoa
  • 22: TRY! scored for Hull by Jordan Abdull
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Hull by Jordan Abdull
  • Key Performers

    Scott Taylor

    Metres 151
    2 2

    Fetuli Talanoa

    Tries 3
    2 2
    Metres 164
    Clean Breaks 3

    Chris Houston

    Tackles 53
    6 6

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Widnes Vikings 0
    Hull FC 7

    Goals:

    Widnes Vikings 0
    Hull FC 5

    METRES:

    Widnes Vikings 1054
    Hull FC 1455

    CARRIES:

    Widnes Vikings 135
    Hull FC 212

    TACKLES:

    Widnes Vikings 439
    Hull FC 261

    OFFLOADS:

    Widnes Vikings 6
    Hull FC 15

    PENALTIES:

    Widnes Vikings 11
    Hull FC 8

    BREAKS:

    Widnes Vikings 3
    Hull FC 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Connor Farrell 0 0 30 5 3 0 0 6 56 9.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jay Chapelhow 0 0 25 4 1 0 0 6 41 6.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Macgraff Leuluai 0 0 26 3 1 0 0 4 27 6.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Manese Manuokafoa 0 0 23 2 1 0 0 5 29 5.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Hep Cahill 0 0 45 6 3 0 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 3
    Matt Whitley 0 0 37 9 3 0 0 7 67 9.57 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Houston 0 0 53 10 3 0 0 15 89 5.93 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Greg Burke 0 0 33 2 0 0 0 3 22 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lloyd White 0 0 36 7 5 1 0 8 89 11.13 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Buchanan 0 0 28 3 0 0 0 5 26 5.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Aaron Heremaia 0 0 38 4 0 0 0 7 34 4.86 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Kevin Brown 0 0 14 0 2 1 6 9 37 4.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Patrick Ah Van 0 0 6 1 0 2 0 11 133 12.09 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Corey Thompson 0 0 12 0 3 2 0 10 86 8.60 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Edward Chamberlain 0 0 9 1 3 1 1 4 31 7.75 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Ince 0 0 13 1 1 1 1 11 76 6.91 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Mellor 0 0 11 0 1 4 2 14 144 10.29 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Fetuli Talanoa 3 0 2 2 1 4 0 15 164 10.93 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mahe Fonua 1 0 15 2 2 6 0 13 95 7.31 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Steven Michaels 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 8 46 5.75 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Abdull 1 1 13 3 2 4 3 14 68 4.86 1 1 1 0 5 2 0 1
    Dean Hadley 1 0 19 5 0 2 0 12 67 5.58 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kirk Yeaman 0 2 5 0 2 1 1 10 66 6.60 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Jamie Shaul 0 0 6 0 1 2 2 16 111 6.94 0 4 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Carlos Tuimavave 0 1 18 0 1 0 2 10 46 4.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
    Scott Taylor 0 0 18 3 1 2 0 18 151 8.39 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Houghton 0 1 39 5 1 1 0 9 58 6.44 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Watts 0 0 16 1 0 1 0 15 87 5.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Sika Manu 0 0 14 3 0 0 0 11 53 4.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mark Minichiello 0 0 27 4 0 3 0 12 82 6.83 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 1
    Gareth Ellis 0 0 17 2 0 0 0 6 31 5.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Green 0 0 18 3 0 0 0 13 121 9.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Bowden 0 0 18 2 0 1 0 18 126 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Frank Pritchard 0 0 11 4 1 2 0 12 83 6.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties