Hodgson wants ‘clarification’ on Connor sin-bin, provides injury update on Taylor and Tuimavave

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson has asked for ‘clarification’ on high tackles after Jake Connor was sin-binned in their 16-14 defeat to Wigan.

Connor was yellow carded for a head high tackle on Zak Hardaker, with the home side later scoring a try during that period that proved decisive.

Speculating on the challenge, Hodgson said: “I maybe need a bit of clarification around if anyone gets hit high, is it an automatic ten in the bin?

“He did hit him high I believe, but I do not know whether it warranted a sin-bin to be fair.

“Ultimately, we just have to look at that issue ourselves. We will have a look at the penalties and the six-again challenges we conceded and what we are doing to warrant those.”

Hodgson saw his side ultimately lose their unbeaten run this season, going down in the close fought contest at the DW Stadium.

The match was a tight affair throughout, possessing plenty of entertainment and controversy, with a racism allegation made by Hull player Andre Savelio likely to dominate the headlines.

Though the Hull boss was reluctant to discuss the alleged incident involving Savelio, he did open up on the injury situation as both Scott Taylor and Carlos Tuimavave left the field during the game, the former seen leaving the ground on crutches.

Hodgson added: “Scott Taylor’s injury is a concern. I am not sure the extent at the moment but it does not look good.

“Obviously, he was unable to continue. We will have a look at that, get it scanned and see what it is but it is disappointing for Scott and for us.

“Carlos got a head injury. He got a knock and started getting a little bit of a headache towards the back end and, obviously, he was no good to continue.”

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