Hull FC 18-16 Warrington Wolves: Highlights, player ratings and talking points

Hull FC took on Warrington Wolves this afternoon at the MKM Stadium.

It was 12-12 at half-time after the two sides could not be separated and it was a highly entertaining affair.

That left a grandstand finish as Warrington scored in the last ten minutes only for Manu Ma’u to force his way over, and, with Luke Gale’s conversion, Hull ended up running out 18-16 winners.

Highlights

Josh Thewlis taking every bomb kicked to him by the Hull players – it was a superb performance from the young Wire fullback.

Connor Wynne slamming Jack Hughes to the floor was such a good tackle on a much bigger man.

Talking points

1. Nervous sides

Both Hull and Warrington looked nervous – as if they were playing under a great deal of pressure. And, the crowd was often tense at the MKM Stadium, too.

2 Hodgson’s relief

The relief on Hull FC boss’ Brett Hodgson’s face at the full-time whistle was incredible to see. He lived every minute and second of that game and what a finish it was for him.

3. Controversy

The on-field decision by referee Chris Kendall to award a try to Manu Ma’u in the last few minutes was one that couldn’t be disallowed by video official Marcus Griffiths even though the ball couldn’t be seen hitting the whitewash.

4. Warrington disjointed

There is still something wrong at Warrington as, with all their stars, they still couldn’t muster a win even though they held a lead going into the final moments of the game.

Player ratings

Hull FC

1 Jake Connor – 8
5 Darnell McIntosh – 6
23 Connor Wynne – 8
3 Carlos Tuimavave – 7
29 Jamie Shaul – 6
14 Joe Lovodua – 7
7 Luke Gale – 7
8 Ligi Sao – 8
21 Jordan Johnstone – 7
22 Josh Bowden – 6
13 Jordan Lane – 7
12 Manu Ma’u – 8
17 Brad Fash – 9
Substitutes
10 Chris Satae – 9
16 Kane Evans – 6
20 Jack Brown – 6
25 Mitieli Vulikijapani – 6

Warrington Wolves

22 Josh Thewlis – 9
2 Josh Charnley – 7
3 Peter Mata’utia – 8
4 Toby King – 7
5 Matty Ashton – 7
6 Gareth Widdop – 8
1 Stefan Ratchford – 7
10 Mike Cooper – 8
9 Daryl Clark – 9
16 Rob Mulhern – 6
13 Jack Hughes – 6
11 Ben Currie – 7
14 Jason Clark – 6
Substitutes
8 Joe Philbin – 6
15 Joe Bullock – 6
16 Danny Walker – 7
24 Ellis Longstaff – 7

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