Two coaches preparing to take charge of their first Super League games in their new positions collided as Wakefield Trinity, with an experimental side named by Mark Applegarth with Corey Hall at fullback and Samisoni Langi in the halves, hosted the near full strength Hull FC.
After being ‘unhappy’ with their last pre-season performance against Sheffield Eagles, this was a different story for Hull FC as they thumped Wakefield in the first half averaging almost a point per minute.
Four minutes into the game big Chris Satae got the ball rolling on the back of good work from his front row partner Scott Taylor whose drive and offload led the way for Satae to power over.
Four minutes later and it was 10-0 as new number seven Jake Clifford’s crossfield kick was taken by Adam Swift to score.
10 minutes later and it was a brace for Swift. Again good work from Clifford to find debutant from Leeds Rhinos Liam Sutcliffe who fed Swift for a great finish in the corner. 16-0 after 20 minutes.
Back from injury and Joe Cator was next on the scoresheet. Barely a minute since he came on, he took a lovely Josh Griffin offload – who was playing in the backrow – to score.
It was two tries in two minutes as a high kick forced an error which was taken by Brad Fash who found Jack Brown to score.
Before the break Sutcliffe would crown his debut with a try with the centre showing good feet to carve through and make it six first half tries.
The tries didn’t dry up in the second half either. After the left edge had enjoyed all the joy of the first half a ball from Joe Lovodua saw right winger Darnell McIntosh score.
Lovodua turned from provider to scorer when he darted after his own kick to score and make it 44-0.
It was then a hat-trick for Adam Swift as Liam Sutcliffe fed the ball to the former St Helens winger for Hull’s ninth try with the conversion registering the half century.
Try number 10 follow as young fullback Davy Litten wrapped up the dominant win for Hull as the won 56-0.