Hull FC dominated by Catalans Dragons who lay down a real marker

It was a clash between two teams with two wins to start the season in France tonight.

Hull FC came into the game after beating Grand Finalists Leeds Rhinos but a trip to France is always tough and early on they needed a try saver from Darnell McIntosh to deny Adam Keighran.

Keighran did eventually score the first points of the game when he nailed a penalty for a high shot after six minutes.

There were two more close calls for the Black and Whites with McIntosh again scrambling before a put down pass after a Catalans break denied them.

But eventually the pressure would tell with Tom Johnstone finding just enough space to add to his impressive try tally for the new season.

Shortly after, and after some handbags, the Dragons added to their lead as Paul Seguier continued his strong start to the season with another try after a good passing move.

Not long before the break, Hull FC looked set to strike back after a brilliant Jack Brown break but his offload was squandered.

Keighran had a chance on the stroke of halftime to extend Catalans’ leader with a penalty but he missed: 14-0.

At 14-0 it was still a game that Hull FC could turn around but any hope of a comeback were all but ended three minutes into the second half when Mickael Goudemand went through a gap to make it 20-0.

Hull FC needed to respond and Josh Griffin nearly provided it but was denied by strong Catalans defence.

It was a day for forwards in France and Siua Taukeiaho became the latest forward to score. This his first in Super League. The assist coming from skipper Ben Garcia.

Try five came when Tiaki Chan’s offload led to a Keighran try.

Hull FC did get on the board and it was another forward with Andre Savelio bursting over on his return.

But that try was cancelled out when yet another forward scored as Garcia got over to make it 38-6.

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