Hull FC’s Jake Connor draws debate following high boot claim in Wigan Warriors loss

Last night’s game between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors was fast, frenetic and downright exciting.

Hull were leading 12-6 at half-time, but Wigan quickly came back after the break to level 12-12 once more.

However, the Black and Whites extended their lead through Chris Satae, but that man Jai Field registered another superb effort to make it 18-18.

Then, it was left for Harry Smith to slot over the winning drop-goal with two minutes to go.

But, there was one moment in the first-half that raised a deal of controversy.

As Jake Connor went to take a towering Wigan bomb, he appeared to raise his foot in the direction of Oliver Partington who was an onrushing chaser.

Sky Sports pundits and commentators were split on what they believed had happened with Jon Wells stating it was a ‘natural position.’

However, it attracted the ire of Partington and a number of the Warriors players.

Player ratings

Wigan Warriors

23 Jai Field – 9
3 Zak Hardaker – 7
13 John Bateman – 8
2 Jake Bibby – 7
5 Liam Marshall – 7
6 Cade Cust – 7
16 Harry Smith – 7
8 Brad Singleton – 8
9 Sam Powell – 8
20 Liam Byrne – 7
11 Willie Isa – 6
12 Liam Farrell – 8
14 Morgan Smithies – 8
Substitutes
1 Bevan French – 6
10 Patrick Mago – 6
17 Oliver Partington – 8
19 Ethan Havard – 8

Hull FC

1 Jake Connor – 8
2 Adam Swift – 7
25 Mitieli Vulikijapani – 8
4 Josh Griffin – 7
5 Darnell McIntosh – 6
14 Joe Lovodua – 9
7 Luke Gale – 8
8 Ligi Sao – 8
9 Danny Houghton – 7
10 Chris Satae – 7
11 Andre Savelio – 7
12 Manu Ma’u – 7
13 Jordan Lane – 7
Substitutes
17 Brad Fash – 8
20 Jack Brown – 7
21 Jordan Johnstone – 6
23 Connor Wynne – N/A

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