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Jake Connor pulled away from Hull FC bench after confronting sin binned star

Jake Connor went down with a knock in Huddersfield Giants' final pre-season game, but Ian Watson has offered a positive update.

Huddersfield Giants are cruising to victory against Hull FC but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a game where tempers flare and there’s plenty of tension, as seen by Jake Connor having to be separated from the Hull FC bench.

As a former Hull FC player it’s been an afternoon where the Huddersfield full-back has been subjected to plenty of boos but things came to a head in the 60th minute when Ligi Sao landed a late hit on Connor.

Jake Connor took exception to that and went towards the FC forward before being instructed by referee Tom Grant to “walk away” and not do anything silly, with Grant consequently being advised to show Sao a yellow card and send him to the sin bin.

As for Jake Connor, he was sent for a Head Injury Assessment following the late and high shot from Sao and as he exited the field he headed past the sin-binned Sao and the Hull FC bench, seemingly giving it large with the verbals per Mark Wilson on commentary for Sky Sports.

Wilson revealed: “Connor is actually leaving the field now, he’s gone for a Head Injury Assessment. Connor is furious,  he is giving the Hull fans plenty. He’s pointing at Ligi Sao on the Hull bench as he leaves and he’s having to be pulled away by the Huddersfield Giants’ backroom staff.

“He’s absolutely furious is Connor.”

Connor was forced to leave the field as a green card substitution and later returned after passing his HIA meaning that he is available for the Challenge Cup clash away to Catalans next week. As for Sao he was sin-binned a second time with just minutes to play.

Jake Connor shines as Hull FC are hammered again

Jake Connor

It was the second time this season that Huddersfield Giants put 50 points or more on Hull FC and the third time this season that the Black and Whites conceded the half-century.

Jake Connor racked up plenty of those points himself with the full-back on kicking duty and notching 14 points as he kicked seven conversions from eight before leaving the field for a HIA.

He did return late on with ten minutes to play with the score at 52-16, 40 of those points being scored in the first half as Hull FC imploded once again.

Adam Swift scored a first-half hat trick with the first coming after just 57 seconds whilst Jack Murchie, Esan Marsters, Kevin Naiqama and Luke Yates all scored as well.

Liam Sutcliffe did score two in the opening forty and Hull FC managed to score the first of the second half through Nu Brown but it wasn’t long before Huddersfield scored again.

Tui Lolohea scored a brace before the incident that saw Ligi Sao sin-binned and Connor sent from the field for a HIA that happened around the hour mark.

Franklin Pele did score a late consolation to make it 52-22 but it was another terrible day at the office for Hull FC as they slipped to a sixth Super League defeat in seven.

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