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Warrington Wolves 34-6 Hull FC: Highlights, player ratings and talking points

It’s seven wins from seven for Warrington Wolves to start the season whilst opponents Hull FC slumped to a fifth consecutive defeat as they were blown away.


Williams continues fine form
George Williams is in special form and we saw that again as kick over the top was well placed to allow speedster Matty Ashton to chase ahead and score.

The Daryl Powell style
On the back of a dominant pack we saw Warrington play the Powell style of chancing their arm and finding an offload and that came from this time from the imperious Paul Vaughan created enough space for Peter Mata’utia to dummy over.

Currie climbs highest
After good work from Greg Minikin to get the Wolves down field, a lovely George Williams kick was well taken by Ben Currie who leapt highest to produce a lovely catch and and score.

Wolves breakaway
After a Hull FC error, George Williams pounced on the error, tore ahead and then found Matt Dufty in support, it was a simple case of draw the cover and feed the speedster. Once in Dufty’s hands it was a guaranteed try.

Drinkwater slices through
Josh Drinkwater is seen as the organiser to George Williams’ attacking threat but this try from Josh Drinkwater as he showed a lovely little dummy and some strength to tear through and score.

Dwyer does what he does best
In a much better second half for Hull FC, Brad Dwyer darted out of dummy showing great strength and awareness to produce a magnificent put down.

Nicholson power
An exciting young prospect, we saw just how much power he has for a young man as he carried plenty of bodies over the line with him for a try.

Talking Points:

Are Warrington the real deal?
It certainly seems like they could be. Their first half they just looked irrepressible. They had the go forward they needed but they add a real flair to their side and that makes them almost impossible to defend against.

Worry for Hull FC?
Five defeats in a row for Hull FC and similar questions are being raised about the Black and Whites this season when compared to last year. They were much better in the second half so you have to ask why the Black and Whites can only play for spells.

Warrington managing themselves
Though Warrington blew Hull FC away today, yet again like they did against Leeds Rhinos in Round One, they slowed the game down in the second half and played it in second gear. This will stand them in a good position as the season draws to a close.

Dufty magic
A lot has been made of George Williams and Paul Vaughan but they have a genuine superstar in the shape of Matt Dufty who seems to be in the same mould of player as Bevan French and Jai Field but with a bit more power.

Player Ratings:

Warrington Wolves
1 Matt Dufty – 9
34 Matty Russell – 7
21 Greg Minikin – 8
4 Stefan Ratchford – 8
5 Matty Ashton – 8
6 George Williams – 9
7 Josh Drinkwater – 8
18 Thomas Mikaele – 7
16 Danny Walker – 9
10 Paul Vaughan  – 8
11 Ben Currie – 8
12 Matty Nicholson – 8
3 Peter Mata’utia – 8
2 Josh Thewlis – 7
15 Joe Philbin – 7
17 Gil Dudson – 7
24 Luke Thomas – 7

Hull FC
1 Tex Hoy – 5
25 Davy Litten – 6
3 Carlos Tuimavave – 6
4 Liam Sutcliffe – 6
2 Adam Swift – 5
14 Joe Lovodua – 5
7 Jake Clifford – 5
30 Scott Taylor – 6
9 Danny Houghton – 6
10 Chris Satae – 6
11 Andre Savelio – 5
23 Josh Griffin – 6
13 Brad Fash – 6
12 Jordan Lane – 5
15 Joe Cator – 5
16 Kane Evans – 5
33 Brad Dwyer – 6

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