Wigan Warriors’ Bevan French breaks Super League try-scoring record in one game in thrashing of Hull FC

Wigan Warriors star Bevan French has broken the Super League try-scoring record in one game in the Lancashire club’s thrashing of Hull FC.

As it stands, French has scored seven tries so far in Wigan’s demolition of Hull with the fullback’s latest coming in the 56th minute as Wigan racked up 50 points against their East Yorkshire opponents.

Hull FC went into the clash with the Wigan Warriors hopeful following a big 34-28 win over bitter rivals Hull KR last weekend whilst Wigan went into this fixture on the back of a narrow loss to rivals St Helens.

However, it was pretty much a procession from start to finish as the Warriors, led by the impeccable Bevan French, wiped the floor with the Black and Whites.

French himself broke a Super League record for the most tries in one game, scoring seven in just 56 minutes, leapfrogging Lesley Vainikolo’s mammoth effort of six – again against Hull FC all those years ago.

The Australian livewire registered his first on 14 minutes before notching another just six minutes later to make it 12-0.

A full length effort from Jai Field made it three tries in ten minutes as Hull simply couldn’t live with the pace and ferocity of the Warriors’ outfit.

French got his hat-trick on the half hour mark and his fourth just before half-time as Wigan led 28 at the break.

It was more of the same in the second forty minutes, too, with French dotting down just two minutes following the resumption, but not to be outdone, Field grabbed his second soon after.

Then, French scored two tries in another busy three minutes to take his tally to a remarkable seven for the night as the Warriors racked up 50 points.

Head coach Matt Peet allowed the Australian a standing ovation by taking him off just before the hour mark.

The game seemed to peter out from that moment with only Liam Marshall and Harry Smith adding two more four-pointers before the end for a 60-0 win.

What will have pleased Peet more than anything is that zero next to the name of Hull, who were simply outclassed and outenthused throughout.

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