Super League  Friday 9th May 2014  Kingston Communications Stadium  Att: 10,539

Squad

Bowden, Carvell, Crookes, Crooks, Colbon, Ellis, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Miller, Paea, Paleaaesina, Shaul, Talanoa, Thompson, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Squad

Bateman, Burgess, Clubb, Crosby, Dudson, C. Farrell, Gelling, Goulding, Green, Hughes, James, Manfredi, McIlorum, S. Powell, Sarginson, Smith, Sutton, Taylor, Williams.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Fetuli Talanoa

Jamie Shaul

Gareth Ellis

GOAL SCORERS:

Jacob Miller

Jacob Miller

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Dan Sarginson

Anthony Gelling

Dominic Manfredi

Dan Sarginson

Joe Burgess

Jack Hughes

Anthony Gelling

Dan Sarginson

GOAL SCORERS:

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Matty Smith

Full Report

Match Official: R Hicks

Makeshift full-back Dan Sarginson scored a hat-trick of tries as injury-hit Wigan Warriors bounced back from their crushing defeat to Leeds Rhinos with a 44-16 rout of Hull FC to climb into the top three of First Utility Super League for the first time this year.

Centre Anthony Gelling also caught the eye with a devastating two-try display as the Warriors shrugged off the absence of seven regulars to condemn Hull to their heaviest defeat of the season.

It was Hull's third home league defeat of the campaign and, without another game at the KC Stadium for two months as the pitch is relaid, Lee Radford's men must regroup quickly on the road if they are to retain their top-eight spot.

England trio Josh Charnley, Sean O'Loughlin and Liam Farrell were among the champions' high-profile absentees but the replacements seized their opportunities, with Dominic Manfredi becoming a handful on the wing while Sarginson proved to be a more-than-useful third-choice full-back after switching from the threequarter line.

It was Sarginson who opened the scoring after seven minutes after a lively Gelling had turned defence into attack with a charge-down and breakaway run.

Left winger Joe Burgess looked set to add a second try before losing his footing while Hull full-back Jamie Shaul would have scored at the other end had he been able to regather cleanly after kicking ahead with the Wigan line breached.

The champions doubled their lead on 15 minutes when Gelling powered his way over and Matty Smith made it 14-0 with a penalty to add to his two conversions.

Hull's only reply before half-time came from a Wigan error, with Manfredi fumbling Richard Horne's kick to enable Jacob Miller to get skipper Gareth Ellis over for a 26th-minute try, to which Miller added the goal.

The visitors were full of invention and they duly increased their lead three minutes before half-time when Smith broke clear to send second-rower Jack Hughes over for a third try and Smith maintained his 100 per cent record with his fourth goal.

There was no way back for Hull when Wigan scored twice within 11 minutes of the restart.

Gelling combined with Michael McIlorum to get Burgess over before Sarginson sliced through a back-pedalling Hull defence for his second try.

That made it 30-6 and, although Shaul pulled a try back with a powerful surge to the line to celebrate his new five-year contract, Manfredi took advantage of an overlap to go in for Wigan's sixth try on 62 minutes.

Hull's defence visibly tired in the last quarter and Gelling took full advantage to smash through their fragile line to register his second try and Smith took his goal tally to six from eight attempts.

Another storming run from Gelling paved the way for Sarginson to complete his hat-trick on 71 minutes but Hull had the final say when left winger Fetuli Talanoa went over for a third try four minutes from the end.

Match Action

  • 77m
    try

    Fetuli Talanoa

    Hull

  • 77m
    goal

    Jacob Miller

    Hull

  • 72m
    try

    Dan Sarginson

    Wigan

  • 70m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 70m
    try

    Anthony Gelling

    Wigan

  • 64m
    try

    Dominic Manfredi

    Wigan

  • 58m
    try

    Jamie Shaul

    Hull

  • 53m
    try

    Dan Sarginson

    Wigan

  • 49m
    interchange_on

    Jordan Thompson

    Hull

  • 49m
    interchange_off

    Iafeta Paleaaesina

    Hull

  • 47m
    try

    Joe Burgess

    Wigan

  • 47m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 38m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 38m
    try

    Jack Hughes

    Wigan

  • 36m
    interchange_off

    Ryan Sutton

    Wigan

  • 36m
    interchange_on

    George Williams

    Wigan

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Aaron Heremaia

    Hull

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Danny Houghton

    Hull

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Ryan Sutton

    Wigan

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Tony Clubb

    Wigan

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Scott Taylor

    Wigan

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Jordan James

    Wigan

  • 27m
    goal

    Jacob Miller

    Hull

  • 27m
    try

    Gareth Ellis

    Hull

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Dom Crosby

    Wigan

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Gil Dudson

    Wigan

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Garreth Carvell

    Hull

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Iafeta Paleaaesina

    Hull

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Mickey Paea

    Hull

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Josh Bowden

    Hull

  • 22m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 17m
    try

    Anthony Gelling

    Wigan

  • 17m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 8m
    goal

    Matty Smith

    Wigan

  • 8m
    try

    Dan Sarginson

    Wigan