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Summary

  1. Sam Powell and Anthony Gelling tries send Wigan to a fourth straight Grand Final at Old Trafford
  2. Marc Sneyd's kick had put Hull ahead after Steve Michaels' score levelled
  3. Hull FC came from behind to win the Challenge Cup in August against Warrington

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By Josh Hunt

All times stated are UK

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Old Trafford awaits

FT: Wigan 28-18 Hull FC

Wigan Warriors
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If the Grand Final lives up to this game, we're in for a brilliant contest one week from tomorrow.

We'll have more live text coverage of the build-up and the match, but that's it from me until then.

Thanks for joining me over the last couple of nights. Until Old Trafford, goodbye.

Coming up tomorrow

Hull KR v Salford Red Devils (Sat)

So, we know our Super League finalists, but tomorrow will see the line-up for next year's competition rounded off.

Hull KR host Salford Red Devils in the Million Pound Game, hoping to retain their place in rugby league's top division.

You'll be able to listen to build-up and local radio commentary from that game on this site from 14:30 tomorrow.

Warrington are "worthy opponents"

FT: Wigan 28-18 Hull FC

Anthony Gelling
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Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane told Sky Sports:

"They're a lot bigger than us, they're a huge team and they're very well coached.

"For our players to stand up, in a bad situation with injuries, to stand up like that was a tremendous effort by us.

"Tony Smith's done a fantastic job at Warrington this year and they're worthy opponents to be there."

Radford proud of effort

FT: Wigan 28-18 Hull FC

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford told Sky Sports:

"It was a really good effort in the second-half, I don't mind going down like that.

"We haven't been that hot in the Super 8s, we've defended well but with the ball we haven't been where we needed to be."

Grand Final 'going to be a great game'

FT: Wigan 28-18 Hull FC

Wigan hooker Sam Powell told Sky Sports:

"Hull came out and we did speak about it, there was going to be a point in the game where they were going to be on top.

"We've faced some adversity this year with injuries but we're not going to use it as an excuse.

"In could have been any four teams this year, we'll go rest up, look at Warrington, but it's going to be a great game.

Wigan reach the Super League Grand Final

FT: Wigan 28-18 Hull FC

There's barely any time left after that try before Wigan boot the ball into touch to end the game.

It was a magnificent match in the end after the hosts controlled the first period, but the Black and Whites couldn't maintain their momentum having taken a narrow lead late on.

Warrington await Warriors in eight days time at Old Trafford.

TRY: Wigan 28-18 Hull FC

Anthony Gelling

Hull fought back so bravely, but it's all in vain as Wigan guarantee they'll be heading to Old Trafford.

Warriors get the ball out right to Anthony Gelling, who slides over the line to extend the lead to eight points.

Matty Smith is perfect with the kick. Wigan's fans are ecstatic.

Wigan 22-18 Hull FC

Wigan play it safe in possession, but Matty Smith produces a magical kick to force Jamie Shaul back behind his line, where he's wrapped up to bring up another goal-line drop-out.

Warriors will be in the Grand Final if they can get another try on the board now.

Wigan 22-18 Hull FC

Marc Sneyd launches a ball high, high into air from left to right and causes more problems for the Wigan defence.

Lewis Tierney takes it for Wigan, but they're penalised for Olivert Gildart's block on Steve Michaels.

Another chance for Hull, which ends in John Bateman getting tackled behind the posts for a goal-line drop-out.

TRY: Wigan 22-18 Hull FC

Sam Powell

Wigan keep the ball alive brilliantly with quick hands on the fourth tackle, but Hull eventually get a hit in.

No worries for Warriors, who feed Sam Powell to get low and slide over between the sticks, before Matty Smith adds the easy two points.

Can Hull fight back one last time? They have eight minutes left.

Into the last ten minutes

Wigan 16-18 Hull FC

The game is wide open, either side could win it from here.

Hull pin Wigan back deep, but Warriors drive the length of the field and force a goal-line drop-out.

There's not long left for the hosts now though.

Wigan 16-18 Hull FC

Jordan Thompson
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This is an absolutely sensational contest.

Wigan were cruising before the break, but now they have less than 15 minutes to find a score to get back in front.

Brilliant tackling from Hull sees them hold Wigan back from the line, and then a thumping hit from Jordan Thompson jars the ball loose.

TRY: Wigan 16-18 Hull FC

Steve Michaels

He's given it to Hull!

Steve Michaels reaches out and gets a finger on a grubber kick to ground the ball after Lewis Tierney had spilled it.

Marc Sneyd kicks a beautiful conversion from the right-hand touchline. Hull are ahead for the first time in the game.

Try still under review

Wigan 16-12 Hull FC

The tension is absolutely unbearable, I can only imagine what it must be like as a fan of either of these two sides.

Minutes pass before video referee Ben Thaler makes his decision....

Try for...someone?

Wigan 16-12 Hull

Hull have the ball for what seems like an age before Wigan get the first tackle in, after they'd failed to get under Marc Sneyd's high kick.  

The Black and Whites think they've got the ball down - Robert Hicks disagrees and Wigan run the ball the length of the field to touch down.

The video referee is called to see if Hull grounded the ball first.

Wigan 16-12 Hull FC

Dan Sarginson falls to earth with a hefty crash after being flipped in the air when he makes contact with Danny Washbrook.

There was no malice in it from Washbrook, but it's a painful landing for Sarginson even so.

Meanwhille, Liam Watts has gone off the field for Hull with an arm injury.

PENALTY: Wigan 16-12 Hull FC

Matty Smith

Matty Smith kicks through the posts for the second time of the night to give Wigan their first points of the half.

Warriors might have hoped that would take the sting out of proceedings just a little, but Frank-Paul Nu'uausala knocks on to give possession back to Hull on half-way.

Matty Smith
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Wigan 14-12 Hull FC

Kirk Yeaman spills the ball to give Wigan a much-needed chance to add a few more points.

Matty Smith tries the grubber kick through to himself and is tackled off the ball by Mark Minichiello.

Wigan opt to go for two points.

Wigan 14-12 Hull FC

Kevin Brown

Widnes Vikings captain on BBC Radio 5 live

The two missed kicks could be real crucial.

TRY: Wigan 14-12 Hull FC

Liam Watts

Wigan dominated the first 40 minutes, but they are absolutely reeling now.

Half a dozen Warriors players are offside close to their line to give Hull great starting position, and Liam Watts punches over from close range.

Marc Sneyd has another easy kick - Hull have pulled 12 points back inside 10 minutes.

TRY: Wigan 14-6 Hull FC

Josh Bowden

Josh Bowden gets the points, but the try was all about a thundering run from Danny Washbrook.

Washbrook hammers through the Wigan defensive line and offloads to Bowden, who keeps the ball all the way to the ground with Wigan players on his back.

Marc Sneyd makes no mistake with the conversion from under the posts.

Hull back in it?

Wigan 14-0 Hull FC

Hull think they've gone over here, but the referee sends it for video review to make sure.

It looks like a try to me.

Wigan 14-0 Hull FC

Kevin Brown

Widnes Vikings captain on BBC Radio 5 live

This is promising now, we've had repeat sets, a bit of off the cuff and Hull look better when they're less structured.

Wigan 14-0 Hull FC

Hull get a bit of a lucky break and earn another set of six 10 metres out from the Wigan line.

Jamie Shaul's kick looks simple to deal with, but instead Josh Charnley is driven into touch after taking it in.

Hull have looked the better side since the restart.

Back under way

Wigan 14-0 Hull FC

Wigan kick off to Hull to start the second half, with Warriors just 40 minutes from reaching Old Trafford as it stands.

Hull make it across half-way but kick straight to Dan Sarginson to ease any early nerves for the hosts.

HT: Wigan 14-0 Hull FC

Kevin Brown

Widnes Vikings captain on BBC Radio 5 live

Jamie Shaul tackled
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Hull have been as poor as they have all year, we expected more on the occasion. Lee Radford will have got into them, their attack more than anything. We know what they're capable of, they're still in this game.

Paul Anderson added to England staff

HT: Wigan Warriors 14-0 Hull FC

With all the drama of the Super League play-offs, and the Million Pound Game coming up tomorrow, it's easy to forget that England will be in action in the Four Nations at the end of next month.

Head coach Wayne Bennett has appointed the latest addition to his coaching staff today, with former Huddersfield Giants boss Paul Anderson joining the setup. 

Paul Anderson
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HT: Six Hull players in Dream Team

Wigan 14-0 Hull FC

Hull FC Dream Team
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They've not shown much just yet, but Hull have no shortage of talent at their disposal to launch a fight-back in the second half. 

The Black and Whites had six players named to Super League's Dream Team, including Man of Steel nominees Gareth Ellis and Danny Houghton.

Wigan winger Dom Manfredi, whose season was ended by a knee injury in August, is the Cherry and Whites' only representative in the team.

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HT: Wigan 14-0 Hull FC

Lewis Tierney
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A brilliant first-half showing from Warriors, who have controlled the game from the moment it began.

What do Hull need to do if they're to have any chance of turning things around? Have Wigan already got it wrapped up?

Send me your thoughts on Twitter using #bbcrl.

TRY: Wigan 14-0 Hull FC

John Bateman

John Bateman was onside and the try stands.

It's brilliant work from him, darting inside and getting low two metres from the line, allowing his momentum to carry him and the ball over the line.

This time the two points are added, making it 14-0 as the players go off for half-time.

Wigan over again?

Wigan 8-0 Hull FC

Wigan have a drop-goal attempt charged down, but John Bateman picks the ball up and slides under the sticks.

Robert Hicks sends it to the video referee to check for offside.

Wigan 8-0 Hull FC

Kirk Yeaman tries to offload to keep a Hull attack alive, but he knocks on instead.

Only two minutes left until the break now. It will need to be the team-talk of Lee Radford's life in the visitors' dressing room.

Wigan 8-0 Hull FC

Kevin Brown

Widnes Vikings captain on BBC Radio 5 live

Hull FC need to get their really devastating players like Mahe Fonua into the game

Wigan 8-0 Hull FC

I don't think it's unfair to describe Hull's performance as a little bit flat in the first-half.

Wigan aren't converting chances into points as they were in the opening 20 minutes - they still look far more likely to score again before half-time though. 

Mark Minichiello
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Wigan 8-0 Hull FC

Dan Sarginson is bleeding from his nose again and is asked to leave the field by referee Robert Hicks.

He and the Wigan physio have other ideas - eventually Hicks seems to give up asking.

Play continues while Sarginson gets cleaned up, but Warriors are called for a forward pass close to the Hull line to give Lee Radford's side a scrum.

Wigan 8-0 Hull FC

A brilliant run from Kirk Yeaman gets Hull FC deep into Wigan territory again, but Carlos Tuimavave's kick is too firmly hit and Warriors gather.

More good defence from the hosts, but Hull are making it easy for their opponents.

Wigan 8-0 Hull FC

Kevin Brown

Widnes Vikings captain on BBC Radio 5 live

It's total dominance from Wigan, I think they've been flawless, they've had power up the middle and they've tired Frank Pritchard out. They've come after him.

Wigan 8-0 Hull FC

Lewis Tierney
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Ironic cheers from the visiting support as Wigan are called for offside.

The Black and Whites get a rare period of possession in the Warriors half and they get a further boost when Wigan can't hang on to a high kick in the left-hand corner.

Lewis Tierney, scorer of both tries so far, is down after a collision with a teammate in the air.

Wigan 8-0 Hull FC

Kevin Brown

Widnes Vikings captain on BBC Radio 5 live

The Wigan kicking game has been perfect, the short game particularly, it's turning the screw.

Wigan 8-0 Hull FC

As good as Wigan have been, Hull have unfortunately not provided much opposition tonight in the first 20 minutes.

Mark Minichiello and Chris Green are the latest players to be guilty of knocking on, giving Wigan a couple more chances to attack that shaky-looking right flank of Hull's defence.

There's a bit of a delay in proceedings as Dan Sarginson gets treatment after a high-looking tackle from the visitors' Mahe Fonua.