Super League: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 28-46 Hull FC

Fetuli Talanoa
Fetuli Talanoa has now scored seven tries in seven appearances this season
Wakefield (24) 28
Tries: Gibson 3, Johnstone, Kirmond Goals: Finn 4
Hull FC (24) 46
Tries: Ellis, Talanoa 4, Bowden, Yeaman, Shaul Goals: Sneyd 7

Fetuli Talanoa ran in four tries for Hull FC as they ended Wakefield's five-match winning run in Super League.

Ashley Gibson opened the scoring for the hosts before the Black and Whites responded through captain Gareth Ellis, Talanoa (two) and Josh Bowden.

Gibson completed his hat-trick and Tom Johnstone placed down as it was all square at 24-24 at half-time.

Danny Kirmond put Wakefield ahead, but Kirk Yeaman, Jamie Shaul and another two tries from Talanoa secured the win.

Hull FC remain fourth in Super League but are just two points off leaders Warrington after their sixth win in their past seven games.

The Wildcats last defeat was 22-4 on 18 March against Hull FC and this was head coach Chris Chester's first home loss since he took charge.

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester:

"They blew us off the park in the first 20 minutes. We couldn't get a foothold in the game.

"We showed a lot of character to get back in the game but we started the second half the way we started the first half.

"I thought effort wise, we were brilliant. They put us under a lot of pressure and we kept turning up for each other.

"They were a lot better than us today but we'll learn from it."

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford:

"We've not had very much success here so it's a huge one for us.

"In terms of performance, there were some horrible patches in there. We got out of the blocks quick and the issues we had to fix up in defence in the second half we did."

On Fetuli Talanoa scoring four tries: "The tries will obviously grab the headlines but the work he does for us coming out of our own end is huge.

"There aren't too many better wingers in the comp at getting your sets started. He is physically strong on the ground."

Wakefield: Jowitt; Jones-Bishop, Gibson, Lyne, Johnstone; Miller, Finn; England, Moore, Scruton, Tupou, Kirkmond, Sio.

Replacements: Simon, Ashurst, Molloy, Arona.

Hull FC: Shaul; Naughton, Fonua, Yeaman, Talanoa; Pryce, Sneyd Watts, Houghton, Bowden, Manu, Pritchard, Ellis.

Replacements: Taylor, Minichiello, Green, Washbrook.

Attendance: 6,701

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