Wigan win at Hull

  • Match Report as Wigan Warriors beat Hull FC in pre-season.
  • Wigan scored seven tries through seven different scorers at the MKM Stadium.
  • FT | Hull FC 0-40 Wigan Warriors.

Wigan Warriors put on a fantastic display to end their pre-season campaign with a win to nil at the MKM Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The two teams came together to celebrate former player, Scott Taylor’s testimonial game.

It was an even contest in the opening forty with both sides offering great attacking and defensive efforts but Wigan took the lead into the break as Jake Wardle scored the only try of the first half, converted by Harry Smith.

Two tries in quick succession from Wigan early in the second half saw Wigan out to 16-0 with scored from Patrick Mago and Bevan French, paired with perfect conversions from Harry Smith. Tyler Dupree, Jacob Douglas, Jack Farrimond and Ryan Hampshire added to the scoring after the hour as Wigan ran out 40-0 winners.


An even start at the MKM saw the hosts go closest in the opening five minutes. A penalty for a dangerous tackle from Wigan allowed Hull deep into Wigan’s half and a last tackle cross-field kick from Walker was seen out of play by Jacob Douglas who was under pressure on the left wing.

Wigan found their way over shortly afterwards as Jacob Douglas slid in at the left corner but referee Jack Smith pulled the effort back for a forward pass in the build-up from Field.

The Warriors turned attack into defence as they did well to deny Hull FC a few minutes later as a charge towards the sticks from Fa’amanu Brown was denied by Kaide Ellis who got his body in the way to get Wigan back in possession.

Wigan had two great opportunities in the 20th minute, Tyler Dupree was held up over the line and in the follow up, a pass from French out to Eckersley had too much on it with the ball going into touch.

The Warriors opened the scoring in the 23rd minute as Jake Wardle crossed on the left edge after a good dummy from Harry Smith. Smith converted from the tee to put Wigan 6-0 ahead.

Wigan flew out of the blocks in the second half and extended their lead in the 46th minute as Mago slipped off a few tackles before selling a final dummy to ease over and put the ball down under the sticks. The effort was converted by Smith for 12-0.

Almost immediately, Wigan were in again as a loose ball from Hull landing with Bevan French who weaved his way under the sticks for Wigan’s third. A third successive conversion from the boot of Harry Smith made it 18-0 with half an hour to play.

Hull had a great opportunity on the hour mark to register their first points of the game but Sutcliffe’s looping pass out to Lewis Martin found the turf and Eckersley recovered well to deny Hull any further progress.

Tyler Dupree extended Wigan’s lead in the 62nd minute, Harry Smith providing a perfect pass to send the forward bursting through the defensive line to ease over. Smith continued his fine form from the kicking tee as Wigan made it 24-0.

Jacob Douglas was next to add his name to the score sheet, collecting an excellent looping pass and backing himself to dive over in the left corner. Smith’s conversion attempt from the touchline flashed across the face of the sticks as Wigan led 28-0.

Young Jack Farrimond was introduced to the action in the 67th minute and was immediately involved as he crashed over for Wigan’s sixth try of the afternoon – the half back was in support as Wardle played the ball back inside. Adam Keighran, taking over kicking duties with Smith off the field, converted for 34-0.

Ryan Hampshire was keen to add his name to the list, collecting the ball from the scrum he cut back inside to score close to the uprights, registering Wigan’s seventh try of the afternoon, Keighran slotted the goal once more to complete a convincing 40-0 win for the Warriors in pre-season over Super League opposition.


Hull FC: Jack Walker, Darnell McIntosh, Cam Scott, Liam Sutcliffe, Lewis Martin, Tex Hoy, Fa’amanu Brown, Herman Ese’ese, Danny Houghton, Franklin Pele, Jayden Okunbor, Jack Ashworth, Brad Fash.

Interchanges: Joe Cator, Jordan Lane, Jack Brown, Will Gardiner, Davy Litten, Denive Balmforth, Jack Charles.

Tries: NA

Goals: NA

Wigan Warriors: Jai Field, Zach Eckersley, Adam Keighran, Jake Wardle, Jacob Douglas, Bevan French, Harry Smith, Luke Thompson, Brad O’Neill, Liam Byrne, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, Kaide Ellis.

Interchange: Tyler Dupree, Patrick Mago, Harvie Hill, Kruise Leeming, Jack Farrimond, Ryan Hampshire, Sam Walters, Tiaki Chan.

Tries: Wardle (23′), Mago (46′), French (49′), Dupree (62′), Douglas (65′), Farrimond (68′), Hampshire (71′)

Goals: Smith 4/5, Keighran 2/2

Referee: Jack Smith.

Sunday 04 February 2024