Hull FC cruise past Huddersfield following second-half rout

A second-half hat-trick from Fetuli Talanoa secured Hull FC a 38-12 victory over Huddersfield.

Five second-half tries were enough for Lee Radford’s side, who came from 12-4 down after the Giants had gone ahead through Ryan Hinchcliffe and Ukuma Ta’ai.

But the Giants capitulated after the break, with a string of basic errors ensuring they lost their way after a promising first-half display.

Two Marc Sneyd penalties had put Hull ahead before Huddersfield’s two tries.

But Albert Kelly scored minutes before the break to reduce the half-time deficit to 12-10.

The second-half belonged to Hull. Talanoa grabbed a hat-trick before further tries through former Giant Jake Connor and Jamie Shaul secured the victory.

Hull: Shaul, Faraimo, Connor, Griffin, Talanoa, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Paea, Minichiello, Manu, Hadley. Subs: Bowden, Abdull, Turgut, Matongo

Tries: Kelly, Talanoa (3), Connor, Shaul.

Goals: Sneyd (7)

Giants: Mamo, McIntosh, Gaskell, Turner, Murphy, Rankin, Brough, Walne, O’Brien, Ta’ai, Roberts, Lawrence, Hinchcliffe. Subs: Ikahihifo, Leeming, Clough, Smith.

Tries; Hinchcliffe, Ta’ai.

Goals: Brough (2)