RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
23 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!

For the last two years the Challenge Cup Trophy has been adorned with the Black & White ribbons of Hull FC and they began their defence tonight with a potential ‘banana skin’ of an away trip to Featherstone Rovers to take on one of the side who are heading for the middle eights.

It’s almost  three years since Hull FC last lost a Challenge Cup tie, a game against eventual winners Leeds Rhinos, on the 26th June 2015. 

Featherstone Rovers were looking to capitalise on the absence of Airlie Birds stars such as Marc Sneyd, Jordan Abdull and Albert Kelly and spring a surprise on the Super League side in front of the SKY TV cameras. Their side was full of players with Super League experience including Luke Briscoe who was aiming to equal Leeds 1930’s phenomenon Eric Harris’s record of scoring a try in seventeen consecutive games.

A Josh Griffin line bust and thirty metre run created the first try on four minutes when he found Jake Connor in support to go over next to the right upright. Connor converted his own try for the ideal start for the visiting side.

There was a long break in play on eight minutes as Josh Bowden was helped off the field after sustaining an awful looking knee injury and he was replaced by Danny Washbrook.

Within a minute Sika Manu wasn’t held in the tackle close to the line and regained his feet before stretching out and scoring one-handed on the line. Connor added the extras for a 12-0 lead, Featherstone unable to make any headway whatsoever.

Hull were way too fast and expansive for the Championship outfit and on twelve Joe Westernam put Connor through a big gap in the defence to walk over for his second. Connor was again accurate with the boot for 18-0.

On twenty Martyn Ridyard kicked a 40/20 for Rovers and a minute later Ridyard found Anthony Thackeray who span out of the tackle and went five metres to score the home sides opener. Ridyard was unable to add the extras but Fev’ were on the board.

It was normal service resumed on twenty-five when Josh Hardcastle lost the ball close to the Hull line and it was picked up by Jamie Shaul who went ninety metres to score behind the sticks. Connor added the goal for 24-4.

On thirty-two Griffin got due reward for his hard work as he pushed aside the Rovers tacklers to drop over the line and ground from ten metres out. Connor kicked his fifth goal of the evening to bring up the thirty.

On thirty-five Luke Briscoe got the record equalling try as he flew in down the right wing to score one handed while airborne. An eighty-two year record was equalled thanks to a Thackeray pass. Ridyard kicked the extras to bring up double figures for Featherstone.

Tuimavave was helped off the field just before half time as FC started to run out of players.

Four minutes after the restart Briscoe got his second spectacular try as he again flew in at the corner off a high looping pass from Tom Holmes. Ridyard drilled the conversion between the uprights from the touchline to narrow the margin to fourteen points.

On fifty it was normal service resumed from Hull when Bureta Faraimo ran down the wing before stepping inside to score five metres in from the touchline. Connor slid his conversion attempt in front of the uprights.

On fifty-five Briscoe held down in the tackle and saw yellow from referee Mikalauskas.

Just after the hour Faraimo picks up a loose Featherstone pass on his own ten metre line and he went the length of the field to score. Connor was unable to convert but Hull were into the quarter finals with a 38-16 lead and just sixteen minutes remaining.

On sixty-six John Davies was sin-binned for a high tackle, condemming his side to play with twelve men for another ten minutes.

As the game slipped from Featherstone tempers frayed and the game became scrappy with frequent warnings issued by the referee to players and captains.

On seventy-four minutes Danny Washbrook was sin-binned for using his knee in the tackle and on the resulting set of six Gareth Hock took a short pass from Tom Holmes to go in for Featherstones fourth try of the night. Ridyard was off target with the boot for a scoreline of 20-38

Two minutes from time Brad Knowles and Jake Connor were also shown yellow and in the last minute Jamie Shaul was sin-binned after pulling back and delaying a restart to bring the yellow tally to six.

As the final hooter sounded Faraimo was red-carded for a high tackle around the head to finish off a bad-tempered game and give the referee plenty of homework with seven disciplinary reports to write.

Hull were back on the road to Wembley and into the quarter finals but they could pay the price for a rough and tumble game of attrition with a Featherstone side who weren’t left wondering what might have been. The injuries to Bowden and Tuimavave looked as though they may take some healing and they will join an ever increasing Hull injury list. Featherstone will go back to focussing on achieving a top four place and making the middle eights with a shot at Super League for 2019.

Rovers: Thackeray (T), Briscoe (2T, SB on 55), Hardcastle, Taulapapa, Robinson, Ridyard (G), Holmes, Wheeldon, Carlile, Knowles (SB on 78), Farrell, Davies (SB on 66), Lockwood.  Subs: Wildie, Hock (T), Cooper, Brooks.

FC: Shaul (T, SB on 79), Faraimo (2T, SO on 80), Griffin (T), Hadley, Talanoa, Connor (2T, 5G, SB on 78), Tuimavave, Green, Houghton, Bowden, Manu (T), Minichiello, Westerman.  Subs: Matongo, Washbrook (SB on 74), Litten, Lane.

Referee: Scott Mikalauskas.

Half-Time: 10-30.

Full-Time: 20-38.

Attendance: .




facebook sharing button
twitter sharing button
pinterest sharing button
email sharing button
sharethis sharing button


Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Thu 10th May 2018 9:46 PM | Views : 21341 | Replies : 0 | BACK TO STORIES
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
35m
JD in the Bye round
PopTart
23
43m
Renouf Atoni
Dannyboywt1
69
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
2m
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
35192
2m
Riley Dean
Bent&Bon
21
5m
Squad complete Whats your starting 13 4
Boss Hog
34
5m
JD in the Bye round
PopTart
23
7m
Rumours and signings v9
[Gareth]
24852
7m
UK Asylum seekers
Durham Giant
164
7m
What we currently look like for 2023
PopTart
863
8m
The ONLY LUFC Football Thread
chapylad
4336
8m
Leigh to be a better prospect than Wigan in 1-2 years
Phuzzy
15
9m
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
Sir Gregory
2310
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
NEW DEAL Cameron Smith - Expires 2026
rollin thund
8
TODAY
Faz and Giz
ChrisA
6
TODAY
anyone work in banking advice needed
Maccbull_Big
2
TODAY
JD in the Bye round
PopTart
23
TODAY
cas
Trojan Horse
4
TODAY
Andrew Farrell RIP
Durham Giant
3
TODAY
Eddie Jones to RL
Cruncher
3
TODAY
A little concerning
Spookisback
31
TODAY
Retro Shirt
DiggerHFC
1
TODAY
O/T Poblems at Skolars
PROPERPROP
3
NEWS ITEMS
VIEWS
Australia World Champions Agai..
5790
Jillaroos Demolish the Ferns t..
1731
England Beat France in Nail-bi..
2691
New Zealand Ferns Final Bound ..
1585
Australia Power Into Womens Fi..
1706
Samoa Into the Final As Englis..
1773
Australia Squeeze Into The Fin..
4510
Jilleroos Scrape Home Against ..
2026
Cook Islands Sign Off With Vic..
2614
England 19-man squad for RLWC ..
2520
St Helens to face Penrith Pant..
2460
England Top Group A With Big W..
2182
Canada End World Cup With Tigh..
1972
Record Breaking Masterclass fr..
3196
Ferns Win As Cooks Score First..
2507
RLFANS Match Centre
Matches on TV
Thu 16th Feb
SL-M
20:00
Warrington-Leeds
Fri 17th Feb
SL-M
20:00
Leigh-Salford
Sat 18th Feb
SL-M
13:00
Hull KR-Wigan
WCC2023
07:00
Penrith-St.Helens
Thu 23rd Feb
SL-M
20:00
Salford-Hull KR
Fri 24th Feb
SL-M
20:00
Leeds-Hull FC
Sun 26th Feb
SL-M
13:00
Castleford-St.Helens
Thu 2nd Mar
SL-M
20:00
Warrington-Salford
Fri 3rd Mar
SL-M
20:00
St.Helens-Leeds
Thu 9th Mar
SL-M
20:00
Wigan-Catalans
Fri 10th Mar
SL-M
20:00
Huddersfield-Castleford
This is an inplay table and live positions can change.
Mens Betfred Super League XXVIII ROUND : 1
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Hull KR 0 0 0 0 0
Warrington 0 0 0 0 0
Salford 0 0 0 0 0
Wigan 0 0 0 0 0
Hull FC 0 0 0 0 0
Catalans 0 0 0 0 0
 
Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0
Leigh 0 0 0 0 0
St.Helens 0 0 0 0 0
Castleford 0 0 0 0 0
Wakefield 0 0 0 0 0
Leeds 0 0 0 0 0
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
35m
JD in the Bye round
PopTart
23
43m
Renouf Atoni
Dannyboywt1
69
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
2m
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
35192
2m
Riley Dean
Bent&Bon
21
5m
Squad complete Whats your starting 13 4
Boss Hog
34
5m
JD in the Bye round
PopTart
23
7m
Rumours and signings v9
[Gareth]
24852
7m
UK Asylum seekers
Durham Giant
164
7m
What we currently look like for 2023
PopTart
863
8m
The ONLY LUFC Football Thread
chapylad
4336
8m
Leigh to be a better prospect than Wigan in 1-2 years
Phuzzy
15
9m
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
Sir Gregory
2310
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
NEW DEAL Cameron Smith - Expires 2026
rollin thund
8
TODAY
Faz and Giz
ChrisA
6
TODAY
anyone work in banking advice needed
Maccbull_Big
2
TODAY
JD in the Bye round
PopTart
23
TODAY
cas
Trojan Horse
4
TODAY
Andrew Farrell RIP
Durham Giant
3
TODAY
Eddie Jones to RL
Cruncher
3
TODAY
A little concerning
Spookisback
31
TODAY
Retro Shirt
DiggerHFC
1
TODAY
O/T Poblems at Skolars
PROPERPROP
3
NEWS ITEMS
VIEWS
Australia World Champions Agai..
5790
Jillaroos Demolish the Ferns t..
1731
England Beat France in Nail-bi..
2691
New Zealand Ferns Final Bound ..
1585
Australia Power Into Womens Fi..
1706
Samoa Into the Final As Englis..
1773
Australia Squeeze Into The Fin..
4510
Jilleroos Scrape Home Against ..
2026
Cook Islands Sign Off With Vic..
2614
England 19-man squad for RLWC ..
2520
St Helens to face Penrith Pant..
2460
England Top Group A With Big W..
2182
Canada End World Cup With Tigh..
1972
Record Breaking Masterclass fr..
3196
Ferns Win As Cooks Score First..
2507


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!