Challenge Cup ratings: Who made am impact as inspired Hull FC edged Wigan at Wembley...

Hull FC and Wigan players face offHull FC and Wigan players face off
Hull FC and Wigan players face off
Hull FC claimed the Challenge Cup trophy for a second year in a row after an inspired performance against Wigan at Wembley.

Peter Smith rates all the performances...

1 Jamie Shaul: At fault for Wigan’s first try, but recovered well and made a vital late tackle 8

2 Mahe Fonua: Most years would have been the Lance Todd Trophy winner. Two tries and strong returning the ball 9

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4 Josh Griffin: Didn’t have any real attacking chances, but was defensively strong 7

3 Carlos Tuimavave: Was targeted on defense, but stood up well though few opportunities with the ball 7

5 Fetuli Talanoa: Scored a superb try, defended well and was very safe with ball in hand 8

6 Albert Kelly: Created the vital third Hull try, always a threat, combined well with his half-back partner and made some key tackles 9

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7 Marc Sneyd: Made the difference. His kicking game was outstanding and three conversions proved vital. Worthy Lance Todd winner 9

8 Scott Taylor: Big first stint helped Hull get on top after Wigan made the better start 8

9 Danny Houghton: Usual huge effort, though not as influential as last year 7

10 Liam Watts: Some errors, but led Hull’s pack, particularly in his second spell 8

21 Sika Manu: Ran and defended well on the edges 7

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12 Mark Minichiello: Was relatively quiet, but did some solid defensive work 7

13 Gareth Ellis: Deserved his winning Wembley farewell. Was a composed leader throughout 8


14 Jake Connor: Introduced late, but added some important energy 7

22 Josh Bowden: Strong stint in the first half 7

17 Danny Washbrook: Solid and dependable display 7

15 Chris Green: Made his presence felt 8

Wigan Warriors

1 Sam Tomkins: Some important defence, but not allowed to break free 7

35 Liam Marshall: Late call up and found it tough 6

3 Anthony Gelling: Couldn’t get a grip on the game 6

4 Oliver Gildart: Took his try well, but needed more ball 8

5 Joe Burgess: So close to being the hero 7

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6 George Williams: Tried very hard, but needed more support 8

7 Thomas Leuluai: Started well, but didn’t dominate 7

8 Frank Paul Nuuausala: Struggled to make an impact 6

9 Michael McIlorum: Never got on top 6

15 Tony Clubb: Unlucky with his ‘no try’ 7

12 Liam Farrell: Ups and downs, but had had better days 7

14 John Bateman: Early try scorer and started well 8

13 Sean O’Loughlin: Tried hard and caused Hull some problems 8


20 Willie Isa: Didn’t get into the swing 6

19 Ryan Sutton: Added some impetus 7

17 Taulima Tautai: No real impact 6

16 Sam Powell: Second half error was costly 6

Referee: Phi Bentham (Warrington): Justified his appointment 8