Half time at Wembley: Hull 12 Wigan 10

Wigan Warriors' fans celebrate their sides first try during the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final
Wigan Warriors' fans celebrate their sides first try during the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final

Wigan find themselves two points behind at half-time in the Challenge Cup Final.

John Bateman gave Wigan a dream start with a fifth-minute try, after Thomas Leuluai’s clearing kick took a fortuitous bounce.

Hull FC's Josh Griffin (left) and Wigan Warriors' Thomas Leuluai

Hull FC's Josh Griffin (left) and Wigan Warriors' Thomas Leuluai

But Hull FC took a 12-6 lead by the end of the first quarter after tries from wingers Fetuli Talanoa and Mahe Fonua - both from kicks. Marc Sneyd converted both.

Wigan finished the half strongly and, after a mistake by Carlos Tuimavave, Oliver Gildart swept over to reel in Hull’s lead to just two points.

Wigan had been forced into a late change after warm-up, with Tom Davies (ankle) replaced in the side by 18th man Liam Marshall.

Hull FC: Shaul; Fonua, Griffin, Tuimavave, Talanoa; Kelly, Sneyd; Taylor, Houghton, Watts, Manu, Minichiello, Ellis. Subs: Connor, Bowden, Washbrook, Green.

A Wigan fan at Wembley

A Wigan fan at Wembley

Wigan: S Tomkins; Marshall, Gelling, Gildart, Burgess; Williams, Leuluai; Nuuausala, McIlorum, Clubb, Farrell, Bateman, O’Loughlin. Subs: Isa, Sutton, Tautai, Powell.

Referee: Phil Bentham