Hlaf time at Wembley: Hull 12 Wigan 10

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

Saturday, 26th August 2017, 4:55 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 1:06 pm
Wigan Warriors' fans celebrate their sides first try during the Ladbrokes 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Referee: Phil Bentham

A Wigan fan at Wembley
Hull FC's Josh Griffin (left) and Wigan Warriors' Thomas Leuluai
A Wigan fan at Wembley