Wigan 60 – 0 Hull

The best of the action from the Super League match between Wigan Warriors and Hull FC

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The best of the action from the Super League match between Wigan Warriors and Hull FC

The best of the action from the Super League match between Wigan Warriors and Hull FC

Bevan French broke the Super League record for most attempts in a single player game with seven for Wigan against Hull FC.

French broke a 17-year-old record for most tries in a Super League game when the Warriors defeated the Black and Whites 60-0.

The Australian Frenchman, who is out of contract at the end of the season, scored four tries in the first half before taking three more to break Lesley Vainikolo’s record since September 2005.

Wigan coach Matt Peet said: “Hey [French] been going well with us for a while. He has done some special things and tonight was a night where he could show his talent.

“That’s what we love about him. He has so many abilities, he does a lot of selfless things and his teammates love him. He is a pleasure to work with on a daily basis. He got everything he deserved tonight.”

Wigan Warriors' Bevan French broke the Super League record for most tries in a game with seven against Hull

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Wigan Warriors’ Bevan French broke the Super League record for most tries in a game with seven against Hull

Wigan Warriors’ Bevan French broke the Super League record for most tries in a game with seven against Hull

Jai Field, who had a hand in three of French’s first half scores, ran all over the field to score his first try before adding a second after some great work from Patrick Mago and Cade Cust.

Hull simply had no answer for French or Field and it showed. Even with French off the field, Wigan scored two more tries, with Liam Marshall and Harry Smith coming into play.

French (left) broke Lesley Vainikolo's old record

French (left) broke Lesley Vainikolo’s old record

It took 14 minutes before the first runs were scored. Jack Brown knocked for Hull as he tried to avoid a quick Wigan play-the-ball and from the resulting scrum the ball was moved to Field on the right and he pulled in his marker to send French into the corner.

Wigan then made two attempts in the space of four minutes to leave Hull shocked. A neat inside kick from Smith was intercepted by Field, and after losing his balance, he got the ball to French for his second.

Hull had a chance to hit back after Morgan Smithies knocked on his own half, but it was the home fans who were quick on their feet. A kick on Luke Gale’s final tackle was caught by Field and he ran the full length of the field to score.

French completed a hat-trick in the first half with Field having another hand in it. Kai Pearce-Paul and Field batted together on the right, before the latter fired a cut-out pass for Frans to continue racing and score.

French was more than a pain in Hull’s flank as he had the simple task of picking up a loose ball on Hull’s line to take his fourth and the easiest he will ever score. Smith added his fourth conversion and Wigan led 28-0 at halftime.

Wigan showed no signs of taking their foot off the gas as they scored three minutes after the break. Pearce-Paul took over the defensive line before unleashing a one-handed offload to French, after which the winger showed some silky footwork to take his fifth of the evening.

A stampede from Mago saw him send the ball to Cust, who then sent it back in so Field could race away for his second try.

Field attacked on the right and sent Frans in for his sixth attempt, breaking Wigan’s record for most Super League attempts in a single game.

Not content with breaking Wigan’s record, he took the Super League record when he got the ball into the corner to register his seventh.

He was then eliminated for the remainder of the game and further attempts by Marshall and Smith ended a dismal night for Hull, with the latter taking his personal total to 20 points after an eighth conversion.