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Saints lead Hull 22-0 at half time
SAINTS are well on top in their last game of the regular season, leading Hull FC 22-0.
All the points have come in the second quarter – and there have been some cracking tries among them.
Jon Wilkin started the ball rolling on 26 minutes when his kick ricocheted kindly, enabling Francis Meli to pick up off his bootstraps before feeding Wilkin the scoring pass on the inside.
And although a magnificent tackle-breaking zig-zagging run from Adam Swift was just stopped inches short of the line, that only delayed an an inevitable score by two tackles, with ever present Josh Jones powering over.
Undeterred, the alert Swift was back for more and he sped 50 metres for solo score after a breakdown at a Hull scrum.
And then in one last attack after the hooter had sounded, Saints’ Willie Manu stole the ball one-on-one to romp over against his former club.
Jonny Lomax has kicked three goals to give Saints a comfortable lead at the break and set them on course for a home tie next week.
Hull: Shaul; Crookes, R. Horne, Yeaman, Briscoe; Holdsworth, Miller; Watts, Houghton, Bowden, Westerman, Tickle, Johnson.
Subs: Whiting, Heremaia, Pitts, Green.
Saints: Lomax; Makinson, Turner, Meli, Swift; Wilkin, Hohaia; Puletua, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Jones, Manu, Solioila. Subs: Laffranchi, Wellens, Walmsley, Clough.