After losing Luke Walsh to injury in the first minute of the game, it was always going to be a tough ask for the Saints as they travelled away to a Hull side riding high in Super League.

In what is seemingly a recurring theme for this Saints team, they put themselves behind the 8 ball early, as tries from Ellis and Fonua gave Hull an early 12 point lead, leaving Saints fans feeling like it was going to be a long afternoon, but spirits were raced after some good play moving the ball saw both Swift and Lomax level it up.

Atelea Vea gave Saints a fortuitous lead after Theo Fages pass appeared to travel forward before being collected and touched down by the former London Bronco. Saints went in at half time 18-14 up, with Sneyd kicking a penalty on the hooter as Saints were adjudged to have taken a man out in back play.

Second half tries from Tuimavave and Scott Taylor restored Hull’s advantage to 8 points, before Jack Ashworth scrambled to ground the ball to set up a close finish, and with Saints taking risks, a short drop out was collected by Danny Washbrook who broke free of a poor Jordan Turner effort to touch down and seal victory.

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