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Hull FC V Huddersfield Giants - Super League 2016

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First Utility Super League
Hull FC (18) 37
Tries: Bowden, Watts, Shaul 2, Houghton, Naughton Goals: Sneyd 6 Drop-goals: Sneyd
Huddersfield (16) 20
Tries: Wardle, Murphy, Brough, McGillvary Goals: Brough 2
Hull FC earned their fifth consecutive Super League win with victory against struggling Huddersfield Giants.

Josh Bowden put the hosts ahead before Joe Wardle and Aaron Murphy went over to give the Giants the lead.

Liam Watts and Jamie Shaul put Hull in front but Danny Brough cut the hosts' half-time lead to two points.

Shaul scored his second try in between Danny Houghton and Curtis Naughton scores as Hull rounded off the win before Jermaine McGillvary's late try.

Hull rise to fourth in the table, two points behind leaders Warrington, while Huddersfield's ninth defeat of the season left them bottom with only two points.

Gene Ormsby, who joined Huddersfield on a one-month loan from Warrington this week, would have extended the Giants' early lead if his try had not been disallowed for a forward pass.

Despite limiting Hull's lead at the break, Huddersfield's task was made harder when Brough was sin-binned for dissent soon after Houghton went over.

Marc Sneyd kicked six out of six attempts at goal before his drop-goal just before full-time rounded off a comfortable night for Hull.

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford: "The way we are playing, we have shown we can put points on the table.

Lee Radford
Radford on Hull FC v Huddersfield
"It's a cliche, but you've not seen the best of us. There's a lot of improvement there and we're just happy to be picking up points.

"I'm over the moon with tonight. We had to work for it. It was never going to be spectacular and I'm really pleased."

Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson: "I thought we threw some decent stuff at them for 40 minutes.

"We gifted them 18 points in that first half. After that, there are some big human beings in that Hull team, we were down to 12 and that never helped.

"It's tough at the moment. It's not about big plans or systems. It's about effort and we need to stick together and keep doing that.

"We have to realise we have some very good rugby players in this team and it's my job to get the best out of them."

Hull FC: Shaul, Michaels, Fonua, Yeaman, Naughton, Hadley, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Watts, Manu, Pritchard, Bowden.

Replacements: Paleaaesina, Green, Thompson, Talanoa.

Huddersfield Giants: Brierley, McGillvary, Cudjoe, Murphy, Ormsby, Brough, Connor, Rapira, Hinchcliffe, Huby, Wardle, Ta'ai, Lawrence.

Replacements: Crabtree, Patrick, Leeming, Roberts.

Referee: Robert Hicks

Attendance: 10,557
Club information
Full name Hull Football Club
Nickname(s) Airlie Birds, The Black and Whites, The FC Aces
Website Official site
Founded 1865; 151 years ago
Current details
KC Stadium, Hull, since 2003 (25,404)
The Boulevard, 1895-2002
Chairman Adam Pearson
Head Coach Lee Radford
Competition Super League
2015 season 8th
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'Hull Football Club, commonly referred to as Hull or Hull FC, is a professional rugby league football club established in 1865 and based in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The club plays in the Super League competition. It was known as Hull Sharks from 1996-99.

Hull F.C. were one of the founding members of the Northern Rugby Football Union which was formed in 1895 in Huddersfield, making them one of the world's first twenty-two rugby league clubs. Later that year they moved to the Hull Athletic Club's ground at the Boulevard, Airlie Street, which gave rise to their nickname the "Airlie Birds". Traditionally people from the west side of Hull support Hull FC while Hull Kingston Rovers are supported by the east half, the 'border' being regarded as the River Hull.

Old Faithful is a traditional Hull terrace song. The team shares the KC Stadium with association football side Hull City. Their mascot is the "Airlie Bird".
Club information
Full name Huddersfield Giants
Rugby League Football Club
Nickname(s) The Giants
The Claret and Gold
Website Official site
Founded 1895; 121 years ago
Current details
John Smith's Stadium (24,500)
Chairman Ken Davy
Head Coach Paul Anderson
Competition Super League
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Huddersfield Giants are an English professional rugby league club from Huddersfield,West Yorkshire, the birthplace of rugby league,who play in the Super League competition. They play their home games at the John Smith's Stadium which is shared with Huddersfield Town F.C.. Huddersfield is also one of the original twenty-two rugby clubs that formed the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895, making them one of the world's first rugby league teams. They have won 7 Championships and 6 Challenge Cups, but have not won a major trophy since 1962, some 53 years ago.

The club, particularly amongst older supporters, is sometimes referred to as Fartown.