Hull FC vs. Warrington Wolves: Controversial Call Decides Super League Clash

Rugby League Results: Hull FC Push Warrington Wolves, but Controversial Call Costs Them

Hull FC showcased their improvement in a closely contested Super League clash against Warrington Wolves, ultimately falling short with a late try from Warrington’s Matt Dufty. Despite the 18-18 scoreline, Hull fans were left fuming over a crucial decision that went against their side in the dying minutes of the game.

With the scores tied and possession changing hands on the last tackle, the match officials and commentators missed what appeared to be a clear knock-on by a Warrington player. This should have wiped the tackle count and given Hull a full set of six deep in Warrington territory. Instead, Warrington capitalised on the error, marching up the field to score the winning try.

“Disgruntled Hull fans took to social media to express their frustration, with one calling out referee Ben Thaler for the missed call and suggesting the need for a Captain’s Challenge system, similar to that used in the NRL.”

Another fan lamented the missed opportunity for a potential match-winning drop goal.

Despite the heartbreak, Hull FC supporters acknowledged the team’s improvement from earlier in the season, where they had suffered a series of heavy defeats. The team’s performance against the high-flying Warrington Wolves earned praise, with one fan declaring that the “best team lost.”

The narrow defeat means Hull FC remain two points ahead of London Broncos at the bottom of the Super League table. Speaking after the game, Warrington’s head coach Simon Grix confirmed his side would have a week off before facing Salford Red Devils in early July.

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