Bevan French breaks Super League record for most tries in a game

Drew Darbyshire
Bevan French Wigan Warriors SWpix

Photo: Ed Sykes/SWpix

Wigan superstar Bevan French broke the Super League record for most tries in a game as he went over SEVEN times in their 60-0 win over Hull.

The Australian surpassed Bradford legend Lesley Vainikolo, who held the record having scored six tries for the Bulls against Hull in 2005.

French’s first two tries were identical. They were both laid on a plate by his full-back Jai Field out wide. Harry Smith converted both to give his side a 12-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Field scored from a spectacular 90-metre effort in the 24th minute before French completed his hat-trick 10 minutes later.

French got his fourth just before the break, ultimately putting the game out of reach for Hull. Smith’s conversion gave Matt Peet’s side a 28-0 lead at the break.

HT: Wigan Warriors 28-0 Hull FC

Bevan French Wigan Warriors SWpix

Bevan French goes over for a try | Photo: Ed Sykes/SWpix

It was just more French magic in the second half. He danced his way through the Hull defence to get his fifth shortly after the second half restart.

Australian Field got his second when he raced under the sticks following a sublime offload from Cade Cust.

French was having a Field day (pardon the pun). He completed his double hat-trick in the 53rd minute before crossing for the record-breaking try on the hour.

The DW Stadium erupted as he went over for his seventh, making Super League history. All the Wigan fans in the ground will never forget this momentous moment.

French was then brought off by Peet to a standing ovation from the Warriors faithful, with the game wrapped up at 50-0 with 20 minutes still left to play.

Liam Marshall and Harry Smith went over for Wigan in the final 10 minutes to seal a thrilling 60-0 win over a very poor Hull.

FT: Wigan Warriors 60-0 Hull FC

Wigan: Field; French, Isa, Bibby, Marshall; Cust, Smith; Byrne, Powell, Havard, Farrell, Pearce-Paul, Smithies. Subs: Mago, Ellis, Partington, O’Neill.

Tries: French (7), Field (2), Marshall, Smith Goals: Smith 8

Hull: Walker; Simm, Vulikijapani, Griffin, McIntosh; Lovodua, Gale; Satae, Houghton, Fash, Lane, Longstaff, Brown. Subs: Hookem, Laidlaw, Severs, Taylor.

Tries: Goals:

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