Brett Hodgson praises returning Gale and Swift in Wigan win

Brett Hodgson Hull

Hull head coach Brett Hodgson praised Luke Gale and Adam Swift following their 31-22 victory over Wigan.

Gale returned to the starting team after being left out against St Helens. Winger Swift also missed out last week, and returned with a brace inside 13 minutes at the MKM Stadium.

The Black and Whites raced out of the blocks with three quick tries. However, they had to wrestle control back from Wigan in the second half after the Warriors drew level, with a late Chris Satae try sealing it for the hosts.

Brett Hodgson praises Gale and Reynolds

“He (Gale) and Josh Reynolds were good today and they gave Jake Connor the space out the back to do what he does. I thought both of them, along with Danny Houghton, contributed well,” Hodgson said.

“Adam was very disappointed to be left out last week and he, alongside Luke, responded really well and put the team first. He finished a couple of quality opportunities in the first half and did what he does today.

“Wigan are very difficult to score against, so the way we executed early on set the platform for us to play off, which was excellent.”

Hull boss impressed by character

The Hull boss was impressed by his side’s character after claiming their sixth straight win at home.

“It was a win built on a lot of character,” Hodgson said.

“We were down to 14 men by the end of the game. There was a period in that second half where I thought they were coming back and we were able to turn that with a good try to Carlos (Tuimavave) in the corner. So, I’m very pleased.

“I felt at half-time the score didn’t reflect how dominant we’d been in the first half. But, to be fair to Wigan, they came to play. They were very physical and threw a lot at us, which is difficult with one eye on next week. I thought the boys responded well.”

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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