Brett Hodgson started his tenure as Hull coach in winning fashion as they beat Huddersfield 22-10 in their first game of the campaign.
Jake Connor opened the scoring in the 17th minute before Josh Griffin went over to give the Black and Whites a 12-0 lead at the break.
Marc Sneyd extended Hull’s lead shortly after the second half restart with a penalty goal, while Huddersfield forward Kenny Edwards was sin-binned just moments later after blocking Josh Reynolds from chasing a kick.
The Reynolds-Sneyd partnership looked exciting throughout the match and it clicked on the hour when Reynolds raced onto a Sneyd grubber to score.
Sneyd added another penalty goal in the 66th minute to put the game out of reach for Ian Watson’s Giants.
Samoa internationals Ricky Leutele and James Gavet scored for Huddersfield in the final quarter but they would only prove to be consolation tries as Hull finished 22-10 winners at Headingley.
Hull: Connor; Fonua, Tuimavave, Griffin, Swift; Reynolds, Sneyd; Satae, Houghton, Sao, Savelio, Ma’u, Lane. Subs: Bowden, Cator, Scott, Taylor.
Tries: Connor, Griffin, Reynolds Goals: Sneyd 5
Huddersfield: Gaskell; McGillvary, Cudjoe, Leutele, McIntosh; Cogger, Russell; Yates, Cunningham, Gavet, McQueen, Greenwood, Jones. Subs: English, Edwards, Wilson, O’Brien.
Tries: Leutele, Gavet Goals: Russell 1