The Airlie Birds’ defeat sees them knocked out of the play-off positions for the first team this year. Paul Wellens provided a superb virtuoso performance, scoring a well-taken hat-trick.
Danny Tickle‘s converted try ensured Hull got on the scoreboard, but Wellens eased over for his second with a minute to go before half-time.
Long had a hand in the third Wellens try as well, the talisman showing a good work ethic in controlling the ball and possession, teeing up England‘s first choice full-back to put Saints 18-6 up. That figure was duly increased to 20-6 with Long’s succeeding conversion.