St Helens annihilated an inexperienced Hull FC, beating them 58-0 and going on top of the Betfred Super League table.

The Saints ran in 10 tries with nine different try scorers and Waqa Blake bagging a brace.

It took only four minutes for the hosts to breach Hull’s defence as Jonny Lomax found Konrad Hurrell who unselfishly passed it to Tommy Makinson who grounded the ball for the try. Mark Percival made the conversion.

Sione Mata’utia carved open the Hull defence before teeing up Lomax who scored again soon after.

Blake got his first try of the season in 27th minute as Jack Welsby threw a dummy and passed it to Percival who then fed it to Blake on the left wing as the Fijian got on the scoresheet.

James Bell weaved his way past a crestfallen Hull defence and Percival converted to make it 24-0 at half-time.

St Helens continued bossing Hull in the second-half

The Red V’s rampage continued in the second-half as Joe Batchelor joined the try scorer party on the 44th minute.

Just three minutes later, Percival got his try as Lomax teed the 29-year-old who stepped out of a tackle to score. On this occasion, Percival failed to convert.

Hull were in dire straits and Hurrell inflicted more misery on them as he scored a try on his 100th Super League appearance.

Curtis Sironen and Blake’s tries added to the visitors’ woes as Blake’s second try hit the 50-point mark for the hosts.

With Hull hemmed in their own half, Welsby cut left and added a try in a thumping win.

St Helens coach Paul Wellens was delighted with the team performance, especially after a dreadful defeat in the Challenge Cup.

He said: “The players were hurt with what happened last weekend and we’ve had some honest conversations.

“I asked them for a response, and I think we got that, that was most pleasing.”

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