Hull FC boss Lee Radford hailed his young side for what he described as a ‘huge’ win in Catalans as the Black and Whites came away as dramatic 31-30 winners in golden point.
FC came into the game without six recognised front rowers and gave debuts to 18 year old Jack Brown and 21 year old Levy Nzoungou, with teenage fullback Connor Wynne playing only his second game.
Despite leading for much of the game, Catalans took a 30-28 lead with four seconds remaining before Marc Sneyd stepped up to land a penalty from half way on the buzzer to level matters and kicked his second golden point field goal of the season to seal an unlikely win for Hull and Radford heaped praise for his players’ never say die attitude.
“We’re sat in joint third in the comp and with the injuries we’ve had, averaging six and probably averaging more now after today, it’s probably not getting the justice or credit it deserves really,” he said.
“To have two kids on debut and come here and get a result on debut with every challenge that we have thrown at us. It’s a huge credit to this group of players.”