Second-row Andre Savelio scored his first hat-trick and there were more attempts by Adam Swift (2), Mahe Fonua, Jake Connor, Manu Ma’u, Bureta Faraimo, Connor Wynne, Jack Brown and Chris Satae as Hodgson enjoyed greatest victory of his reign.
With Connor shining as a winger and Satae poking holes in Leigh’s winless defense almost at will, some of the football the Airlie Birds played was sublime, as they racked up their most points in a Super League game since 2013.
“We knew that since Leigh almost bit the Catalans last week, we had to do our best and I thought the way we started the game we excluded them, which was very nice,” Hodgson said, as his opponents they were sentenced to an eleventh loss in a row in the league.
“We are trying to build for several weeks.
“I think last week (30-12 win at Castleford) was the most we passed the ball and I think we reviewed it today.
“We attack players who, when given the right, can create some opportunities.
“The connection between our column was the best it has ever had thanks to the performances of some really good powerful forwards.
“Fortunately, we got some points today and we can enjoy them and look to build on them again.”
Hull, who was missing nine first-team players, moved up to fifth with his sixth league win of the season.
With Josh Griffin, Carlos Tuimavave and Cam Scott out of the game, 20-year-old winger Wynne entered the troubled center position and impressed that he had a rare opportunity to shine.
Hodgson said: “It was very good.
“The most enjoyable thing was the way Connor defended the first set.
“We had planned that their threat was (Iain) Thornley on that left edge for them and we needed to make sure we were strong defensively particularly early in the game.
“The way that Connor stood up for him from the start as exceptional and I was very pleased that he came out and did what he had to do.”
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This notice was published: 2021-06-19 16:42:13