New role for Ellis in Hull FC coaching changes

Hull FC have announced several changes to their coaching staff and the return of a reserve team ahead of the 2019 season. Former Challenge Cup winning captain Gareth Ellis will start pre-season in a new coaching role, after having been involved in an administration capacity for the last twelve months. Under guidance from head coach, Lee Radford, Ellis will now…

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Hadley returning from Knights Tour

England Knights and Hull FC forward Dean Hadley will return to the UK early after suffering illness during the tour of Papua New Guinea. Hadley started Saturday’s 16-12 first testvictory over the Kumuls at loose forward, but will not feature this weekend after spending some time in hospital earlier this week. He will instead return home. “We’re obviously disappointed because…

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United Hull clubs warn against rejecting Super League proposal ahead of EGMs

The owners of both rugby league clubs in Hull have united ahead of Friday’s EGM to determine the future of the sport’s professional league structure – warning the game outside of Super League of a bleak future if top-flight proposals for change are rejected. Adam Pearson and Neil Hudgell have been two of the most outspoken figures in the game…

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Albert Kelly hopeful of full recovery from concussion layoff in time for 2019 pre-season

Hull FC half-back Albert Kelly has expressed his frustration over a difficult 2018 spent battling concussion – but he insists he is hopeful of being fit and raring to go for pre-season training for the 2019 campaign. Kelly has not played since July after suffering a third concussion of the year, which subsequently meant he was unable to play again…

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Tigers too strong for Hull at KC Stadium

Castleford Tigers were too strong for Hull FC tonight at the KC Stadium, winning 8-28 after establishing a 0-18 lead at half-time. Hull FC came into this game desperate to atone in front of their own supporters for their disastrous 80-10 defeat by Warrington Wolves eight days earlier. They were competitive for the first 15 minutes but went behind when…

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Squad news for Friday’s two Super League Super 8s games

Hull FC v Castleford (7:45pm, KCOM Stadium, Sky Sports) Despite being beaten 80-10 at Warrington last week, injury-hit Hull FC make just one change to their 19-man squad for Friday night’s game against Castleford. Young centre Cameron Scott comes in – he replaces prop Mickey Paea, who joins the club’s lengthy injury list. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Castleford coach Daryl Powell names…

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Radford questions effort of Hull players as they slip to record defeat

Hull FC suffered the heaviest score against their name in history on Thursday night – and their coach was left questioning the efforts of his players after admitting they were embarrassed by Warrington. The Black and Whites suffered a seventh straight defeat, losing 80-10 to the Wolves as their season continued to slip away into insignificance. It is the first…

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Trinity beat Hull again

Wakefield Trinity proved themselves too strong once again tonight at the KCOM Stadium, defeating their hosts Hull FC 13-31 after having beaten them 72-10 three weeks earlier. Trinity took control in the second half after the sides were level 7-7 at the interval. Hull’s defeat conclusively ends their challenge for the Super League title, but Wakefield still have an outside…

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Hull must win remaining games before Super 8s to stand play-off chance, says Taylor

Hull prop Scott Taylor believes the Black and Whites may need to win all three of their remaining games before the Super 8s to avoid falling out of play-off contention this season. Lee Radford’s side have won two of their last five games, and they are now five points behind fourth-placed Castleford following last Thursday’s defeat to Huddersfield. Games against…

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