Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Hull FC

Jamie Shaul piles praise on FC forwards


Hull FC full-back Jamie Shaul has added his voice to the praise being piled on the Black and Whites’ forward pack following their comprehensive victory over Huddersfield Giants last Thursday. Coach Lee Radford singled out Garreth Carvell and Mickey Paea in his post-match press conference and now Shaul has got in on the act. “I thought our pack were massive ... Read More »

Chris Tuson loving Jacob Miller partnership


Hull FC second-rower Chris Tuson claims playing alongside young Australian half-back Jacob Miller has brought the best out in him. The former Wigan forward, 24, has impressed in recent weeks after recovering from a neck injury sustained in pre-season. He said: “When I first signed, Radders [coach Lee Radford] asked me which side I wanted to play on and whether ... Read More »

Radford hails props after downing Giants

Garreth Carvell. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC coach Lee Radford heaped praise on Mickey Paea and Garreth Carvell for “laying the foundations” for his side’s impressive and comprehensive victory over Huddersfield Giants last Thursday. The Black and Whites scored four unanswered tries in Carvell’s and Paea’s first spell, establishing a 20-point lead they never relinquished. Radford, 35, said: “Our two starting frontrowers were outstanding and ... Read More »

Match Report: Hull FC 30-6 Huddersfield Giants


In a nutshell Hull FC took a 20-0 lead in the first 25 minutes, and set the Giants a hurdle that they couldn’t overcome as they tried to fight back in the second half. How it unfolded Hull scored two early tries through Fetuli Talanoa and Richard Whiting in the opening ten minutes, and although Whiting could convert neither score, ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull FC v Huddersfield Giants


Huddersfield head to Humberside for their first match since their controversial exit from the Tetley’s Challenge Cup, as they lock horns with Hull FC at the KC Stadium in Thursday’s televised clash. That 17-16 defeat will no doubt still leave a bitter taste in the mouths of Giants fans, but they have a quick turnaround to put things right, and ... Read More »

Suspension is worse than injury, claims Ellis


Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis says being out of the team through suspension is harder to deal with than an injury. The 32-year-old has just served a two-match ban and will line up against Huddersfield Giants tomorrow night. He told the Hull Daily Mail: “Being out of the side for the past couple of matches has probably been worse than ... Read More »

Gareth Ellis in Hull squad to face Giants


Former Great Britain star Gareth Ellis has been named in Hull FC’s 19-man squad to face Huddersfield Giants on Thursday night. The 32-year-old returns from a two-game suspension, but Lee Radford is without Richard Horne, Jason Crooks, Jay Pitts and Joe Arundel. Giants second-rower Brett Ferres has been named in a Giants squad virtually unchanged from Sunday’s Challenge Cup loss ... Read More »

Salford loss still stings a bit, says Houghton

Hull FC hooker Danny Houghton. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC vice-captain Danny Houghton claims the Airlie Birds are still licking their wounds after a heart-breaking golden point loss to Salford in the Challenge Cup last week. The Black and Whites were in a commanding position against the Red Devils but two late tries from Junior Sa’u and Francis Meli, and a superb touchline conversion from Jake Mullaney, forced ... Read More »

Hull want rid of McDonnell, Bulls tipped to swoop

Former Hull FC full-back Shannon McDonnell. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC confirmed today that they have opened discussions with injury-hit full-back Shannon McDonnell to bring his career at the KC Stadium to an end – and Bradford Bulls are favourite to take the Australian on a free. The 26-year-old has not played for the Airlie Birds since injuring a hamstring against Warrington in the Challenge Cup semi-final last year. ... Read More »