City of Hull Academy director urges clubs to look at their model

The man in charge of the City of Hull Academy has urged clubs who are struggling with their own Academy systems to consider following in their footsteps after a successful second season for the project. Met with much criticism in the city when it was announced the two Hull clubs would merge their junior setups, the City of Hull Academy…

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Hull seal semi spot with comfortable Castleford victory

Hull FC sealed a third-placed finish and semi-final meeting with Leeds Rhinos with a 48-16 victory at League Leaders Castleford Tigers. Quickfire tries from Albert Kelly and Jake Connor saw Hull moved into a 10-point lead before Danny Houghton took in a Marc Sneyd grubber for their third try midway through the half. Tuoyo Egodo marked his Castleford debut by…

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Taylor calls on Hull to excel in “knockout game” at Castleford tonight

Hull FC have already played – and beaten – Castleford in one quarter-final this year: and prop Scott Taylor has likened tonight’s huge game against the runaway Super League leaders to another knockout tie. The Black and Whites know that if they win at Castleford tonight, and record a third win over Daryl Powell’s side this year in the process,…

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PERMUTATIONS: Who needs to do what to secure a play-off place this weekend?

Hull FC (3rd) For Hull, as the team in the best position of the four sides still in contention, the equation is relatively simple: win at Castleford on Friday, and they are not only guaranteed a play-off place, but third spot and a trip to Leeds. However, should they lose, their position does come into some jeopardy. They have the…

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SQUAD WATCH: Castleford ring the changes for Hull FC clash

Castleford v Hull (8pm, Sky Sports) Castleford coach Daryl Powell has made six changes for Friday night’s clash against Hull FC – who need a win to be absolutely sure of a play-off place themselves ahead of next week’s semi-finals. Powell has rung the changes from last week’s squad that beat Wigan; Zak Hardaker, Oliver Holmes, Nathan Massey, Grant Millington, Adam…

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TotalRL’s Team of the Week: Super 8s, Round 6

Fullback: Ben Barba (St Helens) The mercurial NRL superstar retains his place in our team for a second consecutive week – and last Friday against Huddersfield, Barba was simply sensational. Wing: Tom Briscoe (Leeds) Like Leeds, Tom Briscoe’s form is hitting an impressive level at just the right time. The winger was in impressive form during last weekend’s win against…

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Hull close in on play-offs with dramatic win over Wakefield

Hull FC all but secured their place in the play-offs as Marc Sneyd’s late drop goal secured a 19-18 victory over Wakefield Trinity. Lee Radford’s side picked up the two points after Wakefield’s Liam Finn agonisingly pulled a field goal attempt wide in the final 20 seconds of the game that would have levelled the contest. Instead, the Black and…

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It’s still in our hands, says Liam Finn, as he urges Wakefield to remain upbeat

Wakefield Trinity half-back Liam Finn has called on his team-mates to do what they have done all season: continue to defy expectations and quickly shed the heartbreak of last week’s defeat to St Helens. Trinity could have gone a long way towards securing a play-off spot with a win last Thursday – and for 78 minutes, they looked on course…

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