Hull edge Giants for top four finish

Hull FC earned a hard-fought 14-12 victory over Huddersfield Giants to finish the regular season in third place. The hosts got off to a good start as Mark Minichiello and Josh Bowden crossed within the opening quarter of the game. Huddersfield responded with two tries in four minutes before half time however through Darnell McIntosh and Jermaine McGillvary to cut…

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Huddersfield clash is “Judgement Day” for Hull, says Lee Radford

Not one to ever mince his words, Hull FC coach Lee Radford has labelled Friday night’s clash with in-form Huddersfield as “Judgement Day” as they look to give themselves a chance of a top-four finish. Hull know that they could finish the weekend as high as third – but they could also be as low as sixth should results go…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s games as Ellis eyes Hull return

Hull FC v Huddersfield (8pm, KCOM Stadium) There are two huge boosts for Hull FC ahead of Friday’s clash with Huddersfield: as captain Gareth Ellis and half-back Albert Kelly both return to the squad. Ellis has not played since Hull’s league victory against Castleford back in April, while Kelly missed the trip to Leeds last week. Huddersfield make one change:…

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Kelly to miss Leeds clash – as Gareth Ellis nears long-awaited comeback

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has revealed that Albert Kelly will NOT feature in Friday night’s mouthwatering clash with Leeds – but captain Gareth Ellis could return to action for the club’s reserve side this weekend. Kelly suffered a calf injury during the closing stages of last weekend’s defeat at St Helens and, despite recovering quicker than expected, Radford has…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Castleford v Salford (8pm, Sky Sports) There are changes aplenty for the league leaders ahead of Friday’s televised clash with Salford. Adam Milner, Jake Webster and Larne Patrick are all missing following last week’s win over Wakefield, with Kevin Larroyer, Tom Holmes and Jake Trueman coming into their squad. Salford are yet to name their squad. Castleford squad: Eden, Foster,…

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Hull coach Lee Radford unsure whether central contracts could create chasm

Hull FC coach Lee Radford admits he’s fearful of whether the RFL’s policy on central contracts could make the bigger clubs even more powerful. It emerged this week that the sport’s governing body are interested in tying down a number of players to deals which would give them a £25,000 bonus in return for several days of promotional work a…

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Radford insists Castleford are still ‘catchable’ despite defeat

Hull FC can still catch Castleford at the Super League summit: that’s the view of Black and Whites coach Lee Radford despite their narrow defeat to the league leaders on Friday. Hull are now nine points adrift of the Tigers following their first loss to Daryl Powell’s side this year. Castleford are eight points adrift of their nearest contenders, second-placed…

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A combined Castleford and Hull 13 ahead of Friday’s showdown

They don’t get much bigger than tonight’s huge top-of-the-table showdown between league leaders Castleford and second-placed Hull FC. So in true TotalRL fashion, we thought we’d stir up some debate by asking of the 19-man squads named by both sides, which players from each team would make a combined XIII? Get ready to argue with us.. Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford)…

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