Hull derby means more to FC, says Liam Watts

Hull FC forward Liam Watts has stoked the flames ahead of tonight’s Hull derby – insisting it means more to Hull FC because there’s more local lads in the team.

Watts has experienced both sides of the intense rivalry in Hull having played for both Hull KR and Hull FC, and will line up for FC tonight hoping to all-but secure Hull’s place in the top eight with a win.

And Watts told the Hull Daily Mail that the amount of players born in Hull that are playing for FC is proof that it means more to Hull than KR.

“The game means more to us because we’ve got a team full of Hull lads,” Watts said.

“No disrespect to them but they have got quite a few Aussies that don’t know the passion behind it as yet.

“It feels like I’m an adopted Hull lad. Some of the fans still think I was born in Hull.

“I have played in a lot of derbies now and I know full well how much it means to win one of them.”