Hull FC boss desperate to claim Steve Prescott Cup

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford admits he is desperate to get his hands on the first ever Steve Prescott Cup tonight, as they look to overturn a 12-point deficit against St Helens in the second leg of the cup.

The trophy is presented to the side which has the best aggregate score over both regular season meetings in the season, with the Saints currently holding the edge after their 34-22 win earlier in the season. There’s plenty to play for in terms of the league table too, with the Black and Whites almost in last chance saloon when it comes to a play-off push. And Radford admits it would be great to lift the Steve Prescott Cup come 10pm tonight, admitting his side have extra motivation due to the prize on offer.

“We are 12-0 down at the moment, and it would be lovely to claw that back with the result obviously coming off the back of that as well. Steve meant a lot to both clubs because he was such a fantastic character,” said Radford.

“I think it is a credit to both sides that they choose to honour his life and the services that he gave to Hull FC, St Helens and rugby league generally.

“I’m sure both sets of spectators will get behind him, and from our point of view it certainly gives the match that extra bit of incentive to go out and win it for Steve, which I’m sure Saints feel the same way.”

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