It’s been quite a start to the season for Hull FC, and centre Jack Logan insists the Airlie Birds plan on making their stay at the top permanent.
Logan and co made the rest of the Super League take notice at the weekend as they comfortably dispatched Catalans at the notoriously difficult Stade Gilbert Brutus, making them one of the early pacesetters in the competition.
Logan’s efforts in that victory earned him a spot in the TotalRL Team of the Week alongside teammates Fetuli Talanoa and Mark Minichiello.
And speaking to TotalRL, Logan insists that a top-four berth is the very least the team can achieve this year.
“I think we’ve got something different to the rest of the teams, we’ve got something special,” he said.
“I don’t think there is a team in the league at the minute that we are worried about. We’re going into every game optimistic and we don’t think there is a team that can beat us.
“It’s just exciting, we have so much skill everywhere. For someone like me who likes to bring energy to the game it’s so exciting to have so many opportunities.”
For years, the Airlie Birds have looked capable of capturing the silverware the club so desperately craves, yet their last major silverware came in 2005 when they won the Challenge Cup.
However, a buoyant Logan believes this will be the year that changes.
“We’ve got the Challenge Cup which is important, but the big one is the top four at a very, very minimum and perhaps pushing on to the Grand Final.
“I think it’s possible with our team. The talent is astonishing. Carlos Tuimavave is killing it at the minute, he’s running around people for fun. He’s shown what he can bring to Super League, and players like him and others will help us make the finals.”
The only negative for Lee Radford’s side is the prolonged wait for their next match. The World Club Series means they must wait until a week on Thursday for their next match, against the unbeaten Castleford Tigers. Logan, however, believes it could also work in their favour.
“We’ve started off on a straight high, so it’s a bit gutting not to have a game and to get on it again straight away,” he admitted.
“But it’s also not a particularly bad thing. It’s a hard fixture to go to is Catalans. It’s a long trip to get there and back, so if you were going to have a weekend off it would be after that game to get your recovery going.”