Radford preparing for war with the Warriors

Lee Radford has prepared his players for a slog ahead of their Super 8s clash with Wigan.

The two teams meet for a fourth time this season, with Radford’s side currently 2-1 up in the 2016 series.

Following three bruising encounters between the two side’s already this season, Radford knows that his side will have to be up for the physical side of the battle once again this season.

“They’re the most physical team in the comp that we’ll come up against so we need to make sure that we match that but, likewise, with the ball make sure we stay to our structures.”

“But I think as we’ve shown this year that if we perform to our maximum potential then we inevitably get the result nine times out of 10 and that’s what we want to do this week.”


Victory for Hull would secure them a spot in the top two, and perhaps most importantly, a home tie in the play-offs.

However, Radford insists he isn’t paying too much attention to that at this stage of the season.

“I’ve not really thought about it (securing a place in the top two),” Radford said.

“Wigan is a big enough appetiser for us anyway to want to beat them. Whether it’s for a top two spot or not, the focus is on beating Wigan this Friday.

“They (Wigan) looked disappointed after the game. It’s going to be tough, it’s always tough against Wigan.

“We haven’t had an easy game against them this year and I’m not expecting any different this Friday.”