Radford questions effort of Hull players as they slip to record defeat

Hull FC suffered the heaviest score against their name in history on Thursday night – and their coach was left questioning the efforts of his players after admitting they were embarrassed by Warrington.

The Black and Whites suffered a seventh straight defeat, losing 80-10 to the Wolves as their season continued to slip away into insignificance.

It is the first time Hull have conceded 80 points in their history, and Radford said: “Yeah, I think you put the word embarrassed next to that scoreline.”

He then continued: “I can’t explain it. There’s a commitment to the supporters and the 16 blokes you line up with to have a dig for each other.

“Clearly with some of the efforts I’ve seen out there tonight, that level doesn’t mean as much as it should. It feels very similar to the Wakefield match.”

Radford also admitted Hull’s final four games – with a semi-final spot out of the question – will be the longest period he and his players have endured for some time.

He said: “It looks like some are overjoyed when they’re not selected, it’s relief when they’re not in the firing line but having said that the performances of the senior blokes were questionable as well.

“It’s a new one this one for me, so lifting them will be interesting. It’s not going to be easy to get over; there’s five games left and it will be the longest five weeks of everyone’s lives.”