Hull FC coach Lee Radford revealed that his group are desperate to end the club’s Wembley hoodoo in next month’s Challenge Cup final – but says they are more than capable of finally winning inside the national stadium.
Friday’s 16-12 win against Wigan ensures Hull have an eighth opportunity in their history to claim victory at Wembley, with the previous seven all ending in defeat.
But Radford believes that this group, the one touted as Hull’s most talented for years, has the ability to end that horrendous hoodoo hanging over the club’s head.
“We knew the magnitude of what was at stake,” he said. “We’re reminded that we’ve never been to the nation’s capital and got a result, but it’s achievable with this group, that’s for sure. To lift that trophy would be an unbelievable occasion for this city.
“I’ve been there and lost twice with this team and for us it’s about going there and getting a result. We’re desperate to right 115 years of wrongs. I can’t tell you how much that would mean.
“The game was about effort and grit. In the two previous rounds there was some quality but tonight was all about winning.”