Kirk Yeaman: We must build on defensive prowess

Hull FC centre Kirk Yeaman has urged his team-mates to build on their superb second-half defensive performance against Warrington last Sunday.

Although they lost the game 18-16, the Airlie Birds thwarted countless Wolves attacks thanks to solid goal-line defence. Yeaman wants more of the same when the Black and Whites host Bradford on Friday.

He told the Hull FC website: “It’s amazing how good you feel when you’ve done 24 tackles on your own line.

“You’d expect to be tired and on your knees but it’s completely the opposite and it actually gives you energy and makes you want to really push for each other in the next set.

“I thought our goal line defence was outstanding in that second half and there are some encouraging signs for us to build on against Bradford.

“Radders [coach Lee Radford] has said he wants to make the KC a bit of a fortress and he’s not wrong. You want to win all your home games and we got off to a good start against Catalan.

“We’ll be looking to get back on the horse on Friday and pick a couple of points up.”

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