- Radford eyeing 80-minute performance
- Hull host Castleford on Sunday
- FC boss identified Tigers’ key threats
Hull FC head coach Lee Radford is eyeing an 80-minute performance from his players on Sunday when Castleford Tigers come to town.
It’s the first of two, big home games for Hull with Warrington Wolves rolling into East Yorkshire next Friday after the Black and Whites face their Yorkshire rivals Castleford on Sunday afternoon.
Having got back to winning ways on Easter Monday, Radford wants his players to put in an 80-minute performance over the side who currently occupy top spot in the Super League table.
“For us we’ve got to do a job on the middle unit and they’ve been going really well for them and we’ve got to make sure we’re at our game,” said the Hull boss.
“We’ve not performed to our potential this year for an 80-minute period so there’s a real challenge for us and Sunday will be a great opportunity to do that.”Radford wants an 80-minute performance from his team on Sunday
“We’ve not performed to our potential this year for an 80-minute period so there’s a real challenge for us and Sunday will be a great opportunity to do that.”
The Tigers will be looking to bounce back having lost their second game of the season on Monday to St Helens, however they still boast one of the strongest squads in the competition.
Along with their eye-catching backs, Daryl Powell’s forwards have also been drawing plenty of attention and that’s the area that Radford has identified on Sunday to shut down and try and get a result over the Tigers.
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“They’re top of the table and they’re level on points with Leeds. Both play really different brands of rugby, strangely we struggle more with Leeds than we do Cas and the way they play,” he said.
“They’re playing attractive rugby and they’re not too dissimilar to us - they play with ball-playing middles, we play with ball-playing middles.
“They’ve got big middles, we’ve got big middles. They rely heavily on their outside backs, as do we and we’ll see on Sunday.”
Tickets for Sunday’s game are selling fast and fans are advised to buy their tickets in advance.
Tickets can be purchased from the club’s retail stores, by calling the ticket office on 01482 505 600 or online from ticketing.hullfc.com