Plenty to Work on, says Minichiello

Mark Minichiello says there's plenty to work on for Hull FC heading into their final home game of the regular season against Huddersfield Giants on Friday.

Mark Minichiello says there’s plenty to work on for Hull FC heading into their final home game of the regular season against Huddersfield Giants on Friday.

The Black and Whites were edged out by Leeds Rhinos on Friday night 10-7 - their third loss in a row heading into the conclusion of the regular campaign this Friday.

Minichiello, who started in the back row on Friday evening, says Hull will need to fix up the errors they made against the Rhinos if they are to get back on the horse against the Giants.

“We put ourselves under way too much pressure,” said the Australian back rower.

“Coming out of our own end, we made too many simple errors and playing against a quality side like Leeds you can’t do that.

“They tried to go ahead and they hung on but we’re going to have to rectify that pretty quickly because we’ve got to start winning.”

Despite being without a win since their last game on home soil, which was at the end of June against Wakefield Trinity, the Airlie Birds have only lost by narrow margins.

Minichiello highlighted the way Hull have defended in their recent matches but insists there’s still room for improvement and says they can take some solace from their recent performances.

“It’s been good (defence) but we’ve put ourselves under way too much pressure in every one of those games,” he said.

“Our ball control over the last few weeks has been really poor. We’re going to have to go back to basics to work on that.

“I’m sure we can take the positives out of the game, you can take the positives out of everything and we need to look at what we did wrong and work on that as well.”

Minichiello and the rest of the Black and Whites host Huddersfield Giants on Friday night in the final regular season game before the Super 8s as the club celebrates their first-ever Community Week, in association with ARCO.

The great work done in community rugby league will be showcased with a special match day planned including the crowning of the inaugural Hull FC Community Clubman of the Year, sponsored by The Paint and Body Shop.

Check out the nominees for the award by clicking here

Space is limited in most areas of the ground already but there’s still time to secure your seat.

All junior tickets are priced at £5 whilst members can introduce a friend to rugby league with our Friend for a Fiver offer!

Friend for a Fiver can be bought in store or over the phone by calling the ticket office on 01482 505 600.

Members must present their membership card in store or quote their membership card for phone sales.

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