Shaul Expecting Electric Atmosphere in Final Home Game

Hull FC fullback Jamie Shaul is expecting an electric atmosphere inside the KCOM Stadium as the Black & Whites do battle with Wakefield Trinity on Thursday night.

Hull FC fullback Jamie Shaul is expecting an electric atmosphere inside the KCOM Stadium as the Black & Whites do battle with Wakefield Trinity on Thursday night.

With just two games remaining until the Super 8s campaign comes to a close, there are just two spots remaining for the play-off semi-finals.

And Shaul is expecting the Black & White army to make plenty of noise for Thursday’s eagerly anticipated clash with Trinity, who are also battling for a top four spot.

“Our fans will be massive for us on Thursday night and I’m looking forward to playing in front of them,” Shaul told hullfc.com.

“They always turn up in big numbers with plenty of noise when we need them most and they’re a huge part of this club.

“Even though we lost on Friday, the atmosphere inside the stadium made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck and I was getting goosebumps, so if they can replicate that on Thursday then we’re laughing.”

The Airlie Birds have beaten Trinity in both Super League meetings this season, the most recent was a 40-18 thumping at the KCOM Stadium back in June, when Shaul scored an impressive 70 metre try.

Also meeting on the opening day of the season in miserably muddy conditions, Hull FC’s mettle was put to the test as they narrowly escaped the Beaumont Legal Stadium with an 8-6 triumph.

And Shaul, who is the club’s joint top try-scorer in 2017, admits Hull FC know what areas Wakefield are most dangerous in, insisting there will be a meaty battle in the middles.

“They’re a strong side throughout, but their middles are probably their strongest asset because they’ve got some big ball carriers such as David Fifita and Anthony England,” he explained.

“Every single player will have an individual battle for this game, so there’s no room for switching off - it’s got to be 80 minutes of focus.”

“We’re going to have to work really hard in that department to ensure they don’t give their edges too much to work with as we’re equally aware of how capable they are.

“Every single player will have an individual battle for this game, so there’s no room for switching off - it’s got to be 80 minutes of focus.”

Tickets are still available for Thursday’s all-important clash with Chris Chester’s side, but East Stand Unreserved has now SOLD OUT!

Other areas in the ground are closing in on capacity and fans are urged to purchase tickets before the day of the game to avoid disappointment.

Tickets can be purchased at the club’s retail stores, or easier still, online at ticketing.hullfc.com

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