Radford Waiting on Talanoa

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford has confirmed he is waiting on Fetuli Talanoa ahead of tomorrow’s all-important clash with Wakefield Trinity.

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford has confirmed he is waiting on Fetuli Talanoa ahead of tomorrow’s all-important clash with Wakefield Trinity.

The Tongan winger suffered an injured elbow just under a fortnight ago when the Black & Whites lost to Leeds Rhinos at Headingley.

Talanoa has been included in the 19-man squad to face Wakefield tomorrow, but Radford says he is still waiting on the outside back, whilst prop forward Chris Green is the other absentee.

“Fetuli may struggle, so we’ll have to see,” Radford said in his pre-match press conference.

“The majority of the players we’ve had out lately will fit back in and of course there’s no Chris Green.

“He’s had his appendix out, so I think it will be a two-three week wait.”

Hull FC’s leaving trio Gareth Ellis, Mahe Fonua and Steve Michaels are all set to feature in their final game under the KCOM Stadium lights tomorrow night.

Ellis will hang up his boots at the end of the season, whilst Fonua and Michaels return back to their native Australia.

Radford wants the home crowd to show their support for the trio, who’ve helped the Black & Whites win silverware in back-to-back seasons.

“Hopefully the home crowd will show up tomorrow and show their support,” he said.

“It’s obviously the last opportunity they’ll have to see those blokes in action for us.

“So hopefully the crowd will be bouncing and we’d love to get the result for them.”

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