Hull urged to take their chance

11 June 2021 21:41:11 GMTPlus10

Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson says his side need to embrace the occasion as they prepare to face St Helens in the Challenge Cup semi-finals on Saturday.

The Black and Whites come into the game on the back of a defeat to Kristian Woolf's side in Super League, but they are 3.50 to get revenge, while Saints are 1.33 to win at the Leigh Sports Village.

Silverware is what you do the job for, it's what the players want to play for.

Brett Hodgson

Hull FC have a great record in the competition of late, winning the Challenge Cup in 2016 and 2017, while Hodgson himself reached the final on two occasions, winning the trophy in 2012 with Warrington Wolves.

During his first season in charge, he has guided Hull FC into fifth in the Super League table, but silverware is on his mind as he tries to reward the club's fans for their loyal support.

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With a third trip to Wembley in six years up for grabs, Hodgson has named the strongest squad possible, with only back-rower Joe Cator unavailable through injury.

When asked about the task at hand, Hodgson says his side need to cherish the moment rather than freeze on the big stage.

He told the Hull Daily Mail: "We've spoken about what it means to the club, the supporters of our club and the city.

"It's such a huge occasion and if you're good enough to be there at the end, the whole city gets behind us, and we're looking forward to being in that position to do that.

"It's obviously huge. Silverware is what you do the job for, it's what the players want to play for obviously, and hopefully we get that chance, and we can speak about that after this weekend."

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