Yesterday, Hull FC picked up a vital win over Wigan Warriors 31-22 to dent Wigan’s momentum heading into next week’s Challenge Cup Final against Huddersfield.
The win leaves Hull fifth four points clear of the chasing pack and coach Brett Hodgson was delighted with the win which he felt was founded on character.
Speaking after the game he revealed on the club’s website that a number of players were playing on with injuries: “That is a win built on a lot of character – we were down to 14 men in the closing stages of that game.
“Players were playing injured and sore, and the fact that there was a period where Wigan were in control of the game in that second-half makes it all the more pleasing that we held firm.
“Going into half-time, the score line didn’t reflect our dominance, but to be fair to Wigan, they came to play. They threw everything at us, but we had all of the answers.”
So, it was a brutal affair which could cost Hull a few players and Hodgson gave an update on those who could face severe injuries: “Ligi looks like he’s picked up a PCL (knee) – he is a tough bloke so for him not being able to get back out onto the field is concerning. However, we don’t know on the severity at this stage.
“Jordan Lane got a stinger in his shoulder which didn’t ease off. And Carlos’s hamstring tightened up but we don’t know if its anything major at this stage.”
You can read his full comments here.