Connor: I wish we could play in the Challenge Cup every week

Hull FC utility Jake Connor believes his side remain strong contenders for silverware this season, especially in the Challenge Cup.

The Black and Whites have stuttered so far in 2020, winning only five Super League games, however they produced a dominant performance in the cup last weekend when they comfortably beat Castleford.

It has become a common theme for Hull to save their best performances for the Challenge Cup, a competition they won back-to-back in 2016 and 2017.

Speaking ahead of their quarter-final showdown with Wigan, Connor admits he wishes they could play in the competition more often.

He said: “Every time I play in the Challenge Cup, it is something we seem to get up for and I reckon if we played in the tournament every week, we would win every week.

“It remains a prestigious competition to us, every game is massive. It is exciting, everyone knows what is at stake.

“After all, it is knock-out rugby, we only have that one chance and we always seem to put a performance in.”

Although Hull’s best chance of a trophy this season remains the Challenge Cup, Connor still believes they could mount a late challenge in Super League.

“I definitely think we have a chance of winning silverware this year,” said Connor. “Obviously, we got off to a bad start (in the league).

“It only takes a few of those top teams to drop some points. For example, Hull KR beating Wigan the other week.

“We just have to keep winning games. Hopefully, the other teams will pick up a few losses then we will be in with a shout.”

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