Hull FC are preparing for their last pre-season friendly ahead of the new season as they take on Wakefield Trinity this weekend.
However, the Black and Whites are hoping for a better performance than when they edged Sheffield Eagles recently according to new signing from Leeds Rhinos Liam Sutcliffe who revealed the squad weren’t happy with the win over the Eagles.
“We weren’t necessarily too happy with the performance at Sheffield, but it was an early learning curve for the group and it was probably what we needed so early in pre-season,” he explained to the club’s website.
“We have done a lot of work in breaking that game down and looking at where we can improve on certain things as a team and all of the lads have really embraced that on the field.
“We’ve had some really constructive and positive training sessions and now we’re looking to build on that stuff going into Wakefield this weekend.”
This comes after star NRL signing Tex Hoy admitted in social media that he was dissatisfied with his own performance on the day.
He said: “Poor performance on my behalf, keep moving forward. Trust the process” and a player of his calibre will certainly become an outstanding player in the NRL as he warms up to the league and trusts in that process. Plus he will never have played in such cold conditions in his career having played in the NRL.
He perhaps was unhappy with the tries Hull conceded from grubbers but on an artificial pitch it is understandable.
Poor performance on my behalf.. keep moving forward #TrustTheProcess https://t.co/VvOqCgs5fU
— TEX HOY (@texhoy) January 22, 2023
Sutcliffe didn’t feature that day but is excited for his Hull FC debut:
“I’m ready for it – I’m excited! It’s been a while since I last played a game and it feels like pre-season has been really long,” he said.
“I’m excited for my first run out as a Hull player and just getting back out on the field to be honest.
“These games are also really good to see where you’re at fitness-wise, both as an individual and as a team.”