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Hull FC suffer triple injury blow in last-minute defeat

Hull FC players dejected

Hull FC produced a much-improved performance yesterday, however, they eventually succumbed to a heartbreaking, last-minute defeat against the Warrington Wolves. 

FC were 12 points behind on two occasions but fought back to level the scores through Liam Sutcliffe and Tom Briscoe tries. But there was late controversy as referee, Ben Thaler, appeared to miss a late knock on, with FC deep in Warrington territory.

The missed call prompted a furious reaction from FC fans, who believe the decision cost their side a shot at a potentially match-winning drop goal. The decision also gave Warrington the ball back to go and score the winning points at the other end of the pitch.

Now speaking after the game, FC boss, Simon Grix has revealed his side has suffered three injuries, as Super League heads into the international break.

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Hull FC suffer triple injury blow

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Speaking to BBC Radio Humberside after the game, Grix discussed his disappointment at not getting anything from a much-improved performance. He also stated his pride at how his side had fought the adversity of losing so many players to injury. Grix stated:

“I’m proud of them because they had a good performance but also the adversity in amongst as well Tommy [Briscoe] off for 15 minutes to go for the head check I lost Cam Scott, we lost Jack Ashworth, we lost Ligi Sao.

“So for a time we had one person to select from on the bench there and two for a longer time than that so yeah they went for a bit today, disappointing and to get beat on the bell so that’s a sucker punch. But look, I think er probably showed them signs again that we’re heading in the right direction. But it was really disappointing not to come away with something.

Expanding on the exact nature of the injuries, Grix added: “Jack [Ashworth]- ankle. Obviously, we need to check, but it was significant enough for him to go down in a heap. Cam [Scott] – hamstring. Obviously, we don’t know, we will have to get him scanned and have a look.

“Ligi [Sao], I think that was a combination of a couple of things. Ligi’s been putting himself through it for us for a while now without much of a breather.

“And yeah, he just got to where he couldn’t continue. So we’ve got a week off now to lick our wounds and hopefully at least one of them comes out the other side of it and we can select them next time, but we’ll see.”

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