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Hull FC’s greatest ever Super League campaign

Super League is about to head into its 28th season.

Of the previous 27, St Helens have won 10 titles, Leeds Rhinos have claimed eight meaning that between them they have two third of the Super League titles between them.

Wigan Warriors have won five titles and Bradford Bulls have won the other four. Four other clubs have won the League Leaders’ Shield whilst five have contested but lost Grand Finals.

Every Super League club has made a splash at one stage or another at the right end of the table.

So, that’s why we’re considering every Super League club’s super season in the top flight, that is to say, their best every Super League campaign.

Today is the turn of Hull FC. But what is their best ever campaign as they head into 2023 hoping that this year proves to be their best ever season?

This is a choice of three.

The Black and Whites played in the Grand Final in 2006, despite a slow start to the season and a change in coach. They finished second and became only the fifth side to contest a Grand Final losing 26-4 to St Helens.

In 2016 and 2017, they were 80 minutes away from returning and arguably had the best squad over this period.

They won back-to-back Challenge Cups but only managed to finish third in Super League losing semi-finals to Wigan Warriors in 2016 and Leeds Rhinos in 2017.

Ultimately, the pick goes to 2016. Hull FC had a very realistic chance of finishing top, unlike 2006, and could have done if they had not lost to Warrington Wolves on the final day.

Thus, they even had a chance of winning the treble had things gone differently.

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