Radford: I thought Tony Clubb’s was a try

Lee Radford Garry Schofield

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford admitted that he thought Wigan and Tony Clubb should have been awarded a try in yesterday’s Challenge Cup Final.

The Warriors forward was adjudged to have lost possession in the in-goal area by video referee James Child as he went to score in the second half.

However many people, including Radford, believe the try should have been awarded with the ball stolen from Clubb before he grounded the ball.

“I honestly thought that was a try for Tony Clubb,” he said. “I thought we dodged a bullet there but I’ve also ran into a few bullets as well so we’ll take that.

“Those are the fine margins in finals and you have to credit our scramble defence which was a great example of the team effort we have.

“Every successful team has that camaraderie and togetherness that’s needed to put in last ditch efforts and today that was evident again.”

Hull eventually prevailed 18-14 at Wembley to secure their second consecutive Challenge Cup crown and put their hoodoo at the national stadium firmly behind them.