Tony Smith has his say on Josh Griffin red card

Yesterday Hull FC were well in the game against St Helens in the Challenge Cup.

It was 12-all as the two teams headed into halftime but as the players left the field for the halftime interval Josh Griffin was sent off for something he said to referee Chris Kendall.

Speaking on BBC Radio Humberside after the game, Tony Smith addressed the red card but stressed that he was disappointed with his side’s discipline in general.

“We have rules in place and our game is about discipline and there are ways you can question referees and ways you can’t,” Smith said.

“So if he’s done something wrong then he’s got to pay the price for it and so do we as a team.

“Aside from the sending off, I thought we lacked discipline in general. Some of the six agains we conceded, you just can’t afford to have against a team like St Helens.

“We gave them a couple of legs up which ultimately cost us.

“But right up until the end I thought we matched them in terms of energy.”

Down to 12 men, St Helens stormed to a 32-18 win in the second half.

They join Hull KR in the final four.