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Mahe Fonua is tipped to Challenge for Cup final accolade

ACCORDING to sponsors Ladbrokes, you can get odds of 33-1 for Hull FC’s Mahe Fonua to win the Lance Todd Trophy as man of the match in Saturday’s Challenge Cup final.

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Hull FC v Warrington: Selecting Wembley line-up toughest part of my coaching career, says Lee Radford

AFTER making the “toughest” decision of his coaching career, Hull FC head coach Lee Radford will fully concentrate on masterminding arguably his toughest fixture – leading the East Yorkshire club to a first victory at Wembley.

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Hull FC's Carlos Tuimavave.
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Challenge Cup Final: Airlie Birds’ Wembley preparations are ideal, says Carlos Tuimavave

HULL FC’S Carlos Tuimavave says the club’s build-up for Wembley has been near-perfect.

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: Hull FCs Mahe Fonua scores a runaway try on a comfortable night for the hosts as they blitzed Catalans 44-0 at KCOM Stadium. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Hull FC 44 Catalans Dragons 0: Semi-final spot sealed as Airlie Birds enjoy perfect night

ORDINARILY, all a coach desires before Wembley is for his squad to safely come through their last match injury-free and with no potential suspensions lingering.

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Huddersfield's Sebastine Ikahihifo is tackled by Featherstone's John Davies.

Saints duo Thompson and Walsh banned for two games

St Helens will be without Luke Walsh and Luke Thompson for the next two games after the duo were hit with suspensions.

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Hull's Chris Green.

Hull FC v Catalans Dragons: Green out to cement Wembley final spot with Hull

HAVING been 18th man once before at Wembley, Hull FC’s Chris Green is certainly not taking his spot in next week’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final for granted.

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IN THE PICTURE: Huddersfield Giants' Jermaine McGillvary.
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Huddersfield’s Jermaine McGillvary faces fierce battle to clinch spot against France

THE battle for an England wing spot is set to heat up after Wigan Warriors’ Dom Manfredi – thought to be set for his debut under new coach Wayne Bennett – was ruled out for the season.

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Super Leauge Grand Final: Leeds Rhinios v Wigan Warriors.

Dave Craven: They may not be Super, but new system deserves more time

WE are only two weeks into this year’s event and already there are widespread calls for the Super 8s to be axed completely in 2017.

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Carlos Tuimavave.

Patience paying off for leaders Hull FC, believes Tuimavave

PATIENCE proved critical in Hull’s 38-0 win at Widnes Vikings, according to their Kiwi half-back Carlos Tuimavave.

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Fetuli Talanoa scored a hat-trick for Hull in their victory over Widnes Vikings last night ( Picture: Bruce Rollinson).

Widnes 0 Hull 38: Fetuli Talanoa hat-trick keeps Airliebirds on course for possible treble

FETULI TALANOA has never scored more tries in one season than the 15 he has now collected, not even when playing outside the legendary Australia centre Greg Inglis.

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Hull FC's Mahe Fonua breaks through to score.
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Widnes v Hull FC: Heavy loss at Widnes proved turning point as Hull return seeking kickstart

FIVE months on from when head coach Lee Radford was infamously “kicked out” of the dressing room by his own players, Hull FC make a first return to Widnes Vikings with an entirely different vibe.

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Hull FC head coach Lee Radford (
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Hull FC: I could still do a job, smiles Lee Radford as he returns to playing field

THEIR Wembley opponents will be Warrington Wolves but, for 80 minutes, all Hull FC head coach Lee Radford had in his sights was Doncaster Toll Bar, of the far less salubrious Yorkshire League Premier Division.

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Hull's Kirk Yeaman (left)

Hull FC star admits leaders must bounce back

KIRK YEAMAN says Super League leaders Hull FC must swiftly prove their surprise loss against Castleford Tigers was merely a “blip” when they head to Widnes Vikings on Thursday.

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Castleford Tigers' Ben Crooks, Luke Gale, celebrate with Adam Milner after he scored the last try.

Ryan Hampshire looks to enjoy Castleford Tigers’ run-in

Having won at Super League leaders Hull FC, Ryan Hampshire says Castleford Tigers are intent on enjoying the rest of their season and simply seeing where it takes them.

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Luke Gale and Oli Holmes celebrate.

Hull FC 16 Castleford 30: Tigers answer Powell’s plea to crush leaders

CASTLEFORD TIGERS brought Super League leaders and Challenge Cup finalists Hull FC to their knees with a ruthless display last night.

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Hull shirt battle brings out best in Thompson

WHEN Hull FC added New Zealand back-rows Sika Manu and Frank Pritchard to their squad ahead of this season, you can understand why Jordan Thompson may have got just a little uncomfortable.

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Castleford progress now will ‘define’ us, says Powell

CASTLEFORD TIGERS head coach Daryl Powell says the Super 8s will “define” his squad and establish whether they truly have what it takes to challenge for honours if not this season then certainly in 2017.

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Hull FC v Castleford: We’re facing new challenge against Tigers, says Lee Radford

LEE RADFORD hopes his Hull FC squad will ride the wave of positivity, earned while securing a place at Wembley, all the way through the Super 8s.

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Hull celebrate their 16-12 victory and a place in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley.

Sneyd now aiming to rewrite Wembley history

THE saying goes “fail to prepare and prepare to fail”, something which Hull FC’s Marc Sneyd was never going to risk doing as his club strove to reach Wembley.

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Gareth Ellis closes in on his dream of Challenge Cup final victory

HULL FC captain Gareth Ellis admits the lack of a Challenge Cup winner’s medal “burns” away at him, but hopes to correct that glaring omission from his fine CV next month.

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