Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
5 days ago
Hull coach John Kear was delighted with his side's 32-10 win over Warrington in their Engage Super League encounter after fighting off the spirited visitors.
Hull made a superb start with two tries in the opening 11 minutes through Gareth Raynor and Shaun Briscoe.
But Lee Briers scored one try and created another to put the visitors back in the game.
Raynor?s second try put Hull back in charge before a flourish towards the end of the match.
Late tries from Peter Lupton and Jamie Thackray meant it was victory for Kear?s men and he praised the fortitude of his side.
?I felt my side showed a lot of patience and character,? said Kear.
?We made an excellent start but then Warrington came back at us and it was at that point I felt our character showed through.
?We kept our coolness and played some excellent rugby but I have to say Raynor?s try just before half-time was a key one for us.
?In the second period our defence was awesome and then we finished off with two well worked tries to claim the points.?
Defeated Warrington coach Paul Cullen was far from unhappy by his side?s showing.
Cullen, although disappointed with the result, said: ?I am far from disheartened, in fact I?m encouraged because I believe we have closed the gap and we can take a lot of positives from this game into next week.
?Hull are a top quality side but I felt defensively we were solid and it was only a couple of one-on-one misses which cost us.
?We did, however, show character in coming back but I have to say that try just before half-time was a crucial one.?
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