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Hull FC heading back up from ‘really dark place’ after rough winter

From Hull’s last 42 Super League games, Sunday’s win was only their 17th. It has been thin gruel on the banks of the Humber

By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required

If it’s not long since you lost 13 games in a row, any win is gratefully received. When Hull FC hung on to claim the two points in London last Sunday, there was a collective sigh of relief. Friday night will bring an even tougher test of their revival when high-flying Warrington come to the East Riding. But whatever happens, Hull left winger Bureta Faraimo is just glad Lee Radford’s team are living in the light again.

“We had to get out of that dark place we were in,” said Faraimo, who scored one try of Hull’s second half burst having set up their opener with an outrageous offload. “We managed to do that a couple of weeks ago and we’ve turned a page since then. It’s starting to come. Our preparation has been a bit better, the boys are holding each other accountable for their stuff when previously when they didn’t. Not much has changed: just those one-percenters, those mental efforts.”

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