Agar confident over Hull trio


Hull coach Richard Agar says the knocks picked up by three of his players in the win at Salford are not serious, and all three could feature against Widnes at the weekend.

Super League‘s leading try scorer Kirk Yeaman was forced off with concussion, Sam Obst went off with a side strain and Tom Briscoe suffered a broken nose.

But Agar told the club’s official website: “Sam got a side strain that just tightened up on him and we couldn’t quite get him back out there, but we are confident there is not too much of a tear or anything like that, so with a bit of treatment this week we’ll hope to have him back in there.

“Kirk got a bang on the head and a little bit of double vision and with Kirk being an epileptic we don’t take any chances, but he’ll be back for this weekend.

“The only other knock was Tom Briscoe who broke his nose again and we struggled to stop it bleeding, but fair play to home, he carried on and came up with some good plays for us and he’ll be fine for Saturday too.”

Hull travel to Widnes on Saturday for the fifth round of the Challenge Cup.

Agar added: “We need to win the game, we won’t be underestimating Widnes. They are a good side.

“We want to win the game and do well in the competition and our team selection will reflect that.”