Andy Last “really proud” to lead hometown club Hull out at KCOM Stadium

Andy Last was “absolutely over the moon” to lead Hull FC out on home soil for the first time as his side claimed a 48-6 victory over struggling Castleford.

Hull ran in eight tries in their first game at the KCOM Stadium since Lee Radford lost his job as head coach following a heavy 38-4 defeat to Warrington on March 12.

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Since the resumption of rugby league’s top flight in August matches have been held in double or triple headers at a single venue due to coronavirus protocols.

But it was all smiles for interim boss Last as Hull produced one of their best performances of the season to remain in with an outside chance of making the top four following their third win in four games.

“I was absolutely over the moon with it,” said the delighted interim head coach when asked about the thrill of being in charge of his first official home game.

“I did gently whisper to a few of the senior players on the training field that this is my first home game as head coach of Hull FC, my hometown club, the team I supported as a boy, so please make sure it goes down in the history books as a win.

“Bureta Faraimo said, ‘Don’t worry coach, we will get the win’, Carlos (Tuimavave) was the same, so I think there was a little bit of extra motivation. I was really, really proud.

“I wouldn’t have lived it down (if Hull lost). Whenever it happens, when I have grandchildren I will be able to say, ‘I coached Hull FC and won my first ever game at the KCOM Stadium’.

“It is something I will remember for a very long time.”

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