“Hard talks tomorrow” Brett Hodgson reacts to Hull’s 60-6 defeat to Saints

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Hull coach Brett Hodgson says he will have some hard talks with his side on Monday when they review their 60-6 defeat to St Helens.

The Black and Whites took the lead through full-back Jack Walker before St Helens scored 11 unanswered tries to finish comfortable 60-6 winners at the MKM Stadium.

Hodgson was left scratching his head after another collapse, and conceded his side are in a real slump in form.

“I thought we started the game really well but after 30 minutes we weren’t willing to do what we had to when tired,” Hodgson said.

“We gave away some really cheap tries which was disappointing and the start of the second half was really poor.

“We were trying to chase points instead of earning them but it’s hard to process why that happened. We’ll have to have a hard look at the video and have some hard talks tomorrow.”

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Brett Hodgson making no excuses for Hull’s heavy defeat

Hodgson did point out his team were still far from their strongest in terms of players available but made no excuses for the manner in which they capitulated once again.

“It’s important to realise that we still have nine of our best players on the sideline; and losing Jack Walker hurt our rotation,” he said.

“There are still players out there trying their hardest but they are doing it alone at the moment, which is causing us to concede points.

“We have to realise that if we defend together that we can defend those moments. But we switched off in pivotal moments and the heat starts to become a factor.”

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  1. How is he still in a job? St Helens, Wigan, and Leeds put 60 or more past them, Cas 46, other results have not been flattering, the look disjointed, adrift, and injuries are as much part of the sport as anything, it happens to all teams.

    Hodgson should be eased out, I don’t know who’d want the job though, Lee Radford was sacked brutally on air after better performances than this!

  2. Think the disgraceful and humiliating treatment of Lee Radford was possibly one the worst pieces of mam management.
    Although I thought Pearson should feel humiliated for his actions.
    It was not an act that would attract many applicants especially if you had any self respect.

  3. The rugby gods work in mysterious ways & Pearson is getting what he deserves following the totally classless sacking of Radford !

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