Ellis inspired as Hull capture Prescott Cup

Hull FC skipper Gareth Ellis was proud that his team managed to claim the Prescott Cup this weekend, despite losing to St Helens.

The Airlie Birds lost 17-10 at the KC Stadium, but an aggregate score across both Super League games this season of 38-37 in their favour saw them take the trophy, which is dedicated to the memory of the late, great Steve Prescott.

“Obivously, the two games were in memory of a great man, not only what he did in the game when he played but also after with his fundraising,” Ellis told his club’s official website.

“I had the pleasure of playing with him at Wakefield and he’s certainly an inspiration to everyone.

“He’s an insipration and a great man on and off the field, but it was what he did after his playing days and the illness he had was unbelievable and a great cause helping a lot of people.”

Ellis is also optimistic that an increasingly confident Hull team can beat Hull KR at Magic Weekend in Newcastle this Saturday.

“We’ve got to stay positive. We’ve been heading in the right direction and playing some good rugby so we need to keep building and keep improving,” he said.

“There’s no better way to do that then against our arch rivals at the Magic Weekend when we owe them one.”

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