Houghton hails Hull’s Dream Team stars

Hull FC hooker Danny Houghton is feeling proud at being named as part of the Super League Dream Team 2016, but is equally as pleased that so many of his team mates were also selected.

Six FC players in total made the Dream Team, an impressive tally, and Houghton feels its is some measure of recognition for their superb season so far.

“I think all the players are in, it’s a credit to them,” he told Love Rugby League.

“They’ve been fantastic this season. They’ve been a massive part of what we’ve done this year.

“It’s special too, with the competition I’m up against with the likes of Clark and Roby.

“To be fair, every hooker in the competition is really good, so to be voted as the best number nine by the media is special.”

Houghton’s team face Wigan at the DW Stadium on Friday evening in their Super League semi-final.

The hooker feels that the team spirit at the club is the best that he has ever experienced in his career.

“It’s the best group I’ve ever played with, in terms of camaraderie and togetherness,” he said.

“I think it shows every time we take the field. Every time someone makes an error, then everyone’s got his back and is prepared to work hard for him.”

Warrington and St Helens are set to contest the other semi-final, on Thursday evening.

FC and Wire have already faced each other for the Challenge Cup this season, a game Hull won.

But it was the Wolves who came out top when the League Leaders Shield was decided at the end of the Super Eights.

Houghton doesn’t care who Hull play in the Grand Final, though, as long as his own team beat Wigan to get there. If you can’t wait for the final, check out online slots for some fantastic games and offers.

“I’ll be happy if we win on Friday and get to the Grand Final,” he said.

“I’m not bothered who we play as long as we get there.

“We’ve got a massive task on Friday night. We’re going to have to go over there and put in our best performance of the season to get a result.

“We won’t change much. We want to get a bit more creative in our attack, because we’ve been nullified in recent weeks, we’ve not been great with the ball.

“Hopefully we can get back to our old style of play and meet fire with fire.

“Our defence has been pretty good this year and has kept us in a lot of games.

“We’ve got a few players who can come up with special plays for us.

“We’d like to win by a big margin on Friday, but I don’t think we will, I think it’ll be a nice, close game.”

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