Hull duo eager to end losing run

Nick Rawsthorne and Jamie Shaul say Hull FC are desperate to put things right when they host Wigan on Saturday.

Rawsthorne bagged a pair of tries in Hull’s 23-18 defeat at Catalan on Monday on just his second senior start, but the 21-year-old would have been happier with a victory.

“I’m not really too bothered about scoring tries to be honest – I just wanted us to get the win but we couldn’t manage it,” Rawsthorne told the Hull Daily Mail.

“We just want to get things right. The squad isn’t exactly as strong as it has ever been.

“Throughout the game we were making errors and giving away penalties. I made an error at the end which helped them win.”

“I have enjoyed the last two games and in both of them I feel like I’ve improved,” Rawsthorne added. “The results haven’t gone our way but we all want to work for each other and respond.

“We just need to stick together and the fans need to stick with us as well. We are going through a rough patch but the squad is united.”

Rawsthorne’s teammate Shaul (above) is confident Hull can return to winning ways against Wigan.

Monday’s defeat at Catalan was the team’s third in a row, but Shaul insists they can see off the Warriors this weekend.

“It was very disappointing on Monday, but there was a lot of effort there and we sat down and had a talk and we’re still confident that come Saturday we can get the two points and get back in that winning circle again,” he told the club’s official website.

“They’ve got a few injuries, just like ourselves, and we’ll both have our young players out and we’ll see who comes up with the best attitude and the most physicality.

“It’s time for our senior blokes to step up as well though and see who comes out on top.

“We’re only one point behind the two teams above us so it’ll put us in good stead if we win.

“Wakefield are above us and Salford are too and we’ve got them in the next couple of weeks, so we could potentially jump above them if we win.

“It all starts on Saturday, though, and hopefully we can get those two points and it’ll set us up well for those two games.

“It’s always good playing at home and the fans always seem to get behind us which obviously gives us a huge boost, so we need to use that to our advantage.”

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