Moa points to home advantage

Hull forward Sam Moa says playing at home in the first round of the play-offs is a massive boost to their chances.

The Airlie Birds hosts Huddersfield in the do-or-die encounter on Sunday, having lost just one game at the KC Stadium all year, to minor premiers Wigan.

He said: “We’ve got a massive opportunity this week to take advantage of our home crowd’s support.

“We’re confident in what we can do, we’re confident in the way that we can play, and if we play the certain way our coaches want us to play, we’re a hard team to beat.

“We’re focusing on our own performance and hopefully we can match that up with Huddersfield, and bring it home.”

Moa, who is set to leave the club to join Sydney Roosters at the end of the season, suffered a torn bicep against Huddersfield earlier in the season, but could be in a shout of making a surprise return in the play-off game.

He added: “I’ve been happy with some aspects of my game this season, obviously I would like to have been playing at a higher level more consistently, but I’m happy with how I’ve progressed.

“Unfortunately, I picked up a season threatening injury against Huddersfield last time we played them, so if I get cleared to play, there will be some genuine nerves there!”

Hull take on Huddersfield in the final of four televised Super League play-off matches this weekend, kicking-off at 6pm on Sunday.

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