x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Agar is not taking Crusaders lightly

Both Hull teams are in action in the Super League today. Hull FC visit Crusaders looking to maintain their 100 per cent record, while Hull Kingston Rovers host Huddersfield.

Both Hull teams are in action in the Super League today. Hull FC visit Crusaders looking to maintain their 100 per cent record, while Hull Kingston Rovers host Huddersfield. "Anyone who thinks this week's game is going to be easy can think again," said Richard Agar, the Hull FC coach, about his team's trip to Wrexham to face a Crusaders team who have one win from three matches. "We are playing a team that is making progress and will make more progress, they are a completely different entity to last year. "I think already they will be pretty happy with two of the three performances they have had. We can't take them lightly, attitude is going to be key again this week and we haven't seen any problem with it during the week. "The boys have trained very well and as you would expect, have a lot of confidence from two good wins. Meanwhile, Gareth Raynor is one of three former Hull FC players who have been named in the Crusaders squad. "It'll be very emotional when I walk out, as I spent 10 years there and I'm looking forward to the challenge," Raynor said yesterday. On Friday night, the champions Leeds beat Salford 22-10 while Bradford overcame Castleford 41-22.