Richard Agar said he felt the Wildcats didn’t make Hull FC work hard enough for their victory on Easter Monday.
On the back of a derby day success over Castleford Tigers, the Wildcats had the opportunity to record successive wins and after a bright opening quarter in which Peter Fox and Danny Kirmond got over for tries, it looked like the home side could achieve another good result.
However, Hull FC got back into the game and ultimately run out comfortable winners in a game which was nip and tuck for large periods. It led to Agar stating he felt that the Wildcats had beaten themselves.
“We looked a little bit tired at times,” said Agar after the game.
“We started the game okay but we went through periods looking a little bit tired and flat. It was surprising because it wasn’t an overly fast paced game and it was a very stop-start affair.
“Our overriding feeling is that we’ve beaten ourselves. We’ve gifted too many points to them in what should have been a tight game given the way both teams were playing. We’ve handed too many opportunities on a plate to them that they didn’t really have to earn much.”
“I thought our wrestle and ability to control the tackle today was nowhere near as good as the opposition and ultimately in the second half, when the game was in the balance, I thought their tackle effectiveness was a lot better than ours. Overall that probably deserved to win them it.
“But I still don’t think we made them work hard enough for their tries, we gifted them.”
Agar reported after the game that Kirmond and Danny Washbrook were forced off with knee and rib injuries respectively, but that both are expected to be fit for the trip to face Wigan Warriors next Sunday.
Agar’s full post-match press conference can be seen on Wildcats TV HERE.
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