Gentle wants his Hull side to expand their game after draw with the London Broncos

Peter Gentle

A comeback in rugby league can do a world of good for players and the team itself, and after trailing 18-6 against the London Broncos, Hull FC’s resolve shone through as they forced a draw from the game, resulting in an 18-all scoreline.

Despite that, however, Hull FC coach Peter Gentle is hopeful that this game serves as a lesson for his side in the future and that they can be more adventurous in their play.

“We’re still, for some reason, playing very conservatively. We’re not doing a lot of things which we work on during the week,” said Gentle.

“It wasn’t until we started to chase points that we threw the ball around, started getting some shape and grew in confidence.

“I don’t know whether it’s a lack of self-belief, or just trying to hang in with sides at the moment but we’ve got to get to the bottom of it.

“It took us a long time to warm into the game. It was just horrible conditions, and a horrible game really.”

For Broncos coach Tony Rea, whilst disappointed that his side could not hold on for the win, he was pleased to see the solid enthusiasm and effort put forth by his side.

“It’s hard to say we’re happy with a point. It doesn’t feel like a win, having been in front for a large part of the game,” said Rea.

“Having said that, we left nothing out there and the spirit of the team along with the enthusiasm and the effort was everything you want to see.

“I’m only disappointed because Hull scored a last minute try, and it’s then that you start feeling like we should have won. It was a contest from start to finish with both teams fighting all the way.”

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