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Rugby League

Ellis wants more from Black and Whites

6th September 2019, 14:22 by Tom Hill

Hull FC star Gareth Ellis has urged his team to work on their consistency if they are to challenge for silverware this season.

The Black and Whites lost 44-12 to Castleford Tigers on Thursday night, a result that saw the Tigers climb above Hull into fifth, the final play-off spot in the Super League table

Jake Truman scored a hat-trick as the Tigers ran riot at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, and Hull are now level on points with Daryl Powell's men, Salford Red Devils and Warrington Wolves.

Hull end the regular season against table-toppers St Helens and Ellis says his team must do more to sneak into the play-offs.

He told the club's official website: "It's really disappointing but it's been disappointing the last few weeks. When we've had something on the line and something to play for we've not risen to the challenge, tonight epitomised that.

"It's not an effort thing, we're just not rising to the challenge. Castleford put us in a hole and we struggled to get out of it and that's been the story of our season.

"When we find ourselves in a tough period we don't seem to have the mettle at the minute to get out of it and get to the other side.

"It's something we have to address, it's been around the club for a long time. It's not good enough and if we want to win things like we do and compete at the top we have to be more consistent than we have been this year."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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