Simon Grix fires clear Hull FC warning ahead of upcoming London Broncos clash

Hull FC lost their ninth game of the Super League season at Warrington.
Hull FC lost their ninth game of the Super League season at Warrington. -Credit:SW Pix

Simon Grix has insisted that Hull FC can't afford to be 'arrogant enough' to suggest victory is a formality at London Broncos next week. The Black and Whites take on the capital club in Wimbledon next Sunday afternoon, with Grix stating that his side will treat the Broncos with the utmost respect.

London are currently sat at the foot of the Super League table having lost all ten of their regular round games so far. Hull, meanwhile, sit just above them with their one and only victory coming against the Broncos back in March.

That victory was at the death, too, with Morgan Smith landing the decisive blow with a try inside the final 90 seconds. At the time, many argued that London deserved the two points, having caused Hull plenty of problems, especially through their kicking game.

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Grix is well-aware of that, and when it was suggested that Hull could be slight favourites heading into the clash, he responded: "Are we expected to win? It's one of them where we're down at the foot of the table with them we shouldn't be arrogant enough to suggest 'We're Hull FC, we should win.'

"That's not helped us any time so far. We'll treat them with the utmost respect. They're a good team. They haven't had fifty stuffed on them like we have on numerous occasions. We have to be mindful of that."

Following a gritty defeat at Warrington Wolves on Friday, Hull will head down south with one thing in mind: hard work. Grix has been huge on the fundamental effort-based traits of rugby league since stepping up as interim head coach and that will no different at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, home of AFC Wimbledon.

"We are focusing on the talentless stuff a lot, the hard work, the effort, and all those areas of the game," Grix added. "That's what separates the good teams.

"Wigan are a very hard-working team and Warrington are in the same boat. It gives their players the opportunities to showcase their talent. We're earning some opportunities, but we're not there yet. We have to keep working hard."

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