Hull FC fans’ verdict on whether running reserves is right in current climate

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Hull FC fans’ verdict on whether running reserves is right in current climate

Hull FC will be one of only two Super League sides to run a reserves team next year after an array of top-tier clubs turned their backs on the concept.

The plan was for Super League clubs to run second teams in the hope of the reserves being a comprehensive and fully competitive league.

Unfortunately, only the Black and Whites and Wakefield Trinity have committed despite support for the idea from the likes of Hull KR and St Helens, while Wigan Warriors pulled out last minute due to the lack of top quality teams supporting the idea.

This left many fans and pundits to wonder what Hull might choose to do and whether they would follow Wigan and abandon their plans.

Instead, the Black and Whites are remaining steadfast in their belief that the reserves will work for them next season.

Gareth Ellis will be the head coach of Hull FC's reserves next season.
Gareth Ellis will be the head coach of Hull FC’s reserves next season.

But is that the right call? We asked FC fans whether the club should still field a reserves team for next year or simply attempt to loan young and fringe players out to Championship clubs.

The verdict was straightforward with 67% of fans stating that the club are right to be going ahead with their plans to run a reserves as the POLL results below show.

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Should FC run a reserves next year or focus on loaning players to Championship clubs?

500+ VOTES SO FAR

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