Gentle: Hull FC kicking game key to taming Warrington
HULL FC coach Peter Gentle says his side must improve their kicking game if they are to dump Warrington out of the play-offs on Saturday.
Gentle has been delighted by the form of his side in recent weeks, admitting successive wins over Bradford, Castleford and Huddersfield has his side brimming with confidence.
However, despite crossing for eight tries in their 46-10 destruction of the Giants last weekend, Gentle admits further improvement is needed if Hull are to keep their Grand Final dream alive.
And he revealed that has placed a focus on finding an improved kicking game for this weekend.
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"The focus in training has just been on improving on last week's performance," Gentle told the Mail.
"We are going to have to do that for the next three weeks as the level of opposition we are coming up against is going to increase, so we need to up the intensity too.
"We need to improve our last play options.
"Warrington attack the kicker better than any other side in the competition and they are going to put our kicking game under the pump.
"We were pretty ordinary last week to be honest in that area, so we have to improve."
Whilst wanting his side to be clinical on their final plays, he also says winning the territorial battle is crucial.
"It's about field position. We need to keep them away from our line," Gentle said.
"Most sides don't throw too much at you off their own line. Getting a good kick away and winning good field position is something you need to do against the better sides."
SAM Moa will not play again for Hull FC after being ruled out for the rest of the season. Gentle is likely to stick with the same 17-man squad which beat Huddersfield.