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Radford left embarrassed

Hull coach Lee Radford was left embarrassed after seeing some "unbelievably average performances" in his side's 56-10 defeat to Wigan.

The Warriors took over top spot in the Super League table in style, running in 10 tries at the DW Stadium against injury-hit opponents.

The result means the Black and Whites remain in 11th place in the table and with Widnes defeating Warrington, Raford admits a top-eight finish now looks out of the question.

"Playing like that, the season is done and (reaching) the eight is a pipe-dream," Radford said.

"Thankfully we will get some troops back and hopefully we can get a result against Castleford next Thursday.

"The emotions are one of embarrassment. There were some unbelievably average performances out there and, after the start we got, to watch us capitulate like that was very disappointing. One or two of them will be personally embarrassed by what they tossed up tonight.

"We're short on numbers. We had 18 fit blokes to pick from after. We lost a couple on the captain's run and that hurt us. We had to give Jack Logan his debut and I'm sure he'll be better for that opportunity."

Radford hopes to have Kirk Yeaman, Richard Horne, Setaimata Sa and skipper Gareth Ellis back for the visit of the Tigers.

Wigan, too, were missing several regulars, though that didn't stop them from piling on the points at the DW Stadium. Teenager George Williams led the way, grabbing a hat-trick of tries.

"I'm fairly happy," Warriors coach Shaun Wane said. "I'm not ecstatic. I thought our start was a bit slow. We lacked a bit of energy.

"But to score 50 points with nine players out, I'm happy with that. Three-quarters of our salary cap were sat at the side of me in the stand so I'm very happy with the spread of my squad and that's credit to our system.

"It's been a good night, with us going top and Warrington losing. We will be getting those nine players back in the next couple of weeks so we're in good shape."