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Hudson targets cup success

Newcastle Falcons skipper James Hudson has targeted success in Sunday's LV= Cup final against Gloucester to reward the side's embattled fans.

The Falcons are currently second bottom in the Aviva Premiership and will enter the clash as overwhelming underdogs, but Hudson hopes to repay the club's fans for their support.

"It's been tough for these supporters at times this season, which makes it even more pleasing for this group of players," said the 29-year-old lock. "To give them a day out at a final is great and I hope they enjoy themselves. We would like to see as many people as possible make the trip to Sunday's game."

He continued: "It will be a big day for the north east public as well as the club. The support has been fantastic this year both home and away.

"The number of people who have already bought tickets and who are going down on the bus is great.

"We, the players, are so pleased that the fans have got a big day out at a final to go to and enjoy, because it's important that they are rewarded for the many hours they have spent on the terraces cheering us on."

Hudson also believes the match can act as a catalyst to a successful end to the season, adding: "The atmosphere at the club has been great but we maybe haven't had the luck we deserve this season.

"We've worked hard and now that hard work is starting to show with the way that we're playing on the pitch.

"You can't underestimate how important that momentum is going into the rest of the season, and that momentum is with us."

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