Hull FC made it four consecutive away wins with a 23-16 victory at Salford on Sunday afternoon.
Here are Up the Creams individual player reviews.
Fullback: Connor Wynne – Was beaten to the ball for Salford’s first try but never-the-less it was an encouraging debut from the teenager. Solid under the high bomb, ran well, and produced a try assist too. Not bad for a nervous lad.
Right Wing: Jack Logan – Got sin binned for a professional foul in the first half, but did well to cover the play in the first place. Did little wrong and can be pleased with a first Super League appearance of the year.
Right Centre: Carlos Tuimavave – The sort of solid display we’ve come to expect from the silky centre. Carlos does all the little things right. He’s dependable every week. A class act.
Left Centre: Josh Griffin – Three tries on the day for Griff in an outstanding performance, and now seven for the season. All away from home too, that won’t go down well with the KCOM Stadium apologists.
Left Wing: Bureta Faraimo – Solid sequence of running from Bureta. He gets you on the front foot and isn’t scared of the hard yards, or cutting in off his wing – luckily it didn’t matter too much.
Half Back: Albert Kelly – The chicken nugget sensation wasn’t at his best. Nothing really clicked for him, but not through the want of trying. Still we got him on a free and he’ll no doubt by back to what he does best next week.
Half Back: Marc Sneyd – At his brilliant best. Had the game in his back pocket, but there’s still a cause for the long-term health of his knee. Is it genuine or is he milking it. Either way what a display – his left boot saw Hull home.
Prop: Scott Taylor – Sequence of potent drives contributed to Hull being comfortable in the first half. Didn’t return after the break due to tightness in his calf. Should be okay.
Hooker: Danny Houghton – Defensively sound but not as good as others at nine, maybe we’ve been watching too much Daryl Clark, or maybe we’re being harsh? His best contributions were in defence though. Where was Jez Litten?
Prop: Mickey Paea – The big Tongan has been much better in recent weeks. Decent display at Salford and even more impressive given his rib injury.
Back Row: Sika Manu – Thought he was top class again. Ran well, tackled hard and played big minutes. Not bad for someone apparently past their sell by date.
Back Row: Mark Minichiello – See above. The Italian Stallion was poor against Warrington (who wasn’t?), but much better here. Ran the ball in as good as anyone and tackled hard too.
Loose Forward: Joe Westerman – Played with a pain relief injection and it told. Wasn’t his usual self.
From the Interchange:
Prop: Gareth Ellis – Must be like getting hit by a truck with another truck attached to be back. There’s just something about Gareth Ellis. He’s inspirational and as usual everyone seemed to thrive off his presence. Captain. Leader. Legend.
Prop: Andre Savelio – Put himself about especially defensively, however he buckled his knee right at the end of the game and now there’s concern over his short-term playing future.
Back Row: Jordan Lane – Ran lines that troubled Salford’s defence and mixed it physically against a good team. The Lane Train should be in the side every week. Got a massive future ahead of him.
Back Row: Danny Washbrook: Brought on late in the game and carried the ball a couple of times. Probably more busy planning his second presidential term over the pond.