Hull FC suffered their third consecutive defeat as St Helens ran out 10-42 winners on Monday night.
Here are Up the Cream’s individual player reviews.
Full Back: Connor Wynne – Injured his sternum early on in the game and didn’t return.
Right Wing: Bureta Faraimo – His try gave Hull some hope and he was one of the better performers on the night.
Right Centre: Cameron Scott – Had a tough night at Huddersfield but whilst not perfect, this was much more encouraging. Fair play. Ran well all night.
Left Centre: Mahe Fonua – Pre last months covid-outbreak he was starting to find a little bit of form, but that’s been throw out the window and rolled down the hill the last three matches. Losing the ball in the tackle. Easily beat by Naiqama too for Makinson’s try. He’s on big money and it’s not good enough.
Left Wing then Full Back: Adam Swift – A genuine pace option and a breathe of fresh air this year. Covered Wynne well at fullback when asked to step in and got over for Hull’s first try. Fortunate though to see a try for Naiqama turned over by the video ref.
Half Back: Josh Reynolds – Brilliant kick to Faraimo, and was unlucky to see the big winger inches away from a couple more. Tried to ask some questions but not involved enough and certainly finding it tough without Jake Connor. There’s a consistent theme there across Hull’s spine.
Half Back: Marc Sneyd – Another tough night. Usually after a rough patch, he soon shuts us all up. It’ll happen soon enough….
Prop: Ligi Sao – Brilliant player and took the game to St Helens but his lack of discipline lets him down. Sin binned for a high shot with the game already gone.
Hooker: Jordan Johnstone – Bullshit sin bin but before that he was outclassed by 40-something year old James Roby. Roby is everything Hull crave in a hooker. The club should be throwing money at the dynamic Nathan Peats for next year.
Prop: Chris Satae – Sensational yet again. Unreal effort to back up Thursday with another stand out performance. Hull’s Player of the Year by a thousand miles. Complete and utter wrecking ball. Would kill for another like him.
Right Back Row: Jordan Lane – Not through the lack of trying but was comfortably handled by St Helens. Arguably better in the middle these days, but obviously on the edge covering the suspended Savelio.
Left Back Row: Manu Ma’u – Solid in everything he does but not spectacular. Lot of his work goes unnoticed, but we’re right to ask for some flashy stuff too, right?
Loose Forward: Joe Cator – An absolute grafter but given his engine and how mobile he is, he should have a lot more finesse to his game too. Maybe one day we’ll see it.
Prop: Brad Fash – Had a real dig as always.
Prop: Jack Brown – One of his better performances this season.
Hooker: Ben McNamara – A late cameo at hooker.
Left Wing: Mitieli Vulikijapani – Came on the wing after Wynne’s injury and backed himself every time he got the ball.