Hull FC Player Reviews: Leeds at home

Hull FC’s attack was far from good enough as they lost out to Leeds 12-22 on Thursday night.

Here are Up the Cream’s individual player reviews.

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Full Back: Connor Wynne – Returned the ball really well and bumped off a few defenders, but he wasn’t involved enough in the opposition twenty.

Right Wing: Bureta Faraimo – A really strong first half performance. He was outstanding, but unfortunately he didn’t get the same amount of possession in the second half.

Right Centre: Carlos Tuimavave – Copy and paste. Literally. Got a late consolation try direct from a one on one ball steal. A good move according to the official Twitter account.

Left Centre: Mahe Fonua – Two quiet games in a row now after rediscovering some form. The break has done him no good.

Left Wing: Adam Swift – Baring a first half try that was arguably forward, he struggled to get into the game. A shame.

Half Back: Josh Reynolds – Best player on the pitch in the first half, but he’s not from Hull and didn’t reinvent the wheel in the second half so the boys club will lynch him. Standard. He did fade though and was sin binned late on.

Half Back: Marc Sneyd – Had some incredible moments whilst playing for this club but he’s also partial to a shocker as well. This was one to forget.

Prop: Ligi Sao – Aggressive and potent. Ligi’s footwork at the line is actually outstanding. He’s been sublime this season and was one of Hull’s best against Leeds.

Hooker: Danny Houghton – Hate to say it, but Hull need a change of direction in the hooker position. Most fans can see it. Most pundits can see it. Can the club see it? Or will they just focus on how many tackles he makes?

Prop: Chris Satae – Hull’s best on the night. The big fella is a wrecking ball and he deserves so much more. 20 carries. 244 metres. Incredible.

Right Back Row: Manu Ma’u – Solid as per. More the grit of namesake Sika than the flair of Willie. Just don’t let him kick the ball again.

Left Back Row: Jordan Lane – Struggled to make any inroads but wasn’t helped by an attacking shape that would have made a hard time of a piss up in a brewery.

Loose Forward: Joe Cator – Never stops grafting, but Hull need more than graft and grunt. Leeds got under his skin a couple of times too.


Prop: Brad Fash – A milestone appearance to forget. 100 not out. Part of a bench that struggled.

Prop: Josh Bowden – Persistent and niggly injuries haven’t helped, but not sure what he offers at the moment.

Jordan Johnstone – Came on in that middle role again after 65 or so minutes. Baffling.

Cameron Scott – A whopping 95 second cameo for the young outside back.

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