Hull FC get big win over Leeds – Individual player reviews

Hull FC made it three Super League wins in a row with a 34-10 drubbing of Leeds on Friday night.

Here are Up the Cream’s individual player reviews.

Starting XIII:

Fullback: Jamie Shaul – Picked up exactly where he left off after missing last week to injury. His strength for a little fella is ridiculous and he’s been nothing short of phenomenal this season. Hope Bennett’s watching.

Right Wing: Ratu Naulago – A try on his home debut brings Ratu’s current total to four tries in three games. He can hit too. All the early signs are that the Fijian will turn into another of these glorious little Radford projects.

Right Centre: Carlos Tuimavave – The most under-rated player ever. Sky Sports haven’t stopped going on about Konrad Hurrell this season, but Carlos had him in his back pocket. His carries, defensive efforts, and offloads were all superb. A great display.

Left Centre: Josh Griffin – Didn’t let an early error faze him and continued to work hard to contribute to Hull’s win. Does a lot of ‘ugly’ yards that go unnoticed.

Left Wing: Bureta Faraimo – The big winger produced excellent yardage and contributed to Hull’s go-forward. Pick something big out the zoo-themed Super League clubs suffix names and that’s it must be like to have the islander running at you. A pretty scary thought.

Half Back: Albert Kelly – One of the best players in the competition, but a standard nights graft from the chicken nugget loving sort. Little bit of sex wee came out after that pass to Naulago. It was sublime, as was his display. Welcome back Albert Kelly.

Half Back: Marc Sneyd – Tore Leeds a new one with a domineering half back display. Bet his biggest fan Garry Schofield was buzzing with this one. Sneeeeeeeeeeeeeyydd.

Prop: Mickey Paea – Paea came on for two stints and did well in each. A knock to his ribs is not thought to be anything serious, and he showed some balls to carry on.

Hooker: Danny Houghton – Deserves his plaudits for that tap penalty alone. Who knew he had gas? Deserved five minute break at the end of the match. That’s it for the season now, or so said Radders tongue in cheek.

Prop: Masimbaashe Matongo – Hit a bit of slump last year (didn’t we all), but now showing all of the promise he had in his early career. Masi is turning into a superb Super League forward. He’d of run through a brick wall for his try.

Back Row: Sika Manu – Wow. Just wow. Manu was absolutely brilliant. Ran some superb yards, made loads of busts and his offload game was ridiculous.

Back Row: Mark Minichiello – The Italian stallion has really upped his performance levels recently. That was 2015 Minichiello and the female sex pests loved it.

Loose Forward: Joe Westerman – Crucial to what Hull FC do going forward. At this moment in time there’s genuinely no better loose in the competition. You saw the difference when he got a well deserved second half breather, more precaution than anything, but Hull FC’s attack went a little wayward.

From the interchange: 

Prop: Scott Taylor – Welcome return for Tag, who came on to the field and showcased his authority. His tackle to hold up Oledzki was out of the top draw.

Prop: Gareth Ellis – Hopefully a head injury will prove not to be too serious. Ellis got a huge reception on his first home game since his comeback. Doesn’t do losing does he.

Prop: Jordan Thompson – Added some energy to the side when he came on, whilst not being as crash, bang wallop as some of the others.

Back Row: Dean Hadley – Grafts harder than a Pole at a car wash. Deserved try for Hadley who put a shift in the back row before a cameo at hooker.

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