Hull FC Player Reviews: Castleford at home

Hull FC put in another lacklustre performance on Thursday night as Castleford got the better of them 12-23.

Here are Up the Cream’s individual player reviews.

Starting XIII

Full Back: Jake Connor – One assist. One try. He’s absolute quality, the best attacking spark at Hull by far, but who must be banging his head against a wall at times. Deserves better.

Right Wing: Bureta Faraimo – Some really strong runs as always, particularly in the first half. If you want an example of Hull’s mismanagement then look no further. The fact he’s leaving for Thursday’s opposition because the club re-signed his predecessor on ridiculous money speaks volumes.

Right Centre: Carlos Tuimavave – One of Hull’s strongest players and has been for years. Left the field with what looked an Achilles injury and now faces a spell out injured. Typical.

Left Centre: Cameron Scott – The young gun has had it tough at times this year but he gave another decent account of himself here. Probably on a fraction of the wage of some of the under-performing so called superstars as well.

Left Wing: Adam Swift – Great finish for his try and one of the brightest sparks at Hull this season.

Half Back: Ben McNamara – Plays it safe too much. Conservative. He’s got more to offer than that and needs to take the shackles off.

Half Back: Marc Sneyd – Struggles when the full spine isn’t out there and it’s getting more and more apparent. Legend of this club and has been nothing short of brilliant at times, but sadly, his time will be up at the end of 2022, and Hull need to go with a different direction.

Prop: Scott Taylor – Hardly played over the past two years and it is going to take time to get up to scratch again. That showed against Castleford. Sin binned late on. Got a point to prove next season.

Hooker: Danny Houghton – Mountain of defensive work is irrelevant when there’s no threat with the ball. For all the effort that comes with it, we know what we’d rather have.

Prop: Ligi Sao – We know what we get with Ligi. We just need a couple more to go with him.

Right Back Row: Andre Savelio – Would have scored in the first half if he actually ran on to the pass from McNamara. A poor display by his usual standards.

Left Back Row: Manu Ma’u – One of Hull’s best yet again. Everything he does is of the highest intensity.

Loose Forward: Jordan Lane – Big workload in defence but limited with the ball and took a couple of big knocks again.

Interchange

Prop: Chris Satae – The big fellas minutes were limited, probably as a result of coming back from covid. He’s been outstanding this season though and needs someone other than his best mate Sao to go with him.

Right Centre: Mahe Fonua – Came on for Tuimavave and was a headless chicken in comparison. On big money, but what’s he offering?

Middle/Hooker: Jordan Johnstone – Another who you have to question. Not helped playing as a middle, but what’s he bringing to the table?

Prop: Brad Fash – Been impressed this season but like many struggled to have a say on this one.

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