Hull FC Player Reviews: Toulouse at home

Hull FC made it five home wins in a row with a comfortable 48-12 victory over Toulouse.

Here are Up the Cream’s individual player reviews.

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Full Back: Jake Connor – One or two errors, but overall he linked into the line with effect all afternoon and put tries on a plate for his teammates. Leads the competition for assists and it’s not surprising. He’s a freakishly talented player.

Right Wing: Darnell McIntosh – The winger puts the graft in every week and he got a deserved hat-trick on home turf. The first try was a sublime finish.

Right Centre: Carlos Tuimavave – That direct and elusive running game of Carlos was electric against Catalans last Sunday and was so again against Toulouse. He is just sensational. Simple as.

Left Centre: Connor Wynne – A second hat-trick of the season for Wynne and the first in Super League. He took his tries superbly showing plenty of pace and neat footwork. Must be a nightmare to deal with.

Left Wing: Jamie Shaul – Come back into the side the last three games, worked hard, and done nothing wrong. Fair play.

Half Back: Joe Lovodua – A classy performance from the Fijian. Got one try, pretty much got another, and was a nuisance and thorn for Toulouse all afternoon. Proper crowd favourite now.

Half Back: Jordan Johnstone – Threw one ball into touch early on but kept it simple after that. Did his job.

Prop: Ligi Sao – Another sublime performance from the front rower. He’s bang in form right now. Can’t wait to see how he goes up against St Helens in a fortnights time.

Hooker: Danny Houghton – Steady showing, got his forwards rolling, and then smartly taken off with the game won.

Prop: Kane Evans – Got himself a first Hull try courtesy of Lovodua passing him the ball over the line. Schoolboy stuff. Amusing though. Evans is working his way into this team and there’s plenty more to come yet.

Right Back Row: Jordan Lane – Dependable as always and the type of young sort who will lead this side for years to come.

Left Back Row: Manu Ma’u – Despite two players getting hat-tricks, the pick of the bunch for us was the Tongan Terminator, who was nothing short of phenomenal as he has been all season. Every carry is as ferocious at the last one and when he hits you bloody know about it. A top display yet again.

Loose Forward: Brad Fash – Never took a backwards step and looks at home amongst a first choice and monstrous pack which he is every bit apart of.


Prop: Chris Satae – The wrecking ball was at his destructive best against Toulouse. It was a complete and utter mismatch at times.

Prop: Jack Brown – Still ever present and still looking the absolute part. Really stepped up this season.

Prop: Scott Taylor – A steady showing from Tag. Easing himself back into the side. Just needs a run of games.

Hooker: Denive Balmforth – Brought on for his first team debut and scored literally two minutes later. The young nine looked sharp. Distributed well and there’s an eagerness to jump out too. The club have high hopes and that wasn’t a bad way to announce himself. Up the youth.

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