Hull FC put in a sensational display to beat Warrington 27-14 on Thursday night.
Here are Up the Cream’s individual player reviews.
Fullback: Jake Connor – Another brilliant display from Jake the Snake at the back. Another two try assists, and a meat pie himself. He’s bang in form right now.
Right Wing: Ratu Naulago – Still raw and it showed a little as Matty Ashton got two tries, but still what a find he’s been.
Right Centre: Mahe Fonua – Improvement has been noticeable in recent weeks with the stupid errors cut from his game. Defensively better too. Handled Toby King well.
Left Centre: Josh Griffin – Had a car accident on the day of the game (thankfully no-one was hurt), still turned up, delivered another belter of a performance, and then won the internet with his Leo meme. Griffin is right up there again. Superb player.
Left Wing: Bureta Faraimo – The wrecking ball. Massive fan of Faraimo who has five tries in four games now, but it is his ability to bring the ball back that stands out for us. He was solid defensively as well.
Stand Off: Carlos Tuimavave – Our Player of the Year did a sound job stepping in at stand-off. Thought Hull would lose his running threat as his yardage is ridiculous, but he was composed, carried well and his passing was slick.
Half Back: Marc Sneyd – The Iceman on the big occasion just delivers time and time again. He was sensational and managed the game superbly. His kicking was sublime and put constant pressure on Warrington, with Sneyd also taking the reigns at first receiver and barking the instructions out like every proper half should. As you were.
Prop: Scott Taylor – Won Hull a key penalty with his footwork too much for cry baby Chris Hill to handle. That’s Tag in a nutshell. It’s just expected of him now and probably taken for granted.
Hooker: Jordan Johnstone – Hull were error free in the entire first half and Johnstone played his part in that. Got the side moving forward.
Prop: Josh Bowden – Became a father last week and put in a solid display here. Much better in recent weeks.
Right Back Row: Andre Savelio – There has never been doubts on Savelio’s quality, just his ability or lack of luck to stay on the field for a consistent run of games. He’s doing that now though and he looks the absolute part.
Left Back Row: Manu Ma’u – That was probably the Tongan Terminators best performance in a Hull shirt. He was brilliant. Put himself about and hit hard in the tackle. Warrington couldn’t handle him.
Loose Forward: Joe Cator – The buy of the season. Cator is just outstanding. Their best always ends up here, one way or another. Another 77 minutes of pure class with a first try for the club to show for it.
From the Interchange:
Prop: Chris Satae – The big Tongan’s first stint was superb and in a key period of the match it swung the ascendency Hull’s way. Huge impact.
Prop: Ligi Sao – Satae’s best mate, Sao has had a solid first season at Hull. Really impressive off the bench again. The duo will need to be back at it again at Wigan next week.
Hooker: Danny Houghton – Rejuvenated. Hull are getting the best out of Houghton at the moment. Impressive off the bench again.
Prop: Brad Fash – The Bullhead never let the intensity drop. Not the biggest, not the most popular either, but he leaves nothing out there and rarely lets Hull down.