Hull FC Player Reviews: Wigan in the cup

Hull FC crashed out the Challenge Cup with a 36-4 defeat to Wigan on Saturday evening.

Here are Up the Cream’s individual player reviews.

Starting XIII:

Fullback: Connor Wynne – Made a couple of key errors off kicks and also took a bang to the head but he kept going. There’s something there to work with.

Right Wing: Mahe Fonua – You’d assume Fonua is one of the highest earners at the club but we are not getting that return. Forced passes, errors and dumb decisions are the norm. He’s come back from Wests Tigers a completely different player.

Right Centre: Carlos Tuimavave – When Carlos is ball watching in the in-goal and failing to scoop up loose balls then you know it’s not your day.

Left Centre: Josh Griffin – His ability to make yardage is brilliant and has been all year, but again he was another guilty of stupid errors. What was that basketball like forward pass all about?

Left Wing: Bureta Faraimo – Big fan of Faraimo and going forward there are few better. Can’t blame him for the tries either and he was one of few to remain strong.

Stand-Off: Jake Connor – Looked okay in the two wins last week but out of his depth against Wigan. It doesn’t help as a half when you’re up against it but even when Hull did get favourable possession they were clunky. Connor was a big part of that and when you’ve got the clubs best player leaving at the end of of the year so he can play six, he’s going to cop it.

Half Back: Marc Sneyd – Looked frustrated playing off a beaten side, and couldn’t have an influence on the game.

Prop: Masimbaashe Matongo – Given a starting opportunity and didn’t take it. He’s got to offer more than that.

Hooker: Jordan Johnstone – We saw the best of Johnstone against Huddersfield but the worst of him here. His error got the ball rolling.

Prop: Brad Fash – Try saver on Partington in the first half. Fash is one of several players to have played all three games in the ten days and at times it showed.

Right Back Row: Manu Ma’u – A better showing but there’s still way more to come. Might help if Hull stop using him as a battering ram and exploit his strengths like the game against Catalans pre-lockdown, but hey ho.

Left Back Row: Jordan Lane – Solid. One of few who can hold his head up.

Loose Forward: Joe Cator – Wigan handled him well and perhaps a lack of energy took its toll.

Interchange:

Prop: Chris Satae – One of Hull’s better performers, made a difference when he came on and punched some holes.

Prop: Ligi Sao – Same as above really.

Hooker: Danny Houghton – After copping a lot of stick he seems to have had the kick up the arse he needed. Outperformed Johnstone but passes still went wayward.

Prop: Jack Brown – Came on when the game was gone but there’s definitely a future there.

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