Hull FC Reserves 58 South Wales Reserves 6: Talking Points

Hull FC Reserves produced a clinical display to beat South Wales 58-6 at Brantingham Park on Saturday afternoon.

Heres the Talking Points.

Another one bites the dust

Hull FC’s feeder club Hull Kingston Rovers have given us some real talent over the years – Liam Watts, Albert Kelly and Mickey Paea to name a few. We’ve also got Scott Taylor amongst our ranks and now Marvin Lee. The ex-Rovers academy star actually joined Hull from Skirlaugh, but on the latest evidence why the former even released him in the first place is a mystery. Lee was sensational against South Wales. Okay it’s lesser opposition but he produced the goods against Warrington too and his two displays on return from an ankle injury sustained in pre-season have been absolutely superb. Marv is a tenacious player. He gets stuck in and with ball in hand he was slick, coasting Hull around the park and scoring two fine tries as well. A great display from the 21-year-old.

Huge efforts across the park 

Hull FC Reserves only fielded 15 players against South Wales. Zeus Silk hurt his ribs last week and wasn’t risked, with Alex Gilbey and Matthew Cook FC’s only interchange options. With that in mind the performance of the middles were terrific. Ross Osborne was magnificent and put in a massive effort, as did hooker Josh Wood. Jack Downs was also superb in a commanding display. They were three massive contributions and certainly played a role in the victory.

Cameron Scott tipped for big future

Hull FC announced the signing of Cameron Scott at the start of the season from Bradford. He’s settled in to life with the Black and Whites nicely, scoring four tries in his first three games. He’s only 17-years-old but he looks a more than promising talent. Not bothering with the City of Hull Academy, Hull have put him straight in the Reserves set up, and this will do his development the world of good. He was superb again against South Wales, took his tries well and exhibited a brilliant range of line running.

Fluent Rugby pleasing to see

Hull FC’s range of attack was most great to see. They carved South Wales open with expansive rugby league. Obviously it wasn’t the most potent opposition but still the manner of the tries were pleasing. Hull scored some long range efforts and were clinical in the taking of their chances, especially in the first half.


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