Pressure is nothing to Hull FC’s Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd is a pretty laid back person, but being the main man in the halves at Hull FC, he has to be.

A position notorious for being a pressure cooker, Sneyd calmly takes it all in and let’s his rugby do the talking, which is why his link up with his current club is better than that worldie you once matched with on Tinder.

“I go on Twitter constantly after games and I love reading people giving me stick. Even if I’ve had a good game, there’ll be a handful of people still giving me stick,” he told The Sportsman.

“But I love that, I’ll just give them a favourite and crack on with my day. It’s no sweat off my back is it so I’m alright. I find the funny side in it, a lot of people wouldn’t, but I really enjoy it.”

That attitude is probably the main reason why he has excelled at Hull FC. The perfect fit, they bring the best out in each other.

Sneyd, who is now in his third year with the Black and Whites, kicked his 300th goal for the club last weekend, with his kicking, not to mention leadership qualities doing his reputation no harm.

A big game player, Sneyd is the man for the big occasion. At Wembley last season he won the Lance Todd trophy as Man of the Match, after almost single handedly turning the screw on Warrington as Hull made history at the National Stadium.

That left boot did the talking and put the half back into legend status, so there’s no wonder he’s enjoying his time in East Yorkshire.

“I absolutely love it. When I was at Cas and it came out that I had signed for Hull a lot of people said different things, like it’s where half backs go to crumble and stuff like that,” Sneyd continued.

“But I love it – the more pressure, the more I enjoy it. For me that pressure has made my time here a lot better. The more pressure that is on me I just thrive off it.

“I love it at Hull, my missus loves it. It’s the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m just over the moon, I’m happy to stay here for as long as I possibly can.”

Magic words, and a thought process which is made a lot easier by playing alongside his partner in crime Albert Kelly.

Kelly is a player in many ways that is the complete opposite to Sneyd, but that’s why they click so well on the field.

“We’ve got a traditional six and a traditional seven. It works really well. He let’s me organise and that let’s him have his free role,” Sneyd added.

“He does what he wants really. That’s why it works. You can’t structure a player like Albey – that’s why he’s the player he is.”


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