Super 8s Player Reviews: Hull FC vs Wakefield

Hull FC’s miserable run of form continued with a 31-13 defeat to Wakefield on Friday night.

Here are Up the Cream’s individual player reviews.

Starting XIII:

Jamie Shaul – Scored a fairly decent second half try but failed, like everyone else, to provide much in the way of attacking eminence. Not at fault for any of Wakefield’s tries.

Bureta Faraimo – Obviously with his frame being what it is he carried the ball strongly but his defence was poor and he was bundled into touch during a key period of the game. Try-scoring been very good but still undecided.

Josh Griffin – Defensively got exposed a couple of times. Not at full tilt in terms of fitness after a serious knee injury. Tough but he soldiered on and that’s enough to get some credit. At least he put his hand up. More than some.

Carlos Tuimavave – Ability to make metres in the backfield was excellent as normal. Does all the ugly work that few actually recognise so well. Be nice for a half back to actually put him through a gap.

Fetuli Talanoa – Still easing back into the team after so many weeks out. The sort of thing the A-Team is for. Shame we have a wet blanket governing body when it comes to that.

Jordan Abdull – Poor display. He didn’t show any of his running game, his kick options were anonymous and his defence wasn’t good enough. Abdull is better than that.

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Marc Sneyd – Not fit by any stretch of the imagination. Caught out a few times and should probably be on a beach in Marbella.

Scott Taylor – Class act as always and didn’t deserve that result. Carried strongly as demonstrated by his first half try. Literally carrying that pack but needs some help. The club MUST see that.

Danny Houghton – Loads of tackles as usual but it’s not necessary a good thing. His 40/20 in the second half was class, but with the pack beaten, he’s understandably finding it tough to create in attack.

Mickey Paea – Been critical of Mickey this season but that was a much improved performance before a leg injury ended his night. Typical.

Jordan Lane – Didn’t do anything of note wrong but didn’t do another of note right either. Not given any chance to exploit Wakefield’s defence, such was Hull’s poor attack.

Danny Washbrook – Got through a lot of work in defence but was ineffective with the ball. Too much time spent building bridges with North Korea.

Sika Manu – The mister has turned into a miss. He’s not been at the races for a while now. Still the scariest bloke on the planet though.

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From the Interchange: 

Chris Green – Occasions where he twisted out the tackle but mucked it up with error. Too inconsistent.

Brad Fash – Brought on and almost imminently suffered a head injury. Trainer was very quick to get him off the field.

Jack Downs – Didn’t get much playing time to do anything of note.

Lewis Bienek – Clearly eats his red meat, and probably everyone else’s too. Big lad with some encouraging signs. Hopefully he’ll live up to his potential.

Issue 60

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