Super 8s Player Reviews: St Helens vs Hull FC

Hull FC are now enduring a record run of Super League defeats following a 38-12 loss at St Helens, but it wasn’t all bad…

Here are Up the Creams individual player reviews.

Starting XIII:

Hakim Miloudi – Tried hard. The donut loving French madhouse is enthusiastic and brings a lot of energy to the side, but he comes up with some basic errors too. Defence was certainly questionable. 

Bureta Faraimo – The winger was awful defensively. At fault for a couple of tries in the second half. Regan Grace’s first try was embarrassing. 

Cameron Scott – A tough night on the right edge for the baby-faced teenager. Found it hard in defence but was strong with the ball. There’s definitely some potential there. 

Josh Griffin – Was brought in late having been cleared by the clubs doctor. No option but to play as Hull are literally that desperate on numbers. Given the circumstances he carried the ball reasonably well. 

Fetuli Talanoa – Defensively the left edge was kept rather quiet. They didn’t have much to do but when Talanoa got the ball he did okay with it. Yardage was good. 

St Helens Hull FC

Jake Connor – The most classy Hull FC player on the park. He was lively all night and with some help he would have created a lot more. Can’t wait for him to give it the Kiwis again. 

Liam Harris – Pinpointed by St Helens in defence and it was another tough and busy night for the young half back. Got to admire his effort though, especially with that fresh trim. Never gives up. 

Masimbaashe Matongo – The young prop took on a lot of responsibility and carried the ball the most significantly out of Hull’s four front rowers. But the fact his opposite number Luke Thompson ran for more than double his metre total made tells you a lot. 

Danny Washbrook – Found out in defence. Really poor from a player that should be much better than that. To no surprise Hull’s attack improved as soon as he moved from hooker too. 

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Scott Taylor – Tag was quiet. That’s a rarity in itself. Probably needs the rest though and especially if he’s going to feature for England this Autumn. 

Dean Hadley – Hadley’s workload was impressive but what’s more notable is how Thompson ran over him for his try. Two weeks ago Jack Hughes did the same thing. Just putting that out there. 

Jordan Lane – Scored a first ever Super League try and furthered that with some more accurate lines, but missed a few tackles too that takes credit off his performance. 

Sika Manu – The mister has not been the same player for weeks. Resembles more traits of Hutch Maiava than the fearsome back rower we all knew and feared. Went off with a knee injury in the first half. 

Ps. he still scares us. 

St Helens Hull FC

From the Interchange: 

Lewis Bienek – Really quiet display from the ex-London prop. Only carried the ball three times. 

Brad Fash – Another youngster who scored his first ever Super League try. Beat three defenders to score it too. Fash can be happy with his display. 

Jez Litten – For the second week running Hull looked significantly better when Litten came on – due to both his running and passing games. That’s a big compliment for a 20-year-old who’s future looks more promising after every first team appearance. 

Jordan Abdull – Very surprising Abdull got a gig with recent speculation. A wise man once said don’t believe everything you read though. Good try assist for Lane’s try with a perfectly timed and weighted pass. 

Issue 61


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