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Hull FC got back within the winners circle with a 42-16 demolition job of a woeful Catalans outfit.

Here are Up the Cream’s individual player reviews.

Starting XIII: 

Jamie Shaul – The baby faced assassin was solid enough bringing the ball back and scored a decent try. A lot better than last week.

Bureta Faraimo – Good work rate and tough carries. Defensively one or two good moments as he bundled Fouad Yaha into touch. No head knocks either. Scenes.

Josh Griffin – Big fan of Griffin. He was excellent against le French. Few errors yes, but they took little gloss of what was a strong display. A brace of tries, nine tackle busts and 141 metres made tells its own story.

Carlos Tuimavave – Silky stuff again from Carlos. That’s two home displays in a row now where he’s been superb. Unplayable in that form. The assist for Talanoa’s second try was out the top draw. Also carried well making 138 metres.

Fetuli Talanoa – Yardage was excellent, 150 metres from 12 carries. Tuli ran with a purpose, backed himself, and scored two decent tries. Seven in seven games now for the winger.

Albert Kelly – All quality isn’t he. Provided some balance and shape to the side. With a first return as an opposition player to Rovers on the horizon, an obligatory badge kiss must be in order next week.

Marc Sneyd – Apart from his goal kicking didn’t offer much. But we all know what happens when you criticise the ginger half back. Worldie performance incoming.

Scott Taylor – Led by example. Back to his best on that evidence. Ran well and tackled just as hard with a deserved try to go with it.

Danny Washbrook – Trying his best but hooker just isn’t for him. Had a spell in back row in the second half and threw one crazy pass into touch. It does beg the question why Jez Litten hasn’t been used. I know there’s a physical thing probably playing on Radford’s mind, but not even off the bench?

Chris Green – Given a starting nod again and carried strongly. Been good since he’s come back into the team. Fatherhood suiting him well.

Jordan Lane – Excellent line break in the first half and got some vital Super League minutes into his belt. Will be better for the experience. Good display.

Mark Minichiello – As well pointed out by a UTC reader, his running was much more direct instead of crabbing side to side. Much better from Mini, who made 143 metres from 16 carries.

Dean Hadley – He’s just all class isn’t he. Set to be a big part of our side for years to come. We looked better with Dean at nine too. Luckily for all though Mint should be back next week and Hadley can solely concentrate on playing in the third middle role. Up the Middle.

From the interchange:

Josh Bowden – Big effort off the interchange. Work rate was great both with and without the ball. That’s the Josh Bowden we know and have come to expect.

Brad Fash – Smashed a couple of times but still kept going.

Jordan Abdull – He can certainly give the ball some welly. Ever present so far and can’t see that changing. A return to the club he spent last year on loan at is up next. Obligatory badge kiss please Abbo.

Jake Connor – Showed some class when he came on. Gifted a try, but fired out a belting pass for Griffin’s second four pointer.

Issue 51


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