Castleford 12-30 Hull FC: Player ratings and three major talking points

Castleford went down 30-12 Hull at the Jungle tonight, but what were the three major talking points and how did the players rate?

1. Danny Richardson is low on confidence

The halfback is rumoured to be leaving the Jungle at the end of 2021 and he looked a beaten man already for much of the tie. Hull ran at him in defence and Richardson struggled, whilst his kicking game left a lot to be desired.

2. Hull’s three-quarter injury problems grow

Not only did Josh Griffin suffer a horrific injury last weekend, but Carlos Tuimavave looked to have done something terrible to his hamstring in the first-half of the clash. Fijian powerhouse Mitieli Vulikijapani will likely now get his chance in the upcoming rounds.

3. Hull need to seriously improve

Hull may have won, but Castleford were bitterly depleted and it took Hull a long time to finally overcome their opponents. If they want to go all the way in 2021, they need to improve on a great scale.

Castleford Tigers
3 Peter Mata’utia – 7
2 Derrell Olpherts – 6
17 Alex Foster – 6
4 Michael Shenton – 7
33 Jason Qareqare – 7
7 Danny Richardson – 6
9 Paul McShane – 8
28 Brad Martin – 7
13 Adam Milner – 6
15 Josh Griffin – 5
11 Oliver Holmes – 7
21 Jesse Sene-Lefao – 7
14 Nathan Massey – 7
Substitutes:
8 Liam Watts – 7
18 Jacques O’Neill – 6
19 Tyla Hepi – 5
27 Lewis Peachey – 6

Hull FC
1 Jake Connor – 9
2 Bureta Faraimo – 7
3 Carlos Tuimavave – 6
5 Mahe Fonua – 9
21 Adam Swift – 9
6 Josh Reynolds – 7
7 Marc Sneyd – 9
13 Ligi Sao – 7
9 Danny Houghton – 7
10 Chris Satae – 9
11 Andre Savelio – 7
12 Manu Ma’u – 8
16 Jordan Lane – 7
Substitutes:
14 Jordan Johnstone – 6
17 Brad Fash – 6
22 Josh Bowden – 6
24 Cameron Scott – 7

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