After struggling against Sheffield Eagles in their first friendly, Hull FC laid down a real marker against Wakefield Trinity on Sunday with a 56-0 win.
The black and whites had Ben McNamara starting in the halves in place of injured star signing from Castleford Tigers Jake Trueman.
McNamara spoke to the Hull FC website after the game and underlined how dangerous he believes their attack could be in 2023: “I think we’re all quite similar in the sense that we’re all unselfish and willing to run the ball, pass the ball, kick the ball, so I think we work well together when we’re on the same page like that,” he explained.
“We’re all still young, so we’re able to learn things from each other.
“I think you could see out there that the ball was in our hands a lot and we looked dangerous when we had it.”
He believes that Tony Smith’s style and the confidence he has given them is the key to their success in 2023 and this risky and entertaining style:
“Tony’s very big on giving us the confidence and the licence to play and I think you could see that out there,” he said.
“We weren’t scared of taking risks; kicking the ball, taking on the line, finding an offload.
“Our defence underpins all of that and we managed to hold Wakefield to nil, so Tony will be really happy with that, I’m sure.”