It’s been a costly few weeks for Hull FC.
Last week the Black and Whites lost Darnell McIntosh and Jack Walker to season ending injuries as well as Jake Connor to a ban which meant 19-year-old Davy Litten had to start at fullback in last night’s defeat to Wakefield.
That loss coupled with the thumping 60-6 defeat they suffered against Champions St Helens last week have all but ended their play-off hopes leaving them four points behind sixth place Castleford and five behind Leeds Rhinos in fifth.
Exacerbating last night’s defeat to Wakefield live on Sky, it saw Hull cope two more season ending injuries.
Joe Lovodua suffered an MCL injury which will end his season but he and Brett Hodgson will be counting their lucky stars that it wasn’t an ACL as that would have seen him miss a huge chunk of next season as well.
Lovodua has been one of the signings of the season with his energy being a key asset to the Hull attack.
In a much more melancholic blow, Manu Ma’u’s Hull FC career is over. He suffered a broken arm last night which means he’s played his last game for Hull ahead of his switch to Catalans Dragons.
The Tongan has spent three years at Hull and has been a bit of a cult hero as the Tongan Terminator but he has now played his final game for the club due to the broken arm he suffered in last night’s defeat which not only ended Ma’u’s season but likely ended Hull FC’s season as well extinguishing their play-off hopes.
Manu Ma'u's season-ending injury means the back-rower has now played his final game for the Black & Whites ahead of joining Catalans Dragons for 2023.
Thank you for everything, Manu! ❤️
— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) August 20, 2022