Last night the Super League season kick started as Warrington Wolves stunned Leeds Rhinos at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
At the start of any season the experts assess every side’s chances and the brilliant Jon Wells gave his verdict on a number of teams including Hull FC as he spoke about how he expects them to improve in 2023.
He said on Sky Sports last night:
“Will they win the competition? Probably not. Will we see massive improvement? I think so. Especially when we see that trio of Tex Hoy, Jake Trueman and Jake Clifford. When they hit their straps together, you could see a big repositioning for the Black and Whites this season.”
This prompted England captain Sam Tomkins to make the following assessment:
“Tony is renowned for play what you see. It was easy to implement at Hull KR, a team with no great expectations.
“It will be interesting to see as he takes that philosophy to a whole different playing group with a lot of big fellas used to a strict system. Either Tony will change his system or they will change the way they play.
“Either way I think they will be a lot improved in 2023.”
Wells, alongside Jenna Brooks, voted against the likes of Jon Wilkin when it came to predicting the Super League Champions.
Wells tipped Wigan to dethrone St Helens unlike others.
This was his assessment: “World Club Challenge is distraction, Wigan have signed two great centres. I think they’ll win the Grand Final.”