Leeds Rhinos’ David Fusitu’a has his say on big hit that forced Hull FC fullback off the field

Leeds Rhinos overcame Hull FC in Tom Briscoe’s testimonial at the weekend but fans far and wide were talking about one particular moment from that game.

Hull FC’s Jake Connor had already been forced down the tunnel after breaking his hand, but his replacement Davy Litten didn’t fare much better.

Litten was smashed by Leeds’ new signing David Fusitu’a as the former received the ball out the back, but a number of supporters believed the Rhinos winger should have been penalised.

That, however, was quelled by most within the sport, including the likes of Richie Mathers as well as Leeds assistant coach Sean Long.

And, now Fusitu’a himself has had his say on the incident, stating that it was “fair”.

“I felt it was a fair shot,” Fusitu’a told BBC Radio Leeds at the club’s media day.

“First and foremost, I’m just glad he was alright and he came out fine, but I feel like I got under the ball and that it was a fair shot.”

When quizzed about whether or not such hits can be expected of the Rhinos winger, the Tongan international remained humble.

“If the opportunity comes, we don’t make many tackles out there on the wing but the ones we do make we’ve got to make them count.

“As long as I can keep to the defensive structures and once the opportunity comes I will make the play.”

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John allanson
5 months ago

Faraimo first game for hull against dobbins he was sent off for same tackle
Oh but we’re talking Leeds arnt we ??