Leigh Centurions 22-64 Hull FC: Player ratings and major talking points

No coach, no wins and no mercy from Hull FC as they dealt the Leigh Centurions their biggest defeat of the season so far, and to add insult to injury, it was on home soil as well.

So, it’s still square one for the Centurions whereas Hull avoided dropping below arch-rivals Hull Kingston Rovers as they continued their surge towards the play-offs.

Major Talking Points:

1. No Mercy from Hull FC

As you could guess, the black and whites were just absolutely clinical as they ran in 12 tries to secure their sixth win in the Super League. It was the first time Hull have ran in over 60 points in four years, sending out a clear message that they are far from cannon fodder and could be genuine title contenders.

2. What now for Leigh?

Still without a coach, caretaker Kurt Haggerty has options to weigh up now as his side conceded their 12th defeat in as many matches in all competitions. They started well, leading 6-4 after an early try for James Bell but after that, aside a couple of sparks in attack, it was simply a procession. The Centurions are now facing an uphill struggle, with relegation looming over them as well as the unwanted history of becoming the first team in Super League itself to play entire season and lose every game.

3. Should Hull players have been selected for England?

Okay Josh Griffin – sadly now out for the season – was originally selected but one must ask how he was the only one after what happened at Leigh. Jake Connor was selected as Player of the Match by Adrian Morley and rightfully so. He was simply unplayable. But others arguably should’ve been considered such as Adam Swift. He notched a further two tries to move within one of Ryan Hall at the top of the try scoring charts. Were both of them omitted harshly?

Player Ratings:

Leigh Centurions
1 Ryan Brierley – 7
22 Craig Mullen – 5
11 Ben Hellewell – 5
3 Iain Thornley – 6
4 Junior Sa’u – 5
7 Joe Mellor – 5
30 Ben Reynolds – 6
19 Nathan Mason – 5
9 Liam Hood – 6
10 Mark Ioane – 6
18 Matty Gee – 5
21 Tyrone McCarthy – 6
13 James Bell – 6
Substitutes
2 Matty Russell – 6
14 Matty Wildie – 5
16 Nathaniel Peteru – 5
26 Nathan Peats – 5

Hull FC
1 Jake Connor – 9
2 Bureta Faraimo – 8
23 Connor Wynne – 9
5 Mahe Fonua – 9
21 Adam Swift – 9
6 Josh Reynolds – 9
7 Marc Sneyd – 8
10 Chris Satae – 9
9 Danny Houghton – 8
13 Ligi Sao – 8
11 Andre Savelio – 9
12 Manu Ma’u – 8
16 Jordan Lane – 8
Substitutes
14 Jordan Johnstone – 8
17 Brad Fash – 8
20 Jack Brown – 8
27 Mitieli Vulikijapani – 7

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Leyther
Leyther
1 year ago

What a bullsh*t page