Super League star out indefinitely

The play-off race is fascinating with Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves Hull KR, Hull FC and Salford Red Devils in a real battle for the fifth and sixth spots in the table with the likes of Wigan Warriors, St Helens, Leigh Leopards and Catalans Dragons seemingly nailed on for the end of season play-offs.

Hull FC have really emerged as a genuine contender to make the top six after a poor start to the season losing seven of their opening nine games.

They gave themselves a real shot of momentum with a win over Hull KR in the derby and backed that up against Castleford Tigers last week.

A kick from former Cas star Jake Trueman was flicked into the path of Adam Swift to score to make it 4-0 and get things going.

The Tigers though, needing a win, found a try of their own with a sweeping move to the left with Elliot Wallis going over. Gareth Widdop converted to make it 6-4.

Hull though would retake the lead when Carlos Tuimamvave powered his way over the try line but at halftime it was 8-all when Widdop notched a penalty.

However, Castleford’s start to the second half was as worse as possible as Chris Satae powered over before going on a rampage from kick off before setting Swift away for a second.

Liam Sutcliffe kicked both goals and Hull led 20-8. Castleford gave themselves hope when Jack Broadbent slipped through the defensive line to score and make it 20-14.

But Hull would soon have a 10 point lead when Davy Litten scored in the corner to give Hull FC a 24-14 lead.

Cameron Scott then showed great power to extend the lead to 30-14 before he doubled his money to make it 36-14 as the Black and Whites went on a second half rampage.

Former Hull winger Bureta Faraimo did get a consolation try to make it 36-18 with 10 minutes to go.

A great win for Hull FC and it came without star fullback Tex Hoy after a hamstring injury.

He has now confirmed that he is out indefinitely saying on social media:

“Going to leave this here. Hamstring is okay. Following a plan of action from the medical staff to get it healthy but at this stage I am taking it week by week. My return to play is indefinite.”