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Super League star suggests there was previously an attitude and culture problem at club

St Helens were stunned by Hull FC over the weekend.

After a strong start, the Black and Whites took the lead against the Champions. A kick from Clifford to the right corner for Hull FC was taken and fed back inside the Clifford who powered over.

After seeing off St Helens pressure, Andre Savelio charged forward off a Saints kick. He would then later in the set charge towards the line. After being held, a short ball allowed skipper Carlos Tuimavave to power over.

Hull then scored a third try after a kick appeared to be running dead with Jack Welsby shepherding the ball however he would be made to pay for taking no action with the ball flicked back in play and grounded by Jake Trueman.

Hull FC get the pressure on the Saints and Chris Satae scored a simple try as he stepped left and burrowed over.

Hull looked to have scored a fifth try before the break as Jamie Shaul carved through and spun the ball wide to Litten. He looked to have produced an acrobatic finish in the corner but the try was denied as he was seen to have dropped the ball.

The Saints gave themselves hope with a lovely try. Konrad Hurrell carved through before a great last play saw Jack Welsby feed James Bell to score.

The Black and Whites then cancelled that out with a try of their own. Clifford continued to pull the strings with a grubber leading to a Cam Scott try.

After Hull spent the second half defending, the Black and Whites crowned the win with a superb try as McIntosh intercepted and raced the length of the field to score.

A great win for the Black and Whites and one that shows the new culture Tony Smith is fostering at the club.

Speaking after the game this was something Man of the Match Andre Savelio hinted at.

The second-row suggested there was an attitude and culture problem at the club before this season:

“The boys will be buzzing, they will be over the moon. We have worked hard, even the boys who aren’t playing,” he said on Sky Sports.

“I spent some time out the team and I always tried to stay positive for them and the boys that aren’t in the team are trying to stay positive for us.

“It has been a while since this club has been in that place where everyone has genuinely got each other’s back and it is probably showing in the results.”

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