Hull FC prepare for two important selection decisions as the full-back and wing positions are filled


Simon Grix has two important decisions to make regarding his Hull FC line-up this week, with the full-back and left wing positions up for grabs.

Logan Moy and Jack Walker are locked in a battle for the full-back position, with both in contention for a place at Huddersfield Giants on Friday night. Harvey Barron and Lewis Martin are also vying for a place on the wing. Moy and Barron were awarded the nod to Castleford Tigers last week, and Grix was impressed with both of their performances.

However, that leaves no guarantees this week as the caretaker manager explained Moy's development process and Walker hopes to return to the team after sitting out at Wheldon Road.

In his pre-match press conference, Grix said: “We didn't play well enough against London. There should have been a few changes. That (Moy for Walker) was the change that was available to us. Moy has trained well and it was an opportunity to let him play. I think Moy showed last week what he is: a bundle of energy. The club has tied him down for the long term and the plan now is to try to keep him improving every week and help him learn.”

“He played a lot as a hooker in the academy and we looked at him as a full-back as well. It's a difficult position and it will take him some time to master it, but he does a pretty good job. We're just trying to help him get better and look after him. If he plays well, he'll get chances, but if we feel we need to take him out and put someone else in, we will do that.

“If Wakka gets his shirt back and plays well, it could be a while before Moy gets another chance. It's nice to have the opportunity to use him and use him again.”

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The same thought process applies to the winger, with Martin playing in 11 of Hull's first 12 games this year. However, Barron returned to the team last week after suffering a forehead fracture and Grix, who wants to see such competition in his team, acknowledged the winger is in pole position to get another chance.