'He's a wrecking ball' Herman Ese'ese lauded after another strong Hull FC display

Herman Ese'ese is having a solid first season at Hull FC.
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Simon Grix believes Hull FC prop Herman Ese'ese can still get better this year and develop more of his game. The Black and Whites prop was at his rampaging best at Huddersfield Giants, despite Friday's defeat, scoring Hull's first try and running strong throughout.

In total, he played for over 70 minutes, with just several minutes of rest in between his two stints in the first-half, not to mention the half-time break. In that time, Ese'ese, as per the Super League website, carried the ball 21 times for 146 metres, making seven tackle busts, three offloads, and one break.

Defensively, he made 39 tackles, with no misses and no penalties given away in what was another stern account following a difficult couple of weeks with London Broncos' 'verbal abuse' acquisitions, which Ese'ese was cleared of on Monday.

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Speaking to Hull Live post-match, Grix said: "There is some stuff in there that needs tidying up with Herman, but you can’t deny that he’s a handful when he’s got the ball in his hands. He’s a bit of a wrecking ball.

"We just need to get a few more people playing to the best of their ability which will give us a chance to rest Herman a bit more. There are a lot of positives and he was one of them. I wouldn’t fancy tackling him from five metres. If the try line was five metres away every time he took the ball, he’d be top try scorer I think."

Grix also praised Brad Fash after just his second appearance of the season. The vice captain returned to the side after a three-month ankle injury last week, and came off the bench against the Giants.

"I also thought Fash took some steps forward tonight," Grix added. "It were tough for him last week. He’s had what he did in pre-season wrote off with the injury he had. He was better."

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