Logan Moy praised for strong Hull FC showing as Jack Walker return not ruled out

Logan Moy has been one to watch at Hull FC this year.

Simon Grix hasn’t ruled Jack Walker out of playing in Hull FC’s next game against Leeds Rhinos in a fortnight. However, it’s fair to suggest Logan Moy is in the driving seat after another eye-catching display at Huddersfield Giants.

After coming back into the side at Castleford Tigers last week, Moy, who was brave under the high ball and returned well, was given the nod at full-back again, with Walker instead playing for the club’s reserves side at Wakefield Trinity.

However, Grix, who praised the teenager for his try-scoring display, insists there will be opportunities for both players with 14 games of the season still to play.

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“It’s not Moy vs Wakka,” Grix told Hull Live. “We’ve got two full-backs, and they’ve both got stuff to work on. Everyone in this squad has, or we wouldn’t be where we are on the table.

“I didn’t think Wakka had his best game against London, so Moy got his opportunity. He went well at Castleford, so he got to go again. He listened to some of the things I asked him to do this week. He did them pretty well.

“Seeing him get over for a try was also brilliant, and the boys celebrated that with him. That was a big moment for him, but I thought he was tough as well. They put him under that spot and tried to make life hard for him, but I thought he made life quite hard for them as well with his kick returns at times.

“I won’t go down the lines of justifying the selections or anything like that, but we knew Moy would do a good job for us, and he did. We’ve got another week worth of training before we start looking at the next game. Wakka could be back in the frame for that.”

Lining up for the reserves, Walker will now aim to impress in training ahead of the clash against the Rhinos at the MKM Stadium. Grix again reaffirmed there’s a chance for the former Leeds talent, with Moy's situation compared to that of fellow teenager Jack Charles, with the coaching group wanting to get a full flavour of the squad as they move forward into next year.

“Wakka might get back in,” Grix added. “It’s a bit like Jack Charles—we won’t be throwing Moy out to the wolves every week. It’s not fair on him, but we’ll assess it from week to week as we do everyone else.

“Let’s be honest, there are some people that are playing because we don’t have much depth in their position. They’re going to be playing every week regardless of what happens, but there are other positions where if the numbers are there and the options are there to move them around, then we will do that.

“We can only pick 17, and we need to look at everyone. That’s part of this year. There’s been that much change, but we want to get some wins on the board and change some things about ourselves, whether that’s perception or whatever, but for us on the coaching side, we want to have a look at everyone and see what everyone is about and who are the ones who are going to take us forward into next season and beyond. Moy is certainly one of those prospects.”

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