Westerman: “Fortunately Sneyd is with us next year”

Hull FC loose forward Joe Westerman believes Castleford stand-off Marc Sneyd provided the main threat for the Tigers in their draw last week, and is understandably excited by the news he will join the Black and Whites next season.

The 23-year-old pivot was man of the match in the thrilling round 22 clash on Thursday, despite missing a conversion to win the match.

“Credit to Cas, they kept coming and coming and Marc Sneyd – fortunately he’s with us next year – was very smart,” Westerman told the Hull Daily Mail.

“He used his head and got us where we were a bit vulnerable. I don’t think we deserved the draw.”

Next up for Hull is table-toppers St Helens, and Westerman has urged his side to show “grit” if they are to have any chance of scalping the Saints and making the top eight.

“Saints are going to come out fighting here,” he said.

“They’ve got a lot to fight for at the top, and they’re a team that can play rugby.

“We’re still in with a shout of the eight. Two points would have been better than a point, but we must win the rest of our games and hope a few slip up.

“I’m sure if we turn up with the same grit that we showed against Castleford then we’ll give it a good go.

“If we play like that we’ll win more than we lose.”

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