Hull FC flier seeking time on the wing

Fetuli Talanoa has revealed that he is desperate to operate on the wing more often in 2016.

The former South Sydney star was forced to play chunks of the season at centre due to injuries in the Hull backline. Despite that, the 28-year-old still scored 9 tries in 23 Super League games, including a hat trick against Hull FC’s fierce rivals Hull KR at the Magic Weekend.

With Talanoa himself now over a knee injury that ended his season early, he is looking forward to spending more time in his preferred position.

“With the injuries we were hit with I had to slot into centre. I didn’t mind it because it’s a team game and we were short on players,” he told the Hull Daily Mail.

“This season coming up I will probably spend most of my time on the wing. I prefer playing on the wing and it’s my position. I feel most comfortable there.

“It will be good to be back on the wing for the majority of the season.”

A hamstring twinge has restricted Talanoa’s training this week, however he admitted that he has enjoyed the rigours of pre-season so far.

“I was in full training but I twinged my hamstring last week. It’s only a minor issue but I’ve just got to watch that. As for the knee I’m pretty much in full swing with it.

“Once you feel you can start running freely and there is nothing holding you back it’s great. The hardest part is going through the injury and getting the operation.”